Thursday, May 31, 2007

Another Plus

Not only is the entire minimal stim process shorter than a regular IVF cycle, but I don't have to go in as often for monitoring. Fewer ultrasounds - yeah! And, the cycle may be even shorter than I expected. This morning the nurse told me that with the minimal stim protocol ovulation often occurs sooner and that they could end up doing the ER in less than 2 weeks. Of course, as with anything to do with infertility, one can't be too happy about anything for very long. I was quickly reminded of the down side of this protocol-- fewer eggs, higher cancellation rates. As my doctor walked down the hall after my exam this morning he told me "good luck" in a tone that seemed less than enthusiastic. I looked at the nurse and said "well that didn't sound too encouraging" and she said he's always tentative when they're trying something new with a patient. Sometimes it would be nice to be allowed to at least pretend to be innocently optimistic for awhile.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Oh Bean! I'll be hoping for you! I've been through some of what you have (and am going through more) and it is never easy. But you can get through. Do something fun with your family this weekend and keep busy!