Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Failed IUI #1

This blog was supposed to be about parenting and everything around it, and I promised my self that I would try to maintain at least a couple of posts a week, but of course life got in the way and I only wrote one post and completely forgot about the blog.

I have been trying to conceive for almost two years now, and it has not been working.  I did six rounds of clomid, which all failed, then I took a break from all the hormones for a few months, and that did not work either, so finally I decided to go in for an IUI, which was kind of awkward and uncomfortable but not painful.

Before the procedure the doctor has done internal sonars and saw that I had three follicles that were viable, and three that were really small but MIGHT eventually catch up.  Earlier I was taking hormone injections, I forgot their names, and then I got the Pregnyl trigger shot 30 hours before the procedure.

The two week wait after the procedure were the worst EVER, 8 days into the wait I had horrible cramps that stayed for 3 days and I thought they were implantation bleeding.  They felt like early labour pains honestly, but then on day 26 aunt flow decided to come visit.  I was extremely disappointed, I really thought that this would finally be the month, but I guess not.  They told me that the chance of pregnancy is only 20%, but I thought that maybe after 6 failed rounds of clomid I might finally have a bigger chance.

I am taking another break from all the injections for a few months, then will try another IUI maybe during the summer months.  I don't know how many I will do, as they are not covered by my insurance.  The IUI procedure costs 85 KD I think at Royale Hayat, but I also had to pay for all the medication I took earlier, which brought the cost of the procedure to around 120 KD.