(Closed) Infertility thread part IV

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 317
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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@heathaah: So exciting! The Bruins could take it tonight! We didn’t even watch the game yesterday. Both times we sat down and watched it they lost. DH is so superstitous. If we go watch it somewhere and they lose, we can’t go back to watch another game. And now that they won and we didn’t watch it, we may not watch any others.

And good luck with the IUI! When do you start the clomid?

Post # 318
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@sweetkate:  That’s funny!!  I start up clomid tonight!  Horraayy for hot flashes!!!  🙂

I think I will be watching the game alone tonight  🙁  DH plays basketball and goes out with friends on Tuesdays! 

Post # 319
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@heathaah: I’ll be watching with you!! Hopefully it’s not a heart attack inducing game like the last few!

Post # 320
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@heathaah:  I’m glad you got some face time with your RE and you were able to make a plan.  Maybe the IUI will do the trick!

Post # 321
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@heathaah: That is awesome news!!!!! Wow, that is not bad for cost at all! Why is everything so high here?! Well, mine hurt! I’m sorry, not what you want to hear, but man did it hurt! She couldn’t get the catheter through my cervix, and that was pretty painful. Other than that though, I didn’t really feel a thing! My legs always start to twich when I have them up like that though!

Post # 322
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

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@heathaah:  Glad you have a new plan of action!  IUI was surprisingly affordable for us too, we paid $425 yesterday without any insurance coverage.  Honestly, the procedure was pretty easy for me.  They clean your cervix, which feels like a pap, then insert the catheter and plunger the semen in. I definitely felt it – kind of a mild scraping, warm/burning sensation, and some light cramping for a few minutes.  She actually had to kind of tug the catheter out of my cervix at the end too, which was kind of a weird feeling again, but no pain.  I didn’t have to lay there or anything afterward either – they won’t fall out since they’re already up in your ute 🙂

The catheter part and insertion of dye for my HSG was way more uncomfortable than the IUI.  Like RosieGirl, the doctor had a harder time getting the cath in that time.  And honestly, my first ultrasound was probably more uncomfortable too – I think the dr was just more agressive with the wand than the NP I’ve seen since then.

Post # 323
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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@heathaah:Yeah not gonna lie…mine hurt too! She had difficulty finding the right spot in the cervix. It felt alot like my HSG.

Thats awesome about the cost too! I don’t understand why it is so different in some areas, for example out of pocket at my RE is just $250.

From what I remember make sure you either BD or he does his own deed 2 days prior but no more or less. You want him to be able to give a good sample. He’ll drop his sample off an hour before your appointment so they can wash and prepare it. The actual procedure itself takes maybe 10 minutes if that depending on the difficulty and then you lay there for 10-20 minutes with your knees bent. Then you go on with your life. My RE wanted to do a back to back IUI but we could not fit it in in anyway the next day so they may tell you to BD just for back up. You will more than likely get a trigger shot but not sure. She will tell you to test 14 days post the actual IUI to ensure the trigger shot is out of your system since it has been shown to test postive in some up to 14 days post shot. And thats it!

GOOD LUCK!!!

Post # 324
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You ladies are all making me hungry with all your chocolate talk!

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@stormy9973: That’s great about starting on your own!

@Jenn23: Sorry about the negative but like others said, it’s not a definite till you get your period!

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@heathaah: That’s great you got a new plan!

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@Rosie Girl: Well I’m a little bit difficult because I’m English so I don’t even know what half of those sweets you’re talking about are! But you’ve given me lots of ideas of things to go out and try : ) I do have a very sweet tooth though, especiallly with cake, yum! Okay, so stuff I like…. I LOVE travelling more than anything, I’m never happier than when looking at amazing pictures from somewhere around the world or reading a book. I love reading in general, trashy TV (again, the English in me),anything sparkly, shiny or glittery, making jewellery, cake decorating, drinking tea, wine…. I’m a writer so my guilty pleasure is reading gossip columns and crime articles (all research, honest, lol)… aw and my favourite thing is spending time with my nieces, which I hardly get to do now I live abroad but only 5 weeks until I see them again, yey! So that’s a pretty long list!

Hope you all had a great Easter!

Post # 325
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@heathaah: YAY!!!!  That’s GREAT news!  And the cost isn’t too horrible, either!  Fingers crossed for you!!!

 

Post # 326
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@heathaah: that is GREAT news!!!  Hoping the IUI does the trick for you!!

Post # 327
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hey, I just learned something new and interesting…

I had a LEEP procedure 10 years ago, and I mentioned it just now to my RE’s nurse on the phone.  She said there is a chance that scarring from that might be interfering with my cervical mucus!  That means IUI would help if that was the case.  I had no idea.  I seriously hope this is all a cervical mucus problem!!

 

Post # 328
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@heathaah: That could be such good news! That may be why I had pain during the IUI, i have had cancer down there and procedures to cut it out. I hope IUI does the trick for you!!!!!

Post # 329
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@heathaah: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

This is awesome news, YAY for a new plan and YAY for it not being cost prohibitive!!

 

Post # 330
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You know, I really am bothered by the odds of (anyone) getting pregnant in any given month.  Now we are paying about $500 a month to get a 20% chance.  I need to get that number out of my head.  It is just such a fustrating process.  And I am moody and bloated and headachey….

ETA:  I got good news and a new direction today…wth is my problem!!!  Ugh, I can’t shake this.

Post # 331
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@heathaah: because you are HUMAN and because it can be a very frustrating process.

You got an ass ton of positive vibes coming your way.

And I got a big ass so, thats a lot of vibes. Laughing

 

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