I know. I know. This IUI cycle isn’t even half way over. I can’t help myself. I’m a planner. I also am a control freak. And, one thing that I’ve learned in dealing with a loss and with a diagnosis like DOR is that I have NO CONTROL OVER MY BODY. It pisses me off.
I take control through information. I seek and find any and all information that might help me in our endeavor to get pregnant and bring home a healthy and happy baby.
In my research and in connecting with Lisa, I’ve decided to get a second opinion from Dr. Sher at the Sher Institute. I’m in the process of trying to schedule our phone consultation with him. Fingers crossed that it will be soon. I’ve already submitted all of our paperwork and requested our medical records and tests be sent over to him.
I also am in a new campaign to convince MH that skipping to IVF if this IUI cycle doesn’t work, is the right thing for us to do. With DOR, I guess I probably have some really good eggs hidden in my body but there are many fewer of them so time is really working against us. It is almost as if each cycle that passes by the chances grow smaller. I could be wrong and I could be panicking but I feel the need to move forward. Now. I feel the need to skip the IUI/injectibes cycles and go straight into IVF. Am I wrong? Should we try an IUI/injectibles cycle? Should I get a HSG – would it even matter if we skip to IVF?
So many questions…I hope that I can speak with Dr. Sher soon and I hope that I can get some clarity.
But, in the here and now, I’m just hoping this IUI cycle is smoother than the last and that considering IVF doesn’t have to be on the table at the end of this month. I start my OPK testing tomorrow morning…