The good, the bad, and the really sad: I was finally able to start this IUI cycle after my whopping 8 day luteal phase. My CD 3 ultrasound showed 0 antral follicles. ZERO!!! My FSH was 7, and my E2 was 20. I was told to start on 225 Follistim and come back on CD… Continue reading No Eggs, Low Estrogen, and Educational Fibroids!
Well I couldn't possibly be more frustrated right now. My weight loss is plateauing. I ovulated 12 days late this cycle, so I am currently 8 dpo, and I should be on day 6 of stims and instead I am just sitting around waiting for my period. My basal temp dipped this morning and I… Continue reading Frustration
It seems crazy that I keep finding reasons to be grateful during infertility struggles. I read about the experiences of other infertile couples in my Facebook groups or my message boards, other blogs, and even though I have a terrible situation, here is what I am grateful for. Mostly, my husband. My diminished ovarian reserve… Continue reading Gratitude During Infertility
I just got back from my appointment with the RD (registered dietician.) Dr. M told me to see the RD five weeks ago, back when she wanted me to lose weight prior to any infertility treatment. Then she saw my AMH drop, my antral follicle count of a whole TWO, and decided we need to… Continue reading
I am terrified. I am terrified that I am in perimenopause. I am terrified that I will never have a baby with my own eggs. I am terrified that if use a donor egg, I will always feel like I missed out. This terror is cold and hard, like an enormous metal sphere, sinking deep… Continue reading What Is At the End Of My Infertility Journey?
I picked up my meds for my upcoming IUI! Since the first time I saw a picture like this of fertility meds, I've wanted to take one of my own. That's the stupidest thing you've ever heard, right? Well, I wasn't always this way. I have read this phrase "infertility island" repeatedly, and the earliest… Continue reading Coming of Age on Infertility Island
Yesterday was our second appointment with my fertility doctor, Dr. M. I got my Fertilome test results back. I have two genetic variants that are associated with a moderate risk for disorders associated with infertility - one for premature ovarian failure, and one for endometriosis. I don't have the latter (as far as we know)… Continue reading Too Fat for IVF!