I had my third round with the infamous dildo cam today. If this-in any way-sounds like a pleasurable experience to you, I assure you, it was not.
As our doc is on vacation (lucky SOB lol), the nurses are taking care of us this week. Thankfully, my angel nurse (sweet lady that scratched my legs during the last painful IUI) was the one to call me back today.
“Third time’s the charm!” she squealed.
Findings: I have four follicles this time around, two of which that are HUMONGOUS!!! One was so large she initially said she wasn’t sure if it was a follicle, or a cyst. After apologizing because she knew she was hurting me, she said, lucky for me, it was just a big ass follicle (like I need anymore medical intervention right now!).
Because my follicles were much larger today, I trigger shot tonight (yippee!) & we do IUI number three Wednesday morning.
The only thing I’m concerned about (apart from the pain & PTSD), is that hubby has done some research on the trigger shot lately. He said, reading up on it, it looks like there’s a 24 to 36 hour window. As my appointment is 10 am Wednesday, that would be 3 hours past the cut off point….which concerns me. A friend of mine, whose an RN, also asked once before how they knew they weren’t missing my, “window,” entirely….& I don’t know the answer to that. On other blogs I follow, as well as in my own research, I’ve seen other people either have their blood drawn, or have several ultrasounds just to be sure everything is a go. At the least, I’ve seen several others say they had an ultrasound the day of the procedure to make sure they were within the peak time frame.
Also, blood work has never been done or even mentioned to either one of us….from what I’ve read, that’s a pretty standard procedure in the world of infertility &, usually, one of the FIRST things completed when you initially see an RE. When we went into this, hubby had two semen analysis & I had the hellacious HSG test. No word of blood work then, or now….if things don’t work out this time around, we’re seriously considering (after a month, or so off from any TX) seeing another specialist. The closest one, apart from the one we are currently seeing, is in Cincinnati. It’s much more of a drive for us but may be worth it….though I hope it doesn’t come to that.
Here’s to hoping….even though I’m not that good at it lately.
On a brighter note, I utilized my inner social worker & did some self care on the way home. After grocery shopping, I snagged these babies in light of my hellacious day & the week to come.