Wednesday, July 28, 2010

IUI#1 (take 2)

We had our first IUI for baby #2 on Friday. It all went smoothly on my end, but DH's end could have been better. His count was only 400,000. We had the on-call RE and he said that the cut off is usually around 800,000, but he's seen IUI success with 300,000. So we did it anyway, but we're not too hopeful. I've said the mantra "it only takes 1" and I know that, but I'm still not planning on getting a BFP. Instead I'm planning a trip with DH to the urologist in a few weeks. Depending on what is found there, I'm sure we'll have to think about IVF again. The sucky part is that we have new insurance as of 8/1 and we have ZERO coverage for IF. Not even bloodwork or u/s that have always been covered before. And certainly no coverage for IUI. So that would be a waste of time and money to keep trying that route. Instead we'll have to investigate if we can get any kind of discount for the IVF cycle and see if I can find some donated meds.

In the end, baby #2 now seems like a dying dream and I'm going to have to come to terms with that some day. It just doesn't make sense for us to eat into our savings when we have EJ to take care of. If it was just the two of us, then we'd make sacrifices all over the place, but we're not sacrificing anything for EJ's sake.

Please keep us in your prayers that we find our way through this mess (once again).

Oh, I'm not exactly sure when I'll test, but it would probably be Friday 8/6 at the latest if AF doesn't show up before then. Luckily we have a dollar store around here so I can POAS and get my BFN for only a buck. LOL.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hysteroscopy #2

This hysteroscopy wasn't nearly as bad as my first one. It was over in about 7 minutes. Aside from some cramping, there wasn't too much pain either. My RE said my uterus "looks like nobody has even been in there". Kind of an odd thing to say, but I get what he means...nothing residual after my last pregnancy with EJ.

CD 14 is Thursday 7/22 and it's my appt for an u/s to decide when our IUI will be. I'm back on Clomid and getting serious night sweats and mild headaches. In general I've been bummed to start this process all over again, but it got worse when we found out our insurance coverage is changing 8/1. Nothing IF related will be covered. Luckily we'll get one IUI in this month before the coverage changes. After that, it's all OOP for us. I know many are in the same sucky boat and it just blows. That makes IVF almost non-existent as a possibility for us now (not that Ed would ever want to do it again).

So, here's to hoping we get lucky on our first IUI. Seriously though, I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. LOL.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

On your mark. Get set...

I had my appt with my RE on Friday and he gave me a plan. Many of you know that I thrive on "plans". They give me purpose and a sense of direction. We went over my history since I last saw him two years ago and he wanted to hear every detail of my pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum. As I type this, I am spotting and expecting AF to arrive in a day or two.

And then...

--Set up hysteroscopy for one day next week. I had one a few years ago and you can read about it HERE if you like. I'm seriously hoping it's not that uncomfortable this time.

--Clomid 100 mg days 3 & 4.
--Clomid 50 mg days 5-6-7.
--Sex for "fun" (as my RE put it) on days 1-11.
--No sex day 12.
--Sex on day 13.
--Scan on day 14.
--Day of IUI depends on what the u/s shows.

If that IUI doesn't work, then he'd like to do another HSG to be sure my tubes are clear. If they are, I guess we'll do more IUIs. If not...who knows what we'll do then.

This is one of those rare times in a TTC journey when you WANT AF to show up, and I'll bet you all $5 that she's late.