A few days ago I decided to start watching Down.ton Abbey. And that's all I have been doing for the last 3 days. That and eating brownies. I am not sure why it took me so long to jump on the bandwagon, but now I am obsessed. The most important lesson I have learned: women do not have opinions until they get married and then their husbands will tell them what their opinions are. I have asked SH to provide me with a list of my opinions.
My marathon was briefly interrupted this morning by a trip to see Dr. N for an endometrial biopsy. I had come across a couple articles that claimed nicking the uterus the cycle before IVF could help improve implantation. I guess the theory is that the lining will grow back "stickier." I first asked my acupuncturist about it since she specializes in fertility to see what she had heard about it. She told me her sister-in-law in Israel had it done because she was dealing with IF and got pregnant. Needless to say, she was eager for me to try it but wasn't so sure my RE would agree to it since he can be a little conservative. It also isn't common practice in the US from what I can tell. Well, much to my surprise, I talked to Dr. N about it and he said he had no objections. After talking to my nurse, I determined that Dr. N is not at all convinced it works so he doesn't recommend it, but also doesn't think it can do any harm so he is willing to try it if that's what we want. He told me this morning that he had done it on one other patient who had read the same articles and studies that I had. She had multiple failed IVF's and wanted to try it. She is now in her 2nd trimester. I guess he needs more than one case before he believes it makes a difference. I am just happy he was willing to do it. I wasn't sure what to expect and was really nervous because my acupuncturist kept telling me how much it would hurt. I was starting to question my sanity for requesting this painful procedure. Either I am a masochist or just willing to try absolutely anything to see that 2nd line. It definitely hurt but it was manageable. The valium and motrin probably helped. Mostly the valium.
Also, Finding a way out of IF and No Good Eggs have nominated me for a Liebster Award. Now that I am through my Down.ton Abbey marathon, I can start working on answering and asking questions.