The doc did, indeed, meet us on Saturday; and he did, in fact, do an IUI. BUT we are feeling pretty doubtful about this month’s attempt.
- The IUI either had to be early (Saturday) or too late (Monday). Hopefully we hit somewhere near ovulation.
- The tech at the clinic did not test the sample. We asked the counts after the syringe was all filled and she said, “oh they are pretty much guaranteed to be fine.” (We all have stories about empty vials.)
- Dr young and cute had serious difficulty hitting the mark. He eventually had to do the grabbing J’s cervix thing. Seriously the process took about 5 minutes– we all know that is way too long for an IUI.
- J has been crampy and bleeding ever since the procedure.
Next attempt we will be using our new RE– after we go to counseling about having to use a sperm donor. (???) The RE said that it is a law that couples must have counseling and a statement from a psychologist before donor anything can be used. This is one of the times when it feels as though we are banging our heads against a brick wall.
Please tell me that we will actually walk away from all these frustrations and disappointments with an actual child. Sometimes it feels as though all the fertility treatments, drugs and time we invest are not heading toward any real outcome but have simply become our intensely masochistic hobby.
J is feeling quite discouraged and I am learning the art of being the cheerleader. I make a mean batch of rice krispy treats as comfort food and I even suffer through action movies.