March 19, 2012

March 17, 2012 (Second Surgery)

I decided to take my chance and trigger again the same day as my surgery.  On March 17, 2012, I wake up at the crack of dawn again and go into a second surgery.

The surgeon retrieved 9 eggs in all, though only 3 had matured.  My doctor (a little too optimistic for my taste) calls me on Monday (she is absent for the whole weekend while I'm going through the ups and downs of my results) and says that there's still a possibility that the eggs could mature after they are thawed.  She also insists that a second round would almost certainly be more successful as she would change the protocol entirely.  Unfortunately, I'm in the 1% of those who did not respond as expected, but I did show great follicle response, which makes her hopeful that with an entirely new protocol, results could be much better.

I really don't know what to do.  Is it wise to save for another few months and try again?  Or do I call it quits and take my chances? 


Anonymous said...

I think you should tell them you can't afford a second round, and see how much of a discount they're willing to give you!

Da said...

I love to read about your experiences and fully understand the long quiescent periods. I had a blog when I was in DC that I only shared with home town people, but that was long ago. I you are interested, you can access it at



dear young woman, i don't know how i got to your blog (!) but read it, and feel for you.
i had my first child at 35, and my third at 41. women have babies later these days, and do fine. i understand your dilemna - i really do, yet, think that your chances of having a baby the normal way are pretty good. :)
be well, and be happy.