My Journey(warning: it's long)
My history: Normal cycles even though I have endometriosis, PCOS(unexplained), LEEP procedure in 2007, Cervical Laceration(complication from LEEP) and been TTC for two years. Recent diagnosis: insulin resistant. I'm 34, no kids, YET.
His history: perfect swimmers and high quality and quantity...no issues. He's 35, no kids YET.
My protocol: IUI w/ Letrozole (CD-5-9 at 7.5mg) and trigger with Ovidrel on CD 11. CD 11 I had 3 follies, two mature at 18mm, and one at 15mm. IUI was scheduled 12 hours later.
All went well, up until IUI day...the RE couldn't penetrate my cervix. It was completely tight (thanks in part to the cervical laceration from the LEEP). Dr. tried many different tools, but eventually, the IUI turned into the and ICI (intraCERVICAL) insemination. What was supposed to just be an in-and-out, five minute procedure, turned into a hour of pain, serious cramping, twitching,crying and screaming. Eventually Dr got into my cervix but because I was in serious pain, couldn't go any further so the deposit was just into my cervix.
Followed the protocol after the ICI and started progesterone 2x daily. The dreaded 2ww ensued. Blood test today, 12/22 and got a BFN.
Now Dr wants to surgically dilate my cervix...I'm not so sure about that...any of y'all have any experience, or is my case completely unique??
I convinced my DH to do another IUI cycle (this was our first) when my next cycle. I'm thinking I'll do the Robitussin thing too. And I talked to another RE and she suggested I not do the surgical dilation just yet, but do an in office dilation...I like that idea much more, than just jumping the gun and going directly to surgery.
Baby dust to you all. I'm bummed, cried a bit but I'm better. In God's time...that's what my DH says...praying for y'all.