You know how I said third time round means I must be expert on IUI and I felt at ease with this round of treatment? Well today is Cycle Day 11, everything had been going to plan so far…..But this morning I had my CD11 Ultrasound to check how my follicles are doing. (By the way, you know you are in serious business when they send my actual doctor to do the ultrasound – they were obviously sending in the big guns for round 3! It was good to see her.) Back to my follicles, they are looking good. I have two maturing, one in the left ovary and other in the right. Both are 22mm – perfectly sized! My doctor commented on how good my uterine lining was – 7mm. She pondered on why the eggs hadn’t wanted to make a home in this nice uterus already! She knows all the right things to say 🙂 I told her that I thought I was about to ovulate in the next 24hrs because this morning I had a 0.53 degree drop in my body basal temperature and my Ovulation Predictor Kit came up with an almost positive line. She thinks I will probably surge on my own, but I should take the Ovidrel shot, just in case. But this would mean I would have to take the shot now for an IUI procedure tomorrow pm (Weds). OK….sounded good! Just one problem – I’ve got to go home, get the shot out of the fridge to bring back to room temperature – and I’m going to have to do this thing alone! Oh and I’m supposed to be back at work too. Cue panic attack.
I furiously attempt to call Chris to see if he can come home to give the shot, because I really don’t want to have to give myself a shot for the first time under pressure. Chris must be busy. So here I am, sat here with my Ovidrel shot warming up next to me, whilst I wait for Chris to call me back. I’m freaking now because it’s either do it myself or nothing. And nothing is not a valid option. You’d have thought stabbing myself with a needle is a very small price to pay to have this chance of having a baby and my logic would take over my fear. But no logic does not dictate in this case. Come on Chris! Call me back!!!!!
For those of you who have not heard of the ‘saying/quote’ “Don’t Panic Mr Mainwaring”, here is a little video excerpt….