Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Always Advocate for Yourself

The conversation yesterday went something like this:

"I'd like to do the trigger shot myself so I could better time the IUI.  In fact, I want to do two IUI's."

"Our research has shown that one well-timed IUI is just as effective as two back to back IUI's"

"My research has shown that your one well-timed IUI isn't getting me pregnant, so let's try something new, shall we?"

And did I get those IUI's I wanted scheduled outside their 'normal' hours?  Damn right I did.

15 comments:

eggdance said...

AHHHH!

Ok, First of all I just want to say that I had the wrong section of your blog bookmarked, so I have thought that you were not posting for all of these months. I am SO sorry for not commenting (when you have been leaving me such great comments)-- anyway, I promise that I am not a comment bitch and I am going to read through everything that I have been missing RIGHT NOW.

And-- the double IUI makes me feel safer-- we got the same line about it not increasing the chances (blah, blah, blah), but I'm with you--

Strawberry said...

They do say that it doesn't increase your chances, but logically it makes sense, doesn't it? Especially if the frozen ones don't live as long, why not expand the window of opportunity?

queerstork said...

I like doing two too. Good for you for fightin' for what you know is right!

indigoscot said...

woohoo!!! i had the same fight with my clinic and i won too and got pregnant and which point they said "hmmm, maybe we should use your protocol for other clients in the same situation". you HAVE to fight for what you want, i mean, it's not exactly cheap, right?? good luck in your latest tww!

mulberry said...

you go girl!! that's the way to do it...

wishinghopingpraying said...

Good for you! I bet it works too:-)

tui said...

Good on you - I've no idea what the stats are either way, but I know the one time we did 2 it gave us much more satisfaction - none of that 'was the timing right' stress.

jessie said...

Go you!!

Heidi said...

You go Girl!!!!! I am a horrible self advocate, you make me proud!

vee said...

Good for you! I think the one well timed IUI probably works well for those folks who are ovulating at the statistically average time. It doesn't do shit for you though if your body times things differently. Two will significantly widen your window, and that HAS to be a good thing, especially after previous faliures. I'm so hopeful for you this cycle!

giggleblue said...

damn right, bastards! they owe you this! i'm happy that you advocated for yourself, and i have my finger's crossed that this month is your month!

Gia said...

hehehe love it!

Malea said...

Sometimes you have to take the bull by the horns and use your own best judgement.I hope you get a nahnanna booboo out of it with a BFP:)

Les Make Babies said...

"My research has shown that your one well-timed IUI isn't getting me pregnant, so let's try something new, shall we?"

HA! Best laugh I've had all day!

Lizzie said...

You rock.