Don’t you just love life. It lulls you into this false sense of security where you think you get to make all the decisions and have it all under control and then BOOM a small sequence of events changes things. Just like that.
Today I had my appointment with my IVF Specialist and I was all set to get started next month. I even worded the receptionist up about contacting the clinic for me so I could go and get my meds tomorrow morning. We are away over the weekend and Monday is a Public Holiday so I didn’t want to get caught needing to start my meds and not having them.
However getting into the clinic was a bit of a nightmare. They could do it and they did do it but it is about a 1.5 hour appointment as I’ve never done an IVF cycle before and that really cut into my day. We are flying out on holiday at lunchtime tomorrow and the clinic is a half hour drive each way, plus I still had work to do and hadn’t packed. It was feeling pretty stressful. Then there was the whole thing where I’d have to take the ice packed meds on the flight with me. It all seemed like a massive drama but we were going to do it.
THEN I had my appointment with the Dr. Good news: we are going to work on my natural cycle. Yay! As I have a high AMH (egg count) I only need medium follicle stimulation drugs so that’s pretty cool too. BUT my Dr will be away for the whole week that I will need to be coming in for my scans to track follicles and then also for my egg collection. He said that another Dr would be covering for him and that I could still go ahead but he wanted to let me know. My Dr would be back in time to do the actual embryo transfer.
I agreed to it at the time but when I left the office I started to think that it was a lot of money to spend to get fill in Drs to do part of the load. I’m sure they are great but my Dr is the head Dr for the entire clinic and centre in our area and I have overheard him training before and he makes choices based on quality and results, not cost. I started to think that maybe we needed to wait the month and do it when he could carry out my care for the entire cycle.
I called Eric on the way home and we chatted about it and he agreed. So we are bumping back one month 😦 Boo. The up side of it all is that my eggs will be even healthier and juicier by the time my egg harvest comes around. Plus my acupuncturist is pretty excited as she has extra time to work on my eggies leading into the IVF cycle so it is probably all for the best. Still, a delay is a delay and it sucks.
I remember someone on another blog giving me advice ages ago…they said not to wait too long to follow the specialist path as there are always more delays than you think. So right! Aaaaaaahhhhh
Other good news is that the Dr thinks based on my stats so far I should get a good egg harvest and a good portion of them should get to the 5 day blastocyst stage. Fingers crossed that’s the case.
So that’s that!
I will get my baby one way or another. It will happen. This is just a massive exercise in patience. Apparently I’m lacking in this particular virtue. Ha!