IUI ...sigh

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IUI ...sigh
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Fri, 12-24-2010 - 12:11pm

One juicy follicle, great IUI timing, bad sperm count again.

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

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In reply to: chouli77
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 7:45am
Thank you for saying that, Ann. I haven't let it get ugly, in fact he doesn't even know that I have little resentments. He had to go get that vasectomy, didn't he?
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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In reply to: chouli77
Sun, 12-26-2010 - 8:11pm

Oh girl - I feel your sigh... It's how I felt when DH put up 2.2 million... I felt deflated and he felt like less of a man... Such a craptastic thing this TTC... I think your plan is a good one if you don't get your BFP this cycle, but I'm keeping everything crossed for you my friend - there are so many signs that this should be it - Christmas IUI, gift from your parents... We were in the same boat and I'm glad we are taking a couple months off before our IVF - its just too much. DH is so much more important to me right now and it was starting to get "ugly" where I was beginning to resent him.

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In reply to: chouli77
Sun, 12-26-2010 - 7:33pm
Didja do the baby dance when you finished???
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In reply to: chouli77
Sun, 12-26-2010 - 7:02pm
Sure did, and with preseed!
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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In reply to: chouli77
Sun, 12-26-2010 - 10:50am
(((HUGS))) Chouli. I don't want to shoot rainbows up your butt but it does only take one. There is always a chance and I really, really hope this is it for you. I really don't know what the numbers mean so I can't help there. GL Chica. Hope you got your Christmas nookie in!
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In reply to: chouli77
Sun, 12-26-2010 - 5:01am
I completely get it. I have felt that way a LOT of months and my tune always changes after AF comes and goes and I end up changing my mind no matter how hard I fight it. I hope you are stronger than I am, but even if you're not, I just wanted you to know that it's okay! I felt the same way after three injectables cycles. I would give anything to find those posts. I was tired of needles, u/s, follicle counts, IUI timing, sperm count - it's all SO exhausting. You know, my happy medium was to stop all the RE related stuff and just go back to OPK's and DTD. I have been doing that since May and only now thinking of trying another couple IUI cycles.
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In reply to: chouli77
Sat, 12-25-2010 - 6:01pm
I love hearing stories of hope. I really cling to the idea that it CAN happen eventually.
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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In reply to: chouli77
Sat, 12-25-2010 - 6:00pm
Chelle, the more I think about it, the more convinced I am that taking a RE break would be the right thing to do for us if this cycle is a bfn. I'm tired of the meds, bloating, procedures, etc. Taking a few months off would give DH a chance to be treated for his low sperm count by the urologist.
And, sounds strange to admit, but I think his diminishing SA is the universe telling me that IVF is what we need to do. Maybe its the universe getting us in line for our RE's MFIVF research study?
I'm not fully throwing in the towel this month, but I have to be a realist. That's just not enough sperm for one elusive follie. My girl's got evasive manuvers, I swear!
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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In reply to: chouli77
Sat, 12-25-2010 - 1:12am
I am crossing my fingers for you! Good luck.
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Fri, 12-24-2010 - 5:29pm

Chouli, I don't post a ton but I do lurk. I wanted to chime in to empathize about how frustrating that can be. But don't lose hope...on my BFP cycle, we only had just over 2 million and I thought for sure there was no way. But two weeks later, a BFP so I am living proof that it can happen!

If you don't get your miracle BFP this time though, we've had great results with FertilAid for Men and would definitely recommend it. My DH's count went from 5 million prewash to 14 million after 3 full months of him taking the supplements 3X/day (post wash IUI numbers went from 2.1 million to 8.7 million). His motility also increased from low 30s to 56%, and even the morph went up a little (though we still have room for improvement in that area).

Anyways, don't give up. It can happen! Good luck!

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