Honestly, I am not even upset. I am ready for the two weeks to pass so we can get to number 3. Here is the story for posterity…..
Last night we headed to Dr. T’s office. We met her there at 7:30. I have to say, that it was pretty awesome of her to come in after hours and if it would have meant being there at 11pm… she would have. For that I am SUPER lucky and grateful. I am also grateful for her sweet caring disposition and desire to really make this work for us.
Now, when we got there and got back to the room, she had put the tank in there earlier we noticed it was different than the one we saw on Sat and Sun at the office. She said that tank came today and it was then that we realized the tank that arrived on Thursday was an empty tank! WTF?? So, it turned out to be a good thing we didn’t IUI on Sunday because it would not have happened since the tank that arrived Thursday was empty!
We talked about what we could do different next cycle. We confirmed the meaning of “collapsed follicle” to mean “ovulated”. Dr. T was receptive and eager to get things right and we are pretty much on the same page. I know I have mentioned before that I know this isn’t the main focus of her practice. And remember, finding a doc that would do a TS in this area is H.A.R.D. So, I am willing to work with her and she us to get this right.
So, we prepped the vial and Dr T mulled over the paperwork and we let the sample thaw. Now, last IUI she was like, this sample is old.. I thought.. huh?? Right here on the vial is says 02/20/2008. In my mind, I ASSUMED (which one should never do) that the date on the vial was the date the sample was collected. So I said, “one year is not old, I mean, it has to spend 6 months in quarantine anyway” we left it at that.
The sample thawed and she came in and prepped Debbie for what turned out to be a super uncomfortable IUI. Debbie has a sneaky cervix and the doc has to use these clasp type scissors to grap and hold the cervix (wish I knew the name). Anyway, needless to say, it didn’t look fun and I felt bad. The IUI was done and the doc had her lay for 15 min and then asked us to hop over to the u/s room so she could do an abdominal U/S and see if the follies ruptured (which is hard to do with an abdominal U/S). It looked like they had as there was some free fluid. Debbie dressed and then the doc said, “you know, that sample was terrible” (I appreciated her honesty). She said the last one was also. She also said, you know, the sample was collected on 09/18/99. I was like.. uh.. no way! She showed me the paperwork. She was right. Then, there is that date of 02/20/2008 where it looks like it was tested or maybe reconstitued. Bottom line, the sample had 20mil and 35% motility. The vial from last month was similiar. Now, if you knew how much I spent on this sperm you would be peepeeing your girlie pants with me. I have 2 more vials.. I am thinking of selling them back and trying someone new at a good ol’ faithful AFFORDABLE cryobank I know of. Two more vials like that would be a waste of money and cycles!
The visit was over and Dr. T was so nice and discounted her services and also said that I didn’t have to pay right then if I couldn’t. I did though. I had the money saved so why not.. otherwise something else will come up.. you know how that is, once you save money your car starts acting funny.
Overall, sucky cycle, but I just don’t have the head and heart to get frustrated or be sad about it. I am focused on the end result…. CONGRATS Manifest Destiny and Awesome Baby Mama!!