Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Friday IUI

No, I don't know why they are waiting until Friday to do the IUI. I'll still trigger tonight.

I know that trigger shots are done 36 hours prior (both of my previous were at 36 and 24 hours, respectively). And I know that, based on a trigger shot tonight, a Friday IUI is right on track. But I'm going to ovulate before then. I have a follie that is TWENTY SEVEN mm. That guy probably won't last through the night.

My last IUI, I had another large follie ready to go, so we did the trigger 24 hours in advance. Why isn't this RE doing that? Does he think it's too late? THIS is my frustration. Yes, a Friday IUI is timely for my shot. But is it timely for my right ovary?

Ugh. One more mindfuck of TTC.

18 comments:

Just Me...C said...

I'm so sorry hon. Admittedly, I used to worry about the same thing even at the 36 hour mark. I figured since I actually got pg once that maybe I would trust them a little more but admittedly, I didn't have a follie as large as yours. Also, we are obviously more concerned about our chances of catching the egg than our doctors. I'm on the east coast but depending on where you are, can you call your RE to inquire about this and express your concerns?

Dear Diary said...

I now how hard its to trust your doctor and you know your better better than them. But have faith that they know what they are doing. Can you just cover your bases with your hubby today? Just to play it save. Good luck!!

Jen said...

I agree with the commenter about taking care of things in the BD dept tonight. I know theoretically you're supposed to save up the swimmers before an IUI, but my RE was big on doing an IUI 2 days in a row (I had that a couple of times) to increase chances. So obviously 2 days in a row can't be too detrimental! good luck

JC said...

I'm praying for that follie to hold off and wait for the other 2 to catch up! Try to have faith in your Dr, he wouldn't try to sabotage you. I know it's hard and we all worry about everything which is completely normal. But I'm praying for all 3 to do what they're supposed to do. And that you will be naming your baby "Femara"...lol!

A said...

I would say if you get busy tonight just before or after the trigger, even if the big follie lets loose before Friday, there'd be some boys there to meet her... or at least that's what I told myself when I worried about IUI timing after the trigger!

Littlest True Blue said...

Can you call your doc? or just BD tonight and then take tomorrow off to "build up" for iui and have iui on Fri. that shoudl cover all your bases! what i'm thinking though is that you don't ovulate based on the size of your follies, its based on your estrongen and LH levels. Your 27mm follie was ready like 5 days ago but it didn't ovulate! You will probably ovulate more than one eggie, the 27mm one might not even be the best one! Bigger isn't always better! So you shoudl catch a smaller guy for sure! I know I ovulated 3 eggs! Have faith and we'll keep everything crossed for you!
LTB

ifcrossroads said...

It's very possible, considering that you've got that gigantic follie as well as 2 other very nice juicy follies, that your RE is willing to sacrifice that big guy because you have 2 others. Also, that biggie could very well be post mature and so that's why he's okay with waiting.
But yes, BD just in case tonight. It never hurts :)

Kelly said...

I agree with what Mic said. I hope you don't read this for some time and are BDing the night away. :)

(((HUGS)))

Leslie said...

I was very scared of the same thing happening so we usually BD'd the night of the trigger to give us extra insurance. I wish you the best and hope that your IUI goes perfectly!!!

Kim said...

I have to concur with ifcrossroads theory. Definately bd but I'm sure he's got you covered. But never be afraid to question, your spending the money, your the customer, you have a right to answers and solid peace of mind.

Katie said...

So glad to read that your follie check showed such great results!! Sorry that you are bummed about the Friday IUI, but I think you've gotten some great advice here about why that might be happening. Hope you're having fun BD'ing now!!

:-)

Rebecca said...

I agree with what Mic said, too. I really hope the timing works perfectly but I know I'd be a nervous wreck, too, if I was in your shoes.

Arlyne said...

I know you're concerned about the large follie, but a 27 may be overmature, & I agree with Michelle that he may sacrifice that one to get the others. it's actually best to get them between 19 & 21, so it sounds like that's what his thought process is. I would definitely ask them why they decided on friday, so you at least have an answer, & it may ease your mind a bit. I definitely worried about O early too, so I know where you're coming from. sending reassuring (((HUGS)))!!! xoxo

The Baby Race said...

Ugh, so frustrating! I am seriously annoyed at my doctor's inability to really keep track of my follies so now I can't do an IUI this month and have to try on my own. Since obviously that was working so well before. So I totally get your frustration. ARGH!

S.I.F. said...

So annoying. Sometimes I really really believe that I know better about my body than my doctors do. I think they get so wrapped up in the "norm" or the "average" way things work, and I am never in that category.

I hope everything works out with a Friday IUI lady - I really do. I'll be sending all sorts of baby making love your way!

Ashley said...

I'm sorry I don't know. :( Maybe just do a little BD'ing on your own just in case?

Waiting Lisa said...

I think this is the hardest thing about it all. Wondering "What if we do this instead of this." What if we waited too long for "that." What if "this" happened too early. All the questioning and second guessing.

One wrong move and you're stuck waiting another month. It's heartbreaking.

I hope your RE can calm your nerves about this and that you believe you are doing the right thing at the right time.

I hate that this leaves so many awesome women in such turmoil. It's all such a crazy gamble. And we're all trying so hard to do the exact right thing at the exact right time.

*hugs*

erika said...

I am sorry about the confusing timing. I agree with people about the BD. Sending in some troops might not hurt the process;) also, could you talk to the nurse and maybe ask them about the plan? maybe they have a good and re-assuring answer, so you wouldn't worry for days. IUI timing sucks, I could never relax about that, either.
Thinking great numbers for you for tomorrow!