Kamina - 225 is a lot. I had 187.5 which was more than enough to cause me OHSS and since you are diagnosed with PCOS the effect of estrogen on you might be even stronger. Could this perhaps be the reason why they are putting you again through IUI? (They can't really go through all IVF procedures if the patient has over responded to the drugs or if she did not respond enough). I felt bloated even with "just" the 150 daily I received during this cycle. But maybe your doc gave you just a few estrogen shots? How many did you have in total, cause i had at least 8 or 9 days before the trigger and I know that sometimes they decide to give a higher dose for less times. Way to go on overcoming those injections and doing them on your own!!! Of course you should try IVF if this is what you came in for - Doctors are hard to understand sometimes.
Amanda, I have so much to share on the subject of re-getting used to having your husband around. although hubby never goes away for more than two weeks in a raw, he's absent sometimes as much as 50% of the time, which creates an unstable feeling of never totally be in one place as well as leaving and coming back home in the range of a few days up to every two weeks. And every single time it takes some readjustment. I'm set in my ways and he's coming back from hotel rooms in business trips and also the emotional aspect isn't so simple. It depends a lot on how able we are to communicate on a day to day basis also when he's away, because when we don''t it becomes sometimes quite evident he's so very much excluded of simple stuff in my everyday life. Another aspect for me, but that may be "country-specific" is that when hubby IS home, his very little free time for me, us, is completely over run by the amount of energy he has to put into his extended family . I appreciate him for being such family guy, but feel on many occasions that it leaves very little to me and very little time for him to take care of any, if at all, dealing with things outside the zone of work and family. Things such as the house, doing things just for fun, our social life etc. It's not easy.
AFM - The entire house selling business collapsed. Just when we were about to sign the selling contract our buyers chickened out because of the high mortgage payments they would have assumed on themselves. So we also "missed on" the house we wanted to buy since we did not want to take the risk of just hypothetically managing to sell our place before we actually needed to pay for the new house. I'm not working for the past 6 months or so which evidently does not contribute to our financial situation. I found out I was pregnant just a few days after the house thing fell apart, and of course i immediately thought that the most important thing has succeeded and that the house thing is not at all proportional to getting pregnant.
Now, after a few weeks have gone and we still didn't manage to sell our place (today's incredibly "strong" market), I am getting a bit worried. I would so much love to have peace and quiet and not to stay in the city when we get our baby and preferably before. I am praying that it won't be long now before we get all this business sorted out. So, I am not the most cheerful person today, and I guess it isn't just the hormones.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers,
Me - 35 (found about APS after PTL)
DH - 34 (0% morph)
10/10 # 1 IVF (ICSI) - chemical
12/10 # 1 FET - chemical
02/11 # 2 IVF (IMSI/ICSI) - BFP - PTL at 22 weeks 5 days
11/11 # 2 FET - BFP - no HB, D&C
02/12 # 3 IVF - BFN
04/12 # 4 IVF - BFN