After the laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, I will do two more IUI's before IVF. For IUI #4 I will be using the Follistim pen (no more Clomid). I was told that this should work better for me. It works directly on the ovaries. I HATE doing the Ovidrel trigger injections, so this should be fun. Not. However, I was able to give MYSELF the injections before IUI #2 & #3, so maybe it'll get better/easier the more I do it. Below is $200 worth of meds for my next round. I shutter to think about how much this would've been without insurance. Eek.
Here is the video of instructions (mainly for me to easily find it when it is time for the injections). :)
Now, here's where I wonder if it is time for this already. I was thinking that I still had at least another week and a half before my next period. My first day of my last period was April 12th. Since I normally ovulate really late, I started testing with OPK's on CD13 instead of the recommended CD6. I thought I would be okay since I have an irregular cycle. So, I have tested every day since April 24th and have gotten negatives on all of them. See, my husband and I had intercourse last night and it was sort of uncomfortable. It didn't hurt, it just didn't feel normal. When I woke up this morning to use the bathroom, I wiped and saw quite a bit of blood. When I used the bathroom about an hour later, there was still quite a bit of blood. This is weird because I am only on CD24. Can getting off of the fertility medications cause this? The last cycle before I started fertility treatments I had ovulated at CD28 and started my period on CD40. This just seems really weird to me. I'm going to continue to monitor it. If it appears to be my period, then I have to go in for labs and an ultrasound tomorrow and start injections tomorrow (from what I understand).