Guess how many follicles I have on my first injectables cycle?? One freaking lousy follicle (sorry lone follicle, I don't mean to insult you - I still have great hopes for your future!). I have a bunch of 10s, but my dominant follicle is already at 18mm, so there's no way the little ones are going to catch up at this point.
I know that during FSH cycles they usually like to trigger a little earlier than during Clomid cycles and that 17-18mm can be considered mature, so I was confused and surprised when the nurse told me to take Puregon again tonight and then to trigger tomorrow night (Mon) and come in for IUI on Wed morning. Doesn't that seem really late? I didn't have LH drawn today, just E2 and prog levels, but I did get a neg OPK so I don't think I started to surge on my own. STILL Wed seems really late for IUI given that I am already at 18 today (and lining is 10.5mm). What do you ladies think?
I know that the first time on injectables is often just a crapshoot to see how you respond to a guestimated dose (for me very low to start, since I over-responded easily on Clomid) and it's better that we figure this out now on an IUI cycle than later on an IVF cycle, but I can't help but be totally bummed I only have one follicle (and of course now I am convinced that the IUI will be too late). I know it's really stupid and it doesn't work that way, but I don't know, I sort of hoped since it's my birthday I was going to get news that made me happy. I am trying to still have a little hope for this cycle and also to remember that if it doesn't work out, that's one more cycle closer to fulfilling the health fund requirement for them to fully cover IVF.