Since I'm on Menopur now, I am forced to skip every other cycle. I am JUST finishing a "skipped" cycle- as in, I was spotting last I checked, and AF will arrive either late tonight or tomorrow.
So, theoretically, I could be calling my RE to set up IUI #10 (11? I've lost track...), except I'm not sure I should. Here's the thing- we're going to Hawaii in 3 weeks, for 2 weeks. It's enough time to get through the daily U/Ss and the IUI, but then they "require" me to be on Progesterone in the 2ww. I don't want to deal with a vaginal suppository every 12 hours while on vacation!!! But even more importantly... I don't want to have to test and see that blaring BFN while on vacation. And, yes, because of the stupid progeterone (I HATE this stuff any more. Hate it.) I will HAVE to test. Well, I guess I could just keep taking the suppositories all through vacation and not test until I get home. AF will not arrive when I'm on them.
Let's say I do test at 12 dpIUI, though. That will be on like day 4 of my 14 day vacation, and AF takes 5 days to arrive after stopping the progesterone. So not only would I have to deal with suppositories, an HPT, and a BFN, but I would also have to deal with PMS and AF.
Now I'm debating... Do I really want to deal with all that? Should I just skip this cycle?
Of course, even if I skip it, I will have PMS and AF (though probably before we go, since my unmedicated cycles are only about 24 days), so at least it'd be out of the way. But I would also still have to deal with the fact that I do not have the almost 9 month old that I should have, AND I'm not doing anything to work on having another. Sometimes inaction is more depressing than failed action. And, the kicker for not wanting to skip this cycle? I would also have to skip the next cycle, since the first two weeks of a Menopur cycle, MY doctor (can't find one in Hawaii to do it for me, nor would I want to spend all my vacation at the RE's, anyway) has to give me U/Ss nearly every day, and then do the IUI, and none of that can be done while in Hawaii.
So, do I barrel through and deal with suppositories, testing, a BFN, PMS, and AF while on the best vacation I've had in ages? Or do I skip last cycle, this cycle, AND the next cycle, so 3 cycles in a row, and try to not think about the fact that I'm yet again doing NOTHING to get that ever-elusive sibling for my very social girl...
<sigh> Can you tell I'm having a tough time with this?? What would you all do?
Oh, and let me end on this positive note that I want to scream at the top of my lungs: I HATE STC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!