I've been reading and thinking about your post since I woke up at 5 am.
I think you hit the nail on the head on a lot of points. I think I set the bar very high on this cycle - especially after three cycles of monitoring (except for progesterone). Had I not had the blocked tube, I might have been able to see how the cycle plays out. After all - Coopers wanted to increase my meds.
Working with Dr. Check's office has been hard - harder than I want to admit - for other reasons as well. Using a local RE would make things easier, but Dr. Check is my fourth RE and the three I used before him all know each other and practice the same way. I could probably find one in another part of the state, but that's a 2 hour drive each way. I do need to re-evaluate where I am with all of this and what I am able to tolerate. :-/ I probably need an attitude adjustment as well.
Thanks, Mrs. A. Your post helped more than you know.