Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Oh, Bloody Hell

The nurse just b/w results came back ~ the hCG levels dropped to 239. More b/w scheduled for next Wednesday (3/18). This is the routine for the next few weeks until the hCG reaches 5. At this rate, we're looking at the end of March to early April for my hCG to completely disappear. Then, I must wait (2) consecutive menstrual cycles to ensure that the demon Methotrexate is completely out of my system and will not affect a potential fetus. June seems sooooooo far away at this point.

In the meantime, I am faced with a decision to continue on an IUI journey and hope for the best... basically risking my chance for another ectopic... OR begin IVF treatment and bypass my tubes altogether. Dependent upon an HSG test, to show whether my right tube is still open, the doctor is leaving it up to us to decide how to proceed. IVF is much more invasive than I ever cared to experience.

Oh, what to do!


  1. my vote, and at 30 minutes till 44, I speak from experience....

    You cannot get time back. Move on, waste no time.

    Granny has spoken.

  2. Ugh. So sorry you're having to deal with this. For what it's worth, my ectopic was the result of IVF #2. Assvice from me is - take the IUI. I'm with "Granny". Life is short. IVF IS way invasive, and unless both tubes are completely blocked you're still in ectopic-risk territory with IVF so why not go the less invasive route as long as you can?

  3. Thank you both for the assvice. Really, thanks. I needed to read it. I'm really swaying towards IUI again. IVF skeers the bejeezus outta me. Yanno, I may be wrong ~ I've had 2 methotrexate injections within 1 week of each other. There may be a 6 month wait to TTC!

    Omg. I'm not getting any younger and am really starting to chicken out. No pun intended.

  4. Ugh.

    And yes, I'd avoid IVF as long as possible. Two rounds in here, and as you know, absolutely nothing to show for it but a broken heart and maxed out credit cards. Fucking IF.


  5. Oh, but I forgot to add, if you HAVE to do sucks, but it's not unbearable. You do what you have to do, right?