Wednesday, July 26, 2006

IUI vs. BIOALE: the score

The first wanding of IUI/inj #3 revealed that my left ovary has finally decided to join the game, but rather reluctantly. That's not stopping right ovary from playing as well.


LO: 13mm

RO: 11mm, 10 mm, 9 mm, 7 mm.


My doctor is happy with this, and says there is no need to worry. I'm assuming he means about multiples. That worry crossed my mind, though it seems a bit absurd with my track record.


This response is rather different from last times. RO produced 1 dominant follicle, LO seemed not to do a thing (it keeps hiding, so I'm not really sure).


I asked the doctor's advice about my dilemma IUI vs. BIOALE. He was very sympathetic and said I was right not to let IF get in the way of absolutely everything.
It looks like the actual IUI will only be after the weekend. Compared to last time, the largest follicle is 1 day behind, which would bring us to Monday. That just leaves the last wanding/blood draw in the air, but that might be doable.


Next visit to the doctor is probably on Friday morning (depending on the bloodwork results). Then I'll make a final decision. I had more or less made up my mind for option C (skip IUI if it's in the weekend), but now I'm hoping it won't come to that.


Let's see where this takes us.



And now, for something completely different:

There's been a lot of talk in the blogosphere about the U.S. government's stance on stem cell research.
The EU has been debating whether to continue funding such research as well. Note that this debate is NOT about prohibiting such research, that is up to the member states.


They've reached a compromise on the issue: EU research funding can be used for actual research on existing stem cell lines, but not for the creation of new stem cell lines. This could be viewed as hypocritical. However, in EU-speak it means to each his own, the member states can continue to determine their own policy on the matter, with only minor impact on EU research funding available to researcher institutes located there.

And no posturing with babies here. ;-)

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12 Comments:

At 26 July, 2006 11:06, Anonymous Kath said...

Them thar Youropeeans just have no sense of dramatic presentation. :)

I'm so glad it looks as if you'll be able to do the IUI and the BIOALE. (Sounds like an eco-beer, that.) I hate hate hate how IF gets in the way of... life, really.

 
At 26 July, 2006 13:26, Blogger Meg said...

Lut - I'm glad to hear that things are working out ok with the BIOALE.

Kath is right. It's crap that all this gets in the way of real life.

("All this". Euphemism of choice.)

 
At 26 July, 2006 14:29, Blogger ankaisa said...

Those follies seem to be growing just nicely! I hope they keep up the good work.

 
At 26 July, 2006 15:58, Blogger A.M.S. said...

Nice follicle status there! And even better, looks like things will play nicely for your event! I'm doing the happy dance for you because I firmly believe we need to celebrate every little thing that goes right/smoothly/calmly in this whole process.

 
At 26 July, 2006 16:55, Blogger Angie said...

Glad to hear your leftie is playing nicely! I hope they keep growing!

 
At 26 July, 2006 18:33, Blogger S said...

I'm glad that everything seems to be growing nicely, and that BIOALE seems to be working out with the cycle.

Urgh, what a fuckwad Bush is. And, it's even sadder when the members of his own party want to move forward with it, and he vetoes it. Just a crying shame, really.

 
At 26 July, 2006 21:35, Blogger soralis said...

Hope the IUI is after the weekend so you can enjoy your BIOALE!

Good luck

 
At 27 July, 2006 03:20, Blogger projgen said...

Well, hello lefty! ;)

Bush is an ijit. Lut, do you honestly expect us to believe that no one in Yourup pulled out a picture of an egg and an eagle? Not one person pulled out a drawing by a oh-so-cute 5 year old girl showing all the people who came from embryos?

Simply shocking. How dare people make arguments with words and intellect, instead of with manipulative pictures and inuendo.

 
At 27 July, 2006 03:57, Blogger Sparkle said...

Congrats on your follies, and you get to have a life.

Unfortunately it seems our own eejit PM is following Bush down the same path, as usual.

 
At 27 July, 2006 21:45, Blogger k #2 said...

go leftie - grow! good luck!

as for bush --- augh!he would never question donating blood or organs, but embryos that belong to 2 people who want the greater good of research to be done on them he says no. religion and politics should never mix and this man is in bed with religious right wingers....

 
At 28 July, 2006 01:34, Blogger Mary Ellen and Steve said...

I am glad that your cycle isn't going to get in the way of your BIOALE.

It sounds like you have some great follies there. I hope that they continue to grow.

 
At 28 July, 2006 04:41, Anonymous Sarah said...

Good luck with the IUI--great news about the folicles!

 

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