The no so good news.

Last Thursday I finally had the follow-up appointment with my RE. I was hoping we were going to be able to do the IUI this cycle, because since I was already in CD11, he said no.

I left his office crying. Sometime during our appointment, he casually mentioned that after 6 months of Letrozole, 50-60% of PCOS patients get pregnant. And of course, here I am, 9 rounds later and nothing yet. He explained our options moving forward. Of course, we are going to try IUI first, it makes more sense financially, not that any of it is covered by my insurance.

Who could think that it was going to be so hard to have a baby that is wanted that much?

For those of you that are braver than I am, there is an over the counter device that allows you to do an IUI at home. It’s call “The Stork” but you have to leave the cap inside from 4-6 hours, and I was afraid to do so.

In unrelated news, I’m pretty sure that I also have Endometriosis.

PS: I’m using green font for the 1st time because green is the color for hope. 

Where is the hope?

So after the excitement of the two big follicles, came the fact that I didn’t have and LH surge and then my progesterone blood test didn’t prove ovulation. I wrote to my RE and I haven’t received an answer… I got my period (I don’t understand how without ovulation…) on CD 25, which is a first.

I think there is a small chance that I ovulated earlier in the cycle but I’m not a damn doctor and the guy who studied to know that doesn’t bother to reply to me. I even called… Nada.

So anyways, I did another round of Letrozole without being too convinced that is still working. The good news is that without insurance is $150 at Publix, but I managed to get them for $38 at Walmart. There is a website that give you coupons… If you need one, please let me know.

Now I’m here, CD 12 I think. No LH surge although the two lines are pretty similar in color in the pee pee stick. I think my testosterone is out of control. My face looks like I’m 15 years old.

I’m still unemployed and fighting a very bad cold after an awful allergy season.

Not a lot of exciting news around here. I guess that’s why I haven’t been blogging. Who wants to read other people whining about their problems?

 

A little bit of everything.

hopeLast week I gave my SO the address to this blog and he told me he couldn’t finish reading it because it was lacking hope. He seems to think I’m a little bit obsessed with this TTC thing, and this blog and its title certainly didn’t help my case, lol 🙂

I guess we see things in a different way, and that’s fine. He is older than me and he already has a 16 years old son. And while he wants another kid, is not an experience he hasn’t had before.

For a while now I’ve been considering starting acupuncture for fertility, but of course my insurance doesn’t cover it. The initial appointment is $125 that I don’t have right now. So yesterday I was organizing a few boxes that I never opened after we moved, and I found a birthday card my grandparents gave me with $150 inside.

It made me so happy that I guess that’s how people feel when they win the lotto! Right away, I called that acupuncture clinic and I made my appointment for this coming Friday. I’ll let you guys know how it goes.