Friday, February 23, 2007

Onto Dr No.4 - will this be the lucky one??

My apologies to you all, i'm doing this in bits and pieces but it's jus that the story is so long that it's easier for me this way...

So, i am now fed up and want to see a real dr again, to hell with everyone. Someone told me about Vitalab - a place where they only specialise in infertility, in fact all they do is get you pregnant, they see you up until 9 weeks and then you are referred to a gynea, this, I think is where i need to be. So finally we see Dr Jacobson on the 13th October last year and of-course we have this huge questionaire to fill in...and we need to have all the tests done over again. We start with a "timed intercourse" (yeah right, you think I've been doing this for almost two years and I don't know when to do the deed)...Anyway....This is how it goes:


  • Bloods for me and Frank to check for HIV & hepatitis - no hormone check for me as that one was okay...
  • CD 2 - scan to check lining
  • CD6 - HSG - left tube questionable - ouch!!
  • CD7 - SA for Frank - super sperm!!
  • CD9 - scan to check follie size - whoa lady - how long are your cycles....17mm follie - left ovary - trigger that night and nookie between 10 and 12 that night
  • PCT reveals...very acidic so sperm is getting no-where near where it is supposed to be. Bicarb douche that night and nookie same time.
  • O day - PCT reveals loads of sperm in cervix!!
  • Bloods to check progesterone starting day after O and every three days thereafter until AF...oh how I love needles....

This cycle ended in a BFN....

6 comments:

Mands said...

Me again.. I'm answering on your site so you get the replies via e-mail.. I was nasty on Clomid (25 and then 75) - evil stuff. I turned into a biyatch of note. I did not produce any more follies than without it (one follie per cycle - lots of secondaries), and I had a side effect - my uterine lining thinning out. Thats why next one will be with injectables. I am also too acidic - poor CM quality. Good times, hey! They say 30 percent success. My doc has said that if 3 IUI's fail, I should move onto IVF. You can mail me if you like - if you check my profile you will see my e-mail addy.

Heather said...

Hey, welcome to IF Blogland. I'm here by way of Bumble. Just wanted to pop in and say hello.

LJ said...

Hi there,

I was given a link to your site as well, and wanted to drop in and say "hi" - you've been added to my daily reads!

Sarah said...

hi, good luck! sounds like you're at a good clinic and it's nice to feel like you've done all the appropriate testing.

Bumble said...

Hey Tam Tam! Wow when you lay it all out like that its been a long haul hasn't it. Too long. I'm hoping you enjoy this little break and come back fresh and ready for another try. Maybe we will be having our little ones by Christmas, with a bit of luck?
Hope you feel better, nudge nudge wink wink.
xxxx

Baby Blues said...

Hi Tam! Got here through Bumble and Mands. I'm doing ART, more specifically IUI/Clomid. I'll be checking on you. Infertility sucks but it doesn't have to be lonely. Hang in there. :-)