Well as of this morning IUI #7 is a go. A few things have changed in this cycle since I last updated here. This mornings u/s at CD9 went very well. I had (1) 17.5, & (2) 15.5 follicles. My lining was at 9.8. As I thought earlier in the week, the one follicle I had at Cd#7 that was 17.5 was a left over cyst and it had gone from 23mm to 17.5 and now it has completely dissolved. The doctor wanted to go ahead and keep me on Follistim hoping the others would get big enough to use for this iui and they did. Plus we had an additional follicle grow and catch up with the other two. They just called with my estrogen levels and it was 800 today. I will do one more day of Follistim then trigger tomorrow night and iui is scheduled for Wednesday morning.
I know a few of you mentioned the study. As far as it goes, this is something that won't benefit Al and I just because we are on the end of our journey. I do feel good that the information they get from us will help another couple struggling. The study consists of a questionnaire, urine samples from both of us and a few swabs from me during the iui. They are looking for bacteria in both my uterus and in the semen samples or lack of. We are getting $100 off the price of our iui this month. So all and all this turned out to be a pretty good cycle.
Since we only have until summer before we stop all treatments, I want to have as many iui's as I can get before then. Regardless what, you will have more sperm in the right place with iui verses timed intercourse. So I decided that I need to stop waiting on the "perfect" cycle and just make do with what we have to work with.