Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CD12 ... My Slow Ovaries

Things are starting to drag this cycle.  My levels are not going up much.  Correction: my E2 isn't going up much and my LH is going backwards. 
  • E2 = 533
  • LH = 8.8
I've spoken to the same nurse all week.  She said at this point an LH of 8, 9, or 10, including one that goes backwards, isn't of any consequence.  But there is no way I'm going to O on CD14 this month.  I really doubt it will be CD15 either.  An IUI on the weekend would be nice so I don't have to use a sick day to deal with the inevitable cramping and my desire to just lounge.  ;-)

I'm slowly coming around to Clo.mid.  I am feeling a bit better about it today.  I just wish we'd been able to add it this cycle.  Perhaps I wouldn't feel the lack of hope this month.  I also gave in last night and paid for 3 months of access to all the donor profiles.  I've narrowed it down and have some interesting stats which I'll share in a future post.  I'm casting a wide net this time and will request a ton of profiles and hopefully I'll find a good back up to my back up, one that I'm happy with and even a 2nd back up that that one. 

And that's about it.  A totally slow day, even for my ovaries.


  1. You know what they say about slow but steady! I am sending you some good thoughts..hang in there!

  2. HI there,
    I wrote you quite a long message yesterday - which looks like it didn't post - because the internet connection here yesterday was crap. I wanted to tell you, I had a really hard time accepting that I should take femara or folistin, but my numbers kept getting so bad - I felt I was running out of time, and I realized that if I had go to IVF - I would be taking shxx loads of drugs anyway! Now that things worked for me - I've nearly forgotten about all the help I received! Just remember, you deserve the best chance for happiness - as soon as possible!
    Best of luck choosing a donor - I found it really stressful!