Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm Ready- Infertility Should Come with a Handbook

AF arrived yesterday.  I was worried that it may take at least 2 weeks for the Progesterone shot to work, but my new cycle started 6 days after the injection. =)
I went to ART for my baseline ultrasound and blood work this morning.  I had a 11mm cyst on my left ovary, but the NP said it was nothing to worry about.  All of my blood work came back normal as well.
  • Estradiol:  31.3
  • FSH:  5.5
  • LH:  9.66
  • Glucose:  82
  • Cholesterol:  166
  • Triglycerides:  61
  • Insulin:  5.5
After discussing my labs, the nurse on the phone told me that Dr. Allemand did not want to move forward with the IUI unless they had all of Brandon's frozen sperm at their location.  Needless to say I freaked out and yelled at Brandon.  He was out running errands and dropped by UAB and signed all of their necessary paperwork to move them.  Hopefully, he will be transporting them tomorrow. 

This is all so difficult.  We just spent $556 on my Follistim.  It's going to cost $650 to move and store our frozen sperm at ART.  It's hard to not freak out about all of the money.  Both Brandon and myself are having difficulty totally giving our situation to God.  It's easy to talk about, but one thing to actually do it.  Some days I feel great about it, and others I don't.  It's not like you're given a handbook once you're diagnosed as Infertile.  Maybe I should write one! =) 

My birthday is on Friday and I'm not even excited.  I'm just feeling sorry for myself and being selfish.  I actually told my husband that I didn't want anything, because we can't afford anything with all of the fertility stuff.  For my birthday, I just wish that I could live one day without worrying about my temperature, cervical fluid, injections, upcoming procedures, caffeine intake, Ibuprofen vs Tylenol, and timed intercourse. 


  1. Glad you've gotten some good news on labs, but can so relate to the money worries. It's hard to want something so bad and wonder how in the world you are ever going to get it.

    Will be praying for a fun and stress free birthday for you!

  2. Your numbers look good. As long as the cyst is not making your estradiol increase you are fine. Hope it all works out for the best. It's hard not to freak out, coordinating all of this stuff isn't easy. Hope you can find time to have a good birthday...Happy Birthday!

  3. Amen about your birthday wishes! I hope you can enjoy it!


  4. Glad to hear the blood work came back great, and it sounds as though the cyst shouldn't be an issue as long as they continue to monitor it. I know sometimes it can be overwhelming, and it deffinetly sucks. I wish there was a guide book on how to deal with it, you just have to take it one day at a time and know you will get through it. (Hugs). I hope you have a great birthday and good luck moving forward=)


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