Peace of Mind is All I Want...: IUI #1 v5.0

Peace of Mind is All I Want...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

IUI #1 v5.0

This morning was my 9th IUI. My RE does them back to back (I haven't read anything that says there's an advantage to this but it's covered under insurance so what the heck) and this is our 5th round. After tomorrow I will have had a turkey baster type implement all up in my business 10 times. Awesome.

The IUI was great. Well as great as an IUI can be anyway. Very little discomfort, no bloating and no cramping. Todd's numbers were great - 53 million post-wash. I'm hoping that his boys cooperate again tomorrow.

I had an acupuncture appointment right after the IUI. It was really nice to lay down and relax before heading back into work. Perhaps that explains the lack of cramping and bloating? Who knows. I'm happy to repeat the process tomorrow.

I feel really, really good about this cycle. I think it's the new acupuncturist. There wasn't anything wrong with my former acupuncturist but I really, really love Katie (the new one). She talks to me while she's inserting the needles and does some acupressure beforehand. She massaged the adhesions (??) on my belly the first 2 times a saw her and she suggested lounging on the couch with a heating pad every night pre-O. Now that's an idea I can get behind for sure!

We'll see what the next 2 weeks bring. Hopefully it's a BFP :-)

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At 3/28/07, 9:00 PM , Blogger PCOSMama said...

Here's one way of looking at it - at least the back-to-back IUIs take away the possibility of missing your post-IUI back-up action because you're too darned tired to do it! And it certainly can't hurt to have that 'back-up' placed precisely where it needs to be. Sounds like a good plan to me!

I'm glad you are so optimistic! I'm looking forward to some BFPs!

Good luck!

At 3/28/07, 9:22 PM , Blogger Adrienne said...

Good luck, Chris. Let's hear some good news soon!

At 3/28/07, 9:34 PM , Blogger Baby Blues said...

Welcome to the wait. I'm glad you're feeling optimistic. Good luck! I hope this works. I'm waiting here with you.

At 3/29/07, 7:32 AM , Blogger Karen said...

Good luck! I'll be thinking of you!

I've never read anything that suggests back to back IUIs have any advantage either, and my clinic doesn't generally do them, but on the other hand they DO recommend having intercourse the night of and the day after IUI, so I imagine it amounts to much the same thing (and certainly takes the pressure off the need to perform on command the day after IUI).

At 3/29/07, 10:58 AM , Blogger Diana said...

Good luck! I'll be rooting for you in this 2ww!!!


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