My baseline appointment went fine in the sense that everything looks good to go...but I had an incredibly frustrating appointment today.
I have been with my current RE for 3 IUI's and 1 IVF and have nearly ALWAYS been happy with him and his staff, but today he said some things that made me feel like he didn't even look at my chart. As he was doing the ultrasound he said I needed a saline ultrasound, but I reminded him that I had one 3 weeks ago. He then asked if we had discussed having the fibroid removed? Because IVF is such an expensive and big procedure we want everything to be optimal. Nooo....you never said that before. I reminded him that he had said the fibroid was not protruding into the uterine cavity, and that at the saline ultrasound he had said he had no concerns whatsoever with the fibroid. He said he would review that ultrasound but he agrees that it doesn't look like it would interfere with implantation. This doesn't really ease my mind as we start IVF #2. However, he has said TWICE that the fibroid I have is not in the uterine cavity, AND my ob/gyn (who removed the other fibroid) AND my old RE said this one is not a concern. So I'm just trusting all of that and moving forward...
Then the nurse told me I was going to be on 425ius of Follistim (!), and she couldn't tell me why when I asked. She tried to *guess* the RE's reasoning right in front of me - it was so clear she didn't know my case or the answer. I also found out she ordered me a whole bunch of Menopur but I may not use any this cycle. I left the office so frustrated. Anyone else have days like this with their RE?
Anyway, I called the RE directly on the drive home to understand my dosage (I was only on 225 last time and we're only attempting to fertilize *3* eggs here...). The nurse called me back and said she had misunderstood the RE's instructions and I was right to question the high dose. So I'm starting 225ius of Follistim tonight.
Whew. My "one day at a time" motto for this cycle is already being tested! At least I had a lot of opportunities to pray and give these fears and frustrations to God. :)