Tuesday, November 14, 2006

On to Cycle 20...

I'm not going to beat around the bush... the beta was negative and I'm suprisingly calm about this. Shockingly even... and it's because I have some great friends that are going to help to make my last of this year at the very least and hopefully last for quite a while injectable cycle a good one...

I'm tempted to even see about doing an IUI this time rather than just the timed intercourse as I think - key word "think" that the odds of success increase substantially. I could of course be wrong. Also I'd have to manage to be triggered to ovulate on one of D's off days. Maybe we'll call this our Christmas present if we go with an IUI as I don't even know how much that costs.

Decisions Decisions...

3 comments:

Kath said...

Dear Sami, I'm so sorry that it didn't work. This is so disappointing.

As for next steps, I just wanted to say that IUI is more effective than timed intercourse, as many more sperm make it to the fallopian tubes.

DinosaurD said...

I'm shocked Sami (somehow with you I always assume it's a sure thing). Congrats on the inject@bles. I wish I had had someone to give my leftovers to (way back in the day).
You guys have such good success rates with timed intercourse that I don't know that IUI would substantially improve the odds but at my clinic they always do it for a stim cycle as it can't hurt right? (Well except for the fact that I doubt D really wants to go into a small room to produce the goods)
DinoD

Thalia said...

An IUI probably doesn't increase your odds that much. From 10% for a cycle trying with timed intercourse to around 14% for IUI. So yes, a bit better, but not that much.