So, things went....well!
Dr. Miracles (his new name!) was *thrilled* with the fact that I had lost 21 lbs. and that the meds and diet were going okay for me. He was even okay with the fact that I have cheated here and there. He said that I have increased my odds of success, whether we do IUI or IVF, by 50% over what they were prior to the meds & diet.
I asked him how he knew it was working and, to be honest, he didn't really have an answer other than the fact that it just does! And really, that's fine with me. He is, after all, the #1 RE in the state and he does have a lot of success stories with this method. It's definitely weird, but I just trust it.
SO then we checked the good ole ovaries. He wasn't planning on doing an internal, but I asked him to and I'm sooooo glad he did! He warned me that my ovaries may not look all that different, so not to be let down. First he checked out my uterus and said it looked beautiful (heehee, I have a beautiful uterus!), then he checked the left. Normally, lefty is my overachiever, so I wasn't surprised when there were still several cysts on it. However, there were fewer than 3 months ago, so I call it a success! But then he got to righty and I can't even tell you how excited I am to say that I had 1 size 11 follie!!! I didn't even see other cysts, though I'm sure there were a few.
The best part about this is that righty has always been a slacker! He asked what CD I was on and when I said 8, he said that's what he would have guessed and it looks perfect for day 8!! So he actually prescribed me some progesterone to start taking 2x a day starting 3 days after O.
If I don't get pg with this cycle, then we have to decide whether we do another injectable cycle or if we move to IVF. I'm leaning toward 1 more IUI cycle this year, and if that doesn't work, we'll do IVF in January.
SOOOOOO. That's that! I couldn't be more thrilled! I'm going to continue the meds and try to lose another 20 lbs. and am looking forward to getting the show on the road! I feel really hopeful.