If the definition of insanity is...

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If the definition of insanity is...
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Sat, 07-10-2010 - 8:47am

...doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then how crazy would I would be to try a third IVF?

I got this e-mail from my IVF coordinator yesterday:

"Just letting you know that Dr Copperman had his team meeting today and he has decided on a plan for another cycle. He was very pleased with your response last time and the plan is the same as last time, although the dose of meds may change throughout."

He was pleased? But I didn't get pregnant!

I don't know, man. This last BFN was pretty devastating.

The idea of spending another $15K is daunting, but let's face it, we've been DINKs for so long that we have a little extra dough. What are we gonna spend it on, a Winnebago?

I'd kinda geared myself up for trying naturally -- and we're still going to, at least for this cycle -- but is it worth trying something that statistically has better odds?

Welcoming any and all input.


Susan CB



TTC #1 at age (gulp) 42

June 2008: m/c

April 2010: IVF #1 -- chemical pregnancy

June 2010: IVF #2 -- BFN


Susan CB

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Registered: 08-19-2008
Tue, 07-13-2010 - 12:22pm

Susan, I know this is a very difficult and confusing decision that you are trying to make.

 

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Tue, 07-13-2010 - 12:55pm

Ruth, are we married to the same DH? Mine is also a very practical computer geek. My nickname for him is Dr. Science! It was fun to see him debating (in his gentle, geeky way) the IVF odds with our RE.

We were supposed to have a follow-up appointment on 8/5, but I was able to get an earlier one for this Thursday. I'm going to ask about Saizen, the human growth hormone that Susan L. and Jenna took in their successful IVFs. If we get a sense that we can do SOMETHING to improve our chances we might go for it again. I'm not too thrilled about the prospect, but as you said, that "had to know" thing is a powerful motivator.

Thank you so much for your support! I will let you know what happens on Thursday.


Susan CB



TTC #1 at age (gulp) 42

June 2008: m/c

April 2010: IVF #1 -- chemical pregnancy

June 2010: IVF #2 -- BFN


Susan CB

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Tue, 07-13-2010 - 11:32pm
You go Susan!

 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 06-19-2008
Wed, 07-14-2010 - 10:32pm
Go, Susan!!

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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