Saturday, December 01, 2007

dIUI #5 Complete

We had the IUI this morning. I think my cervix and uterus are getting used to that catheter because the last to IUIs have been pain and cramp free. 25 million sperm with 85% motility for the new donor guy. Smaller count, but much better motility. I'm hoping that's a winner.

We asked about our new insurance, and it looks like once we switch over, we will have to pay out of pocket for the procedure and then get reimbursed. I think the meds will still be covered, though, since we will order through a mail-order pharmacy.

I'm hopeful that we can sneak one more cycle in (yes, yes, only if we need to) before we switch insurance. This will mean doing injections and monitoring while my mother-in-law is staying with us for Christmas and T's birthday. She is arriving on December 21. This will all be discussed at my appointment with the RE on Thursday.

T and I are talking about taking a break from treatments for a month in January. We are both worn out from this. I am not ready to stop for next month since it will be our last cycle with the good insurance, at least for a while, but if I'm not pregnant after that cycle, I think we may take a month off. We are going to Las Vegas in the middle of January, and we just need to not think about all of this stuff a little bit. I mean, we have a routine on our IUI days. A routine. This is how we know we've been doing it too much. I don't want to take a break, but I'm not sure my mind can take this for much longer. Of course, we will go back and do injectable cycles and then on to IVF again. But we are just desperate for a break from all of this, and January just seems like the right time.

Please let this one work so I don't have to think about this anymore.


Samantha said...

I hate having to make all of those contingency plans, but I've done the same thing. Hope you don't have to put them to use!

Waiting Amy said...

Hoping all the planning is for naught. But it sounds like a reasonable outlook to me anyway.

I hope you will be doing lots of celebrating this holiday season.

Happy Hanukkah Rachel!

Delenn said...

I always feel better with a plan on the back burner--but, I hope that you won't need any of them.

noswimmers said...

I sincerely hope you don't have to worry about another cycle.

Anonymous said...

I really hope those extra wriggly sperm do their job and you don't need to use your contingency plan. If, worse comes to worse though I def agree you and T should take some clear head time in Jan. It's so hard to have any life outside of infertility and sometimes, if you can steal a moment, or a month to try and let your mind take a break, then you should.... although of course I hope you don't need to.


Susan said...

Go swimmers go!! That is very good motility. I wish you the best of luck with your IUI.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

I really hope switching donors does the trick and you don't have to think about any future plans!

JJ said...

Hope this donor is the winner--go swimmers! Sending you many good thoughts!

Almamay said...

Dear Santa,

I've been a very good girl this year. Please give Rachel the family she and DH long for. That would be the best present ever.