Femara is better than Clomid! At least it is, for me.
I went in for my CD 10 ultrasound today and I have two follicles 14mm each, one on the left and one on the right. And the Dr. turned to me and said, “I think you’re going to have two follicles this time”. HOORAY!!! My uterine lining was a little thin at 6mm but based on where the follicles are at, the Dr. said that 6mm was fine. As for the polyp it was unnoticeable which means that it’s either gone or has not grown which is good. This is actually really good news as I read somewhere the other day that with one follicle you have about a 7% chance of success with an IUI. With 2 or more, that increases to 29%! They asked me to start peeing on the stick on Sunday and if there is no positive by Monday, they said to call. I’m very excited for my first IUI. It’s hard not to get your hopes up, but I’m trying to ground myself so that if it doesn’t work, the fall won’t hurt as much.
On a separate note, my husband and I’s relationship is starting to strain. It’s so hard being a woman sometimes in this situation. Inevitably, the woman is the one that bears the brunt of the burden. She’s the one that lives her life in cycles and is told to change her eating habits, exercise habits, drinking habits to make this work. And yes, sometimes the male also has to make changes too but I am having a hard time not getting frustrated at the inequality of the whole process. It’s just not fair. It’s no one’s fault but I get angry and sometimes that anger becomes targeted at my husband for whatever it is that he’s doing. I’ve heard of couple’s breaking up after going through infertility and I desperately don’t want to be one of those couples.