Monday, February 21, 2011


The Strong appointment went very well.  We got to the office at around 1 pm for the appointment.  We met Dr. H right away as well as the head IVF nurse and the finance woman (can't remember her name).  Dr. H had already reviewed my records from my OB and from Buffalo so she was aware of my 5 IUIs with femara and 4 with injectables along with MFI.  Right off the bat she agreed that IVF was the best route for us- yay for agreeing on that!

We both had to do some basic blood work today and Matt had to produce a sample on the spot to freeze.  That would allow us to have backup in case of issues on the day of retrieval.  I have to call as soon as my period comes, which could be at any time (I've been spotting since Sunday).  Once that happens I call and schedule day 2/3 blood work and ultrasound to rule out pregnancy and get moving on the birth control.  I also have to schedule a repeat saline sonohysterogram.  I did this at my OB back in 2009 but she wanted and update to make sure things still look OK.  We're hoping that I can just do it any my regular OB and save a trip to Rochester.  I have my annual tomorrow so I'm going to ask if that is possible. 

We have that much planned out so far.  After I start the birth control, we will hopefully go back for our med teaching appointment.  She said she was planning on using lupron and then follistim, so I can kiss my Bravelle goodbye.  Once that is set, I can get moving onto the mock transfer and the meds.  We are hoping to get the retrieval the week that I am off in April (the week of the 18th) but honestly we just want to get moving on it all.  I rarely take anytime off from work and have over 140 hours right now.  I figure that if I have to use it for this, it will be worth it. 

I think that is pretty much everything.  I'm hoping for my full period to hold off until after my OB appointment at 1:20 tomorrow but to start soon so that I can get the day 2/3 stuff set this week with no school.  I'm excited to have a plan again.  I am so much more optimistic about all of this now than I was a few months ago.  The time to just relax was the best thing for us. 

"Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will." ~Norman Vincent Peale

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