@S234 - I like your hubby's saying. I think it's good. It also kinda of helps you realise that it isnt your own personal failing if you have fertility trouble. I was so stressed out with my cycle this time being longer but my friend mentioned that even up to CD21 for ovulation is doable. Apparently each cycle can vary too (hence i went from CD14 for surge to CD18 and no surge!!!) I wish the clinics told us this stuff so we wouldnt compare with our previous cycle, other's cycles, the limited info we know about ovulating on day 14 etc. If they just said "each cycle varies, and there is a reasonably lengthy timeframe in which it's ok to ovulate" would be really helpful!!! Sorry your cycle was cancelled - can't imagine how frustrating that would be on your first cycle. When my AF arrived on my first cycle i cried so hard my boss sent me home
@MrsMarcs - OMG isnt the 2WW incredibly long and torturous?! One of my cycles trying naturally my period was delayed 4 days (which was a lot for me) and I was uber sensitive to smell. I was convinced I was preggers but sadly not. My first SIUI cycle I noticed every little sensation and spent a lot of time unable to not thin about it and wonder what it meant. Thats why we are fostering a puppy right now - to help distract me through my cycle and its really helping! I have HCG test Monday 23rd (if AF doesn arrive Fri or saturday). Good luck with yours! Jump on for support if AF arrives. Are you going to POAS before your test? I didnt do it last cycle and am half tempted to do it this cycle just to see if my cheap test strips will go positive from my pregnyl injections - but kinda dont want to incase they are negative and then I worry that IM not preggers!
Heyside - could you do an inbetween and do SIUI? It does cost about $2000 out of pocket at my clinic (or less I think with medicare safety net). I'm like you - I dont want to fluff around too long before getting on with IVF.
AFM - strangely not not getting as much cramping, bloating, pain from hormones as I did last time. I've booked in to see FS this Friday (which would have been after I knew if cycle hadnt worked, but cycle was longer this time so probably wont know!), so at least I can have a hypothetical talk about "IUI or a 3rd time or go to IVF?".
@Ladydee - thinking of you.