Friday, September 26, 2008

AF comes to town!!

Well, I started! I am okay though. I cried a little when I saw my friend who is also going through this. She talked to me about it and it made me feel better because I know that she COMPLETELY understands. I feel that I have gotten so much out of this experience, even though it has been the hardest thing I've ever been through. No, I take that back...Brandon being in Iraq was the hardest thing for me. So since I've been through the hardest thing in my life...I will just take this as a learning exprience.
From this experience I have gotten closer to people that I know who have also been through this. I have gotten much, much closer to God. I have become stronger. I have learned to value Brandon and I's relationship so much more. I have looked at the true blessings in my life. All of these things have made me a better person. So I am thankful for this time because I know God has a reason for it. I will one day know what that is...for now I will sit back and enjoy the blessings that I do have. I will also sing "Bring the rain"..........


Hear My Cry said...

I'm so sorry! I am lifting you up in prayer dear one. Big Hugs!

Dave and Elaine said...

Sorry to hear this. Praying for you.

beth ewing said...

so sorry girl. i was rooting for you. hang in there.

Hear My Cry said...

Hey girl, I can't comment about because your play list is covering the comment button for me on your post Cycle 3 Day 2, so I came down here to post.

My RE doesn't do 2 IUI's back to back because they see they don't see a higher success rate with it, I think he would, if I insisted but with our cash flow that isn't a possibility right now.

From what I have read (but I'm new at treatments so what do I know?) if you are producing 2 healthy mature follicles on 50 mg I wouldn't up it. I read that more medicine will not produce more follicles, if your body is responding to the lower dose you won't get more from a higher dose. Higher doses are for women who don't ovulate on lower doses. That's just what I've read about Clomid though, no experience with that.

Now, I don't know where you and dh stand with medicine but you could move on to injectables to get more follicles but this would depend highly on your RE and your personal feelings. I know we have sort of made the decision to move onto injectables because of my age, and 2 failed cycles with Clomid...(for some reason I think it was actually 3 cycles...I've got to check my prescription because I had 3 months and I believe I've used them all...that'll be something if I've forgotton a cycle, ugh) now this month I've moved onto Femara, mainly because I lost all of my cervical mucous with Clomid. BUT I have to say, if we are doing IUI's that shouldn't matter. I've only had one follicle with Clomid and Femara, and for me that is disappointing. I was hoping like you to have more mature follicles, and I was hoping since I didn't with Clomid I would with Femara.

It's tough making these decisions. The injectables are high. The Bravelle we are thinking about doing is going to cost me $880. That's a big jump from $9 Clomid and $111 for Femara. I just keep thinking though, if I have more follicles maybe it'll work.

Well friend, big hugs. I'm praying for you to have success and may God lead you to make the best decision for your cycles. :)

Hear My Cry said...

(Sorry about all of those typos, I should have proof read.)