Saturday, November 3, 2012

IUI #2... Done!

IUI #2 is done. Whew!

While we were in the waiting room, Terry and I were talking about what they did with the sperm before they put it in me. Dr. P came out a little later and told us to come back to give the "guys" a pep talk. He let us look under the microscope to see the sperm. Sperm don't swim in a straight line... they swim all zig-zaggy and they dart around like they are lost. It was so weird/cool to see this. We also learned we have a massive sperm count we are working with... somewhere between 50-80 million with 40% motility (Dr. P said they like to see 30-40 million, 20% motility). Go. Superman. Swimmers. 

Dr. P did our procedure this time (nurses did it last time). It didn't hurt at all. Terry and I were a lot less serious this time around. We joked about playing a little Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On while Dr. P had the catheter in me shooting the sperm up. You know, just in case the sperm could hear, they would be all romanticized and hopefully try really hard to get where they need to be. We were just more relaxed, I guess because we knew what we were getting in to.

The greatest part about this IUI, SO FAR: my new insurance. Last IUI, the meds and procedures cost us around $2,450, all out of pocket. This one cost us $65. I am so thankful for this change.

So now we wait.  I will go back Tuesday for the booster HCG shot (basically tricks your body into thinking it's pregnant so it starts kicking into gear to support a pregnancy, just in case there is one). I'll start progesterone Tuesday as well. I'm going to try really hard to stay positive for the next two weeks. It won't be easy based on my history, but I am really going to try.


Anonymous said...

Exciting news about the insurance. Keep the faith and don't fear bad news. Trust that God will prepare you every step of the way.

Jen Cagle said...

I love this post!!! It is fun and I am so happy to see you enjoy the process of starting your family. Keep your hopes high honey, you will get your chance :-)

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