Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Welcome to Cycle Day 1

It's like deja vu all over again. Goodbye, IUI #5; Hello, IUI #6. Originally, my beta was scheduled for Friday. Now that appointment has been changed to a Day 3 Monitoring (BW/US) appointment.

Shocking, I tell you, simply shocking. Do you think it was my husband's high fever on IUI day? Or my high fever for 7 days after IUI day? Or the terrible fall I took in my laundry room? Yeah, I don't think it was any of those things either. I think it was the fact that IUIs have abysmally low per cycle success rates, which is why I'm ready to be off this IUI train. One more and then I move to IVF.

I can't say I'm particularly thrilled about moving to IVF, except that the per cycle odds are somewhat higher than with IUI and at least it will feel like I'm doing something instead of marking time in my calendar until the next cycle.

Still, I'm quite tired of this whole game.

8 comments:

Monica said...

Oh, man! I was really hoping for you. How are you coping?

Thalia said...

SOrry to hear this, Karen. It hurts so much, every bloody time, doesn't it?

squarepeg said...

I'm really sorry to hear about that. Nothing's worse that Af showing up unannounced...

I hope you don't have to make it to IVF, but I understand wanting to be there...

My Reality said...

Crap. This sucks. I am sorry, Karen.

Watson said...

I am so sorry. It just sucks each and every time...

We did 4 IUIs last spring and I'm only now moving on to IVF, the whole idea of pursuing it was (and still is) very intimidating.

And I was (and still am) just so tired of all this.

But I'm hoping that this next cycle is your lucky one and that you won't have to take any next steps.

Hang in there, okay?

decemberbaby said...

Of all the unwanted house guests, AF is the worst. I'm sorry she showed up.

I'm going to keep hope alive for your sixth try - let it be the one that works, please God!

Kris said...

I'm sorry. Even when it's anticipated, it still sucks.

SaraS-P said...

Oh, I am so sorry.

I am just getting into this game, and so many players don't seem to enjoy it much.

Maybe, just maybe, this next one will not let you down. Maybe. Could be.

I sure would love to read about that.