Wednesday, February 16, 2011

#4 or more accurately #1

We are on our way to having our fourth IUI done. Just a recap: last week I went to my doctor to see how my first month since the surgery was looking. Overall, things were positive except for an unwanted cyst on my left ovary. Because it was just a normal cyst and not an endometrioma, my doctor said we could go ahead and do the medicine.

I took 50 mg of Clomid on Days 3 through 7 on my cycle, which would help with follicle development. Sure enough, I found out at today's appointment that I had a few follicles, five total, though only two of them were big enough to mention. Both are on my left ovary, which is good since that is the ovary that didn't have the giant endometrioma removed, and overall my left ovary looks a bit healthier. The two follicles were right around 18 mm which is not ideal but decent. Also, even though that cyst isn't gone, it is far enough from the follicles that my doctor said it wouldn't impede ovulation. The next step is to wait another day to give my little tiny follicles time to grow, do the Ovidrel injection tomorrow night, and then head to the doctor Saturday morning for my IUI.

I am very excited about all of this, and I am just getting more and more excited as the day goes on. At first everything just felt like it always does. Just another doctor's visit. Just another IUI. Then I realized this isn't "just another" anything. This is the first time I've ever had a healthy and happy body! For all I know, this is the first real chance I've ever had at conceiving. So, this IUI is not just another one. It could be the one. So exciting.


  1. Can, I'm so excited for you guys! I will be praying hard for you tonight and through the weekend!

  2. Thanks, Steph! Pray pray pray!!