‘Tis official. A negative from the clinic. I need to go in for a consultation with Dr O, he of my original consultation back in July, to discuss options. I asked and I can also change consultants if I wish and talk to Dr L instead.
I’m really surprised by what the nurse said on the phone. She explained that they would not normally recommend doing any further IUIs after three failed attempts. This seems crazy to me. I don’t feel ready to try IVF after only three tries at IUI. I have huge reservations about trying IVF on my own anyway. I understand that time is not on my side but this approach has really floored me. It’s a big leap from not even wanting to do a medicated IUI to embarking on IVF.
Will mull it over and chat to a few people and then make an appointment to speak to a consultant. If it’s Dr O, it’ll probably take weeks to see him anyway.
Out to dinner tonight followed by the film Men at Lunch, about the stories of some of the men featured in the iconic 1930s photo of construction workers lunching on a steel girder above New York. It will be good to have some distraction.