So the IUI went OK. Doctor still had difficulty with my “vise-like” cervix (though not as much as last time), and said we will do one more at most before doing some sort of procedure to dilated it. The sperm…well, the total motile count was down just a little, but the morphology was up a little. All in all, the numbers ended up similar to both of the previous IUIs. So now I wait. And wait. And wait. It’s really amazing how two weeks can seem like an eternity.

The doctor said one of those phrases that made me catch my breath. “When you get pregnant, we’d better hope for a vaginal delivery to open that cervix up for next time.” He used the word “when”. Hope it doesn’t jinx me.

And then he said, “next time”. For starters, I have to get pregnant the first time for there to be a next time. And then…once infertile, always infertile? I know some of you know that conceiving the second time around will either 1) not happen 2) be as difficult as the first time. I’m in a little denial here – I kinda kept thinking that maybe, if there is a next time, that surely it would be easier than this time. I’m guessing I’m probably wrong, though.

~ by Larisa on October 31, 2005.

9 Responses to “phrasing”

  1. Mrs. Hope,

    I’m glad it went ok. Do you mean you’ll do another insemination this cycle or that you’ll do another IUI cycle if this one doesn’t work? Either way, I hope this one works!

  2. Thalia-

    I mean one more cycle. πŸ™‚

  3. Thalia-

    I mean one more cycle. πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve got all my bits crossed for you Mrs. Hope.

  5. I’ve got all my bits crossed for you Mrs. Hope.

  6. Mrs. Hope — I have marked my calendar, Nov. 13 “Mrs. Hope 2ww over”. I’m sorry your cervix is vice-like, but at least that means the swimmers can’t escape easily!!

    As for the “next time.” I get stories that the second time around is easier, but they are just that… stories.

    I hope it works out this time. I’d so love for you to be an IUI success story.

  7. so glad to hear things went ok. crossing my fingers and toes and keeping you in my thoughts that all turn out ok this time around.

  8. Thinking of you and hoping that these two weeks fly by and good news will be on the way soon.

  9. Mrs. Hope I wish you all the best on this (hopefully short!) two week wait. I’ll be crossing my fingers and toes for you!!!

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