The Last Cycle
Results just okay: FSH 11
The nurse said that because the Oestrogen was low it was okay to cycle.
This is a whole new thing for me - now I'm in the high FSH category - never had an FSH higher than 8 before!
300ml Puregon per day, started Saturday. Next blood test Monday morning, further instructions to follow. This cycle is going to be over so fast it's freaky.
I cautiously asked the nurse if they had had many positive results with the Flare Cycle protocol ... she said they had, but didn't have figures on hand. I say cautiously, because this seems to be the protocol that's tried on the hopeless cases ... we've reached the end of the road.
I ducked into the new CFG on my way home from the hairdressers to let her know that I was going ahead with the IVF and wouldn't be starting with her herbs. Her assistant was there and I asked if I would be able to get acupuncture (even though they disapprove of my choice). The assistant was sure that they would be able to help and I'm booked in for Monday. I explained to him that even though I agreed that I most likely could benefit from six months worth of treatment, that Mr. S and I were not prepared to make a snap decision not to go ahead at this point.
We feel that we have nothing to lose with going ahead with this cycle, and if it fails we're moving on with other things.
One of those things is that we are now actively looking for a local donor. We have an ad. published on two forums. So far very minimum bites, but let's see. This is another of the things we don't want to regret not doing. One thing I haven't done is link my blog to the ad. Any thoughts? I'm in a bit of a dither over what to do. On the one hand it's a great way for a potential donor to read up on us and some of what we've been through, on the other hand it's potentially the fastest way of putting everyone off in one foul swoop. Admitting some insecurity here, but this blog has been a great sounding board for me to rail about some pretty petty things. While I think those going through similar can sympathise because they've experienced some of the same things, maybe to 'normal' fertile folk it could seem remarkably bitter.
What to do, should I mention it or just casually add the url to my profile and see if anyone wanders over?
We're bringing the donor issue with our friends to a conclusion. But that hasn't happened yet. Mr. S wanted 'one more week' since we've been away. But that deadline is up. So in the next few days we'll be making contact and hopefully we'll smooth everything over and we'll all still be friends. Will update that soonish.
Blood results tomorrow.