As in now. As in this morning. As in I've already had the first stimm injection and I am now sitting in my office with my head reeling by how quickly things have moved.
After the last IUI the nurse told me to come in on day 2 of my cycle if things didn't work out. So I called yesterday after AF started yesterday and they managed to squeeze me in for this morning. I thought perhaps it might be to check for a chemical pregnancy, but I did also wonder if it was partly to start a short-protocol IVF. My husband and I discussed it last night, but I still can't believe it is happening.
Dr K was very compassionate and asked what I wanted to do. I said that I didn't think that my fallopian tubes really work, despite them being open, and he agreed. So, onto IVF. He sent me off for a ultrasound to check all my follicles were the same size (or something).
When I came back he had an English language info pack ready on the desk, and said we were going to get started with stimms today. Off for a blood test, picked up my Gonal-F pen from the pharmacy, was talked through the consent forms, and then shown how to use the pen and given my first shot.
I guess I'm on a variation of the short protocol. I tried to look it up quickly on the way to work but didn't have time. I asked if I was going to be taking anything to down-reg (or whatever) at the same time as stimms but he said it depends on how I react to the drugs. I'm on 225 per day, which is 3 times stronger than I was on for the last IUI. Egg retrieval tentatively set for next weekend (they only confirm 2 days before.)
Sorry this post is a bit rambly. I'm still in a bit of shock and also I'm at work. I'll post in more detail this evening when I get home.