Thursday, April 26, 2007

And we're off...almost

Yesterday was a big day in my IVF world. Bright and early at 8:00 am W and I were at the RE's office to meet with our nurse coordinator to go over every single detail of the process. At this point I feel like I could be giving that talk, but I think it was good for W to hear it all. The most exciting for me was finally learning what my protocol will be. I feel like it's real now.

Amazingly there's not much to it. No bcp, no lupr0n... I've gotten some back-up over at this board that this is not totally unheard of. I start F0ll1stim and Repr0nex on day 2 (hopefully around May 11) and as long as I respond well should trigger and have my ER shortly there after! We are a little tight with time, as W leaves for his annual golf trip on 5/29. He very wisely offered to delay his trip a day or two if need be, but I really hope that's not an issue.

I've pretty much given up on the pipe dream of this au naturel cycle working, so I'm just waiting for AF to show her (one time only!) welcome face.

I also had my first appointment with the new acupuncturist. Effectiveness aside, this place was at least a much nicer experience that at my last one. There was a very zen-like feel to the place, she had nice music playing and I got an eye pillow while the needles were in. An eye pillow! It was excellent.

The good news is that she came to many of the same conclusions that my previous acu'ist did, so I don't have to feel like I was wasting my time there. The two months I put in with her definitely did not go to waste. But I still like this one better. Probably because she's not one of the providers in my insurance. She asked questions about FSH levels, and drug protocols and she trained with the author of "The Infertility Cure." All good things, right?

3 comments:

Sticky Bun said...

Hooray! So glad you have your protocol. And, it sounds like it's not going to involve a lot of the things I thought were standard. That gives me hope that the early part can be more simple than I thought.

And, it sounds like your acupuncturist is great--so things are coming together. I hope May is your month! :-)

hopeful to hateful in 28 days said...

I really enjoy acupuncture. It is amazingly relaxing! Whether it is working or not? who knows?!?!

Baby Blues said...

New to your blog. We did 3 IUIs and is planning to do IVF #1 sometime in September. Just wanted to cheer you on! Moving up the ART ladder is quite scary but it helps to know you're not alone. I'll be starting acupuncture soon too. Good luck on this cycle!