Wednesday, January 17, 2007

All lights are green in moving forward.

I saw the new RE yesterday. My E2 level is 48 and everything is quiet so things are all systems go. I have been doing 20 of the microdose lupron in the morning and night and aside from an unexpected headache it has been fine. I generally don't have side effects from all the meds but given that it was a long day of driving and I didn't drink as much water as I normally do- I suspect alittle dehydration was mixed in there and so I'll water up today. Last night we did 600 foll*stim. Yikes. We did it in 2 shots because the pen didn't go that high. We do it again tonite and then dose down later this week. I go back on friday to see how everything is growing and I am optimistic.

The new office is located in a hospital and the staff was warm and down to earth. It's a much longer drive for me but I'd rather drive a bit further and know I am being taken care of than risk another mistake. I am still kind of bummed that the old RE did nothing about that mistake and whittled away at our one time insurance assistance for IF treatments so it is completely gone. We will be doing this round entirely on our own and while the meds are taken care of due to the participation in a study-- the surgery will be the remaining cost for us.

IVF is my new car. I may put that on a tshirt. I think DH and I have decided that this will be our last attempt overall. It's not just the expense, though a huge factor, it's also putting our lives on hold while we try this, altering our schedules and travel plans, doing the meds and the physical aspect of this. And the emotional ups and downs that go with the meds and hormones. In short it's everything and it takes a toll on us every time we do it.

10 comments:

Carol said...

Congrats on moving forward. That's a lot of follistim!

Lut said...

Last attempt - wow. A tough decision to make.
I really hope it doesn't come to that.

Kris said...

Oh, yes, it does take such a toll. I've said "this is it" several times- but I'm too chicken to follow through. Best of luck to you this cycle.

the waiting line said...

Good luck!!

Bea said...

Well, hopefully this will be it for you anyway. I'm glad you feel taken care of. I'm crossing my fingers for a nice response.

Bea

Hopeful Mother said...
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Stephanie said...

Glad you have the green light. I hope this cycle is the one.

Margo said...

Good luck with this cycle!!

zhl said...

I hope that this is your last attempt because it works. Glad to hear that the new RE is treating you well.

Twisted Ovaries said...

We're also headed towards the final corridors of attempts. I know the feeling-while you want something so much, you're tired of being OWNED by this-schedules, holidays, emotions, the whole works.

I'm cycling alongside you, and wishing the best for us both.