Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Safely Aggressive

If Mr. GG had his way, we'd start IVF immediately.  His brain is so extremeley rational that he wants to give us the best chance possible each month.  He didn't seem impressed that the overall IUI success rate after 5 is 74% because each time it's still only 20% or less. 

So he's ready now.  Wow.

I did explain to him that it means lots of drugs and surgery for me.  And that I'd be taking new drugs that everyone says make you extremely angry and emo.  I also said that he should let the doctor go in and take out his sperm so that we can have similar experiences.

But...I think I'm ready too.  In two months at least.

I want to try this next Clomid IUI cycle.  And I really believe it has a good chance to work.  Then we will have our break month and will consult and see whether IVF is right for us.

The way I put it to the nurse is that we want to procede in the most safely aggressive manner.

I also want totake a second to reiterate why we are in a hurry.  DH turns 43 this year.  This was really my biggest fear in marrying him in the first place.  I want him to be around a long time for both myself and the kid(s).  So we don't feel the luxury of slowly moving through all of the steps.

And luckily, we do have the money, at least for one.

I'm still not sure how I feel about high multiple IVFs.  I'm pretty sure I would do a second if the first didn't work, but after that, I just don't know.  I guess I don't have to know that much right now.

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  1. I'm so hopeful for you and Mr. GG that you won't get as far as IVF, but it's great to know that if you do, he's behind you/it 100%. Good luck this month - maybe your body was just waiting for 2012 ;)

  2. I like your "safely aggressive" thinking! That's how we're approaching our current IVF cycle as well. :)

  3. I'm also hopeful that you won't get to that point but it's really exciting to think that with such high success rates there's that light at the end of the tunnel for you!

  4. I think you know that I fully support you and get where you are coming from as we were on relatively the same track (with DHs around the same age)...I hope and pray that you get a BFP this cycle or naturally before you need to move onto IVF!! It can happen. It happened to me and it can happen for you too :)

  5. Extremely happy to be a follower! Couldn't agree more with a safely aggressive manner. It's about about balancing the risks and the benefits. Have a great weeek.

  6. I like your new plan of doing one clomid IUI and then moving on to IVF. And I love that you told Mr. GG that he should have his sperm removed surgically, so you could both go through the same process!

    1. Thanks Hope - That was definitely my favorite line : )

      Thanks to all of you ladies. I love you!!

  7. My hubby just turned 44 so I understand your timeline! I want him around as long as possible. Hopefully this cycle will work, but if not I'm so glad you have a plan that works for you!