My goodness my fertility life has been a roller coaster the past few weeks. Goodness gracious. So 2 cycles ago when I had the early loss miscarriage the nurse initially told me I would need to take 1 cycle off and as soon as I started my 2nd period we could start another cycle. A week after she told me that she said we would need to take 2 cycles off, so I had to wait until I started my 3rd period until we could start another medicated cycle. She even told us to use protection in the meantime. THEN about a week after that my Dr. actually called me just to talk and see how I was doing (very cool…I think the nurse had told him to call me after I was NOT ONE BIT happy with her telling me two different things). HE told me that we should be good to start another medicated cycle after sitting out 1 cycle. That made me feel better, so back to the original plan.
So then I have my day 3 ultrasound on Monday and my endometrium is too thick. Seriously??? It was at 8 and they want to see it at 5. Sigh. So after hounding my RE’s office I finally heard back at almost 6pm (after the ultrasound was at 10am that morning) and they said that yep, the endometrium was too thick and we had to sit out this cycle too. They wanted to put me back on birth control for this cycle too. This didn’t make me happy, so being the advocate for myself that I am, I asked the nurse if we could repeat the ultrasound because I was still bleeding. After some huffing and contemplating with the Dr. they agreed to “let me” get a day 5 ultrasound if I “really wanted to”. Yes, yes I did. That brings us to yesterday when I went back and had the day 5 ultrasound, and guess what? Endometrium at 5.1!! We CAN do a medicated cycle this cycle!! If I hadn’t PUSHED for another ultrasound I would be on birth control right now!! That makes me a tad bit…OK a lotta bit…aggravated at the RE’s office. So after ANOTHER change of plans we are back to the original plan.
THEN I go to pick up my Clomid at Walgreens yesterday evening and they didn’t have any record of the prescription being called in. After talking to the answering service at the RE and getting a return call from a Dr. who had to re-call in the prescription, I started to think AGAIN this cycle wasn’t going to work out. Sheesh. :) Finally the meds were available to be picked up and I have never been that happy to have meds in my hand. The first day of Clomid is in my system now and we are on track for IUI #3 in 2ish weeks!
Do you see the crazy roller coaster??? How have I not pulled out all of my hair or something? Oh yes, the fact that the Lord is in control might have a little to do with that. :)
A cool thing about the craziness is that I met a fellow infertility patient at the Dr. yesterday morning as I was waiting for the day 5 ultrasound! This doesn’t happen…ever…because it is just my OBGYN’s office where I go for all of the monitoring so normally there are pregnant women all around me. But this time the Lord orchestrated that encounter and we were able to share stories and contact information with each other. Who knows, maybe that is why I had to get that day 5 ultrasound!
COME ON IUI CYCLE #3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!