I realize when I started this thing that I was a bit bummed at how few men there were blogging about the crapheap that is fertility treatments. Now, I want them all to stay away, because I am truly loving the attention from all of you and I want no competition. So, guys, if you are reading this, there's nothing to see here. Move on. These blogs are lame anyway. Chick stuff. Plus, there's a game on.
Ok good. So I was wondering why our Doctor, Dr. ButtMunch, never tells us what's going on. As I mentioned before, my wife and I met with him during our initial consult, and we have NEVER seen or heard from him since, save a lame message on our machine telling us how "sorry" he was about our last BFN.
So in our last IUI cycle, they started M off with like 150 milligrams, or units, or whatever the fuck they are, in that follistim pen. On her FIRST ultrasound, they said they saw 4 decent follicles, and then cranked us up to 225. At the next ultrasound, she had eleven follicles. They kept her at 225. Next ultrasound, they saw 16 follicles. The ultrasound technician said "I'm sure they've already discussed with you the conversion to IVF". NO. What the hell are you talking about? The technician was like "well, they can't give you an IUI now, or we'll all end up on the cover of People Magazine". So, later that day, we were told we were moving straight to IVF because of M's "overstimulation", even though they cranked her UP after the first appt.
So that IVF was negative, and that's all background. We are now back to IUI, as mandated by our insurance coverage. We are in our next cycle, but they have started her off at 75 kilowatts or whatever on the follistim pen. So we go in after a few days for the the first ultrasound, and guess how many follicles they see? NONE. The trusty technical told her that was low, but not totally uncommon. But it makes us worry a bit.
So we get a call that day (Saturday). "Ok, keep going at 75, come in on Monday, gotta go see you then bye"
Why the F would they crank her ass up the first time, and not the second time, when she is producing below average follicles? I just want to believe that there is some guy in that office, hopefully Dr. ButtMunch, who is watching all of this, reading all the data, and has a brilliant master plan from behind his curtain. I guess we'll see. If any of you lovely ladies with your advanced degrees in fertilities have any clue, I'd sure appreciate hearing it.
By the way, some of you asked if my wife reads my blog. Yes, she does. Sometimes she gets pissed at how much I reveal. She's afraid some of you are our next door neighbors.