I thought about things, talked to my mother, and then thought some more. I then came to a decision in my head, but waited for my husband to come home and tell him about the ivf clinical trial answers I found out and see what he had to say. I told him that I wanted to hear his point of view and then I would tell him what I was thinking. He said that the clinical trial is interesting and if I wanted to do it we could, but that he thought that my cycle last time was the best ever and that we should give it one more try. I told him that I agreed with him. My last cycle was the best ever with three follicles and my lining making it to 7mm. We also possibly learned something, that if we start a little lower on the follistim then maybe I won’t have to deal with five follicles, maybe only two or three. That way we won’t have to lower the follistim levels mid-cycle and not have to delay triggingering so only a couple grow. We can hope that’s how it works anyways. I just felt like I would always wonder if I could have gotten pregnant this way if I didn’t give this one more shot. Plus that means that maybe I won’t need ivf, the big guns. I may still need to do it, but at least I will have given this one more shot. If things don’t work this cycle and the clinical trial is still there then I may do it then. However, if the clinical trial is gone by the time I possibly get to ivf than I will take that as a sign that I was meant to do the regular ivf where I didn’t have to worry about them not having their procedure down 100%.
So the schedule is this:
- Start birth control pills tonight
- Oct 8 start 20 units of Lupron a night
- Oct 14 is my last birth control pill
- I call them on cd 1 which last time was six days later
I looked at the calendar and if things work out the way I’m hoping (I’m aware it could not go the way I want) I might be done by the time of the husband’s grandmother turning 90 and not have to miss anything. However, if it doesn’t work husband is ok with me missing the festivities and I will hopefully be done soon after.
So that’s the plan. I feel much better now that things are written down and ready to go. Let’s do this and hopefully it will work even better than last time with a bfp at the end.
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