Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Better news

Today was our "post" IVF appointment and I was really nervous about what they were going to say. I was so nervous that I didn't sleep much last night. But let me tell you what a relief this appointment was. Our doctor is so wonderful and understanding and optimistic. I don't know what we'd do without his support and compassion. He explained to us that there is nothing wrong with me that they know of. They think they might have just gotten the dosage of drugs wrong. They didn't want to overstimulate me so they gave me the lowest dose they could.

He also explained that they didn't want to proceed with the procedure because it would have cut our chances in half of getting pregnant. That would have been 60% to 30%! He said it wasn't impossible but they wanted to give me the best chance possible. We talked about proceeding with another cycle and upping the doses of medication which I am not looking forward to at all. I think the best news I heard was that I don't have to take Metformin this time!!! ;) Woot!

Actually, the best news that we got was that we can start again in the next couple of months. I will have to have my period in December and then we can start with birth control and so on. We are excited to give this another shot and hopefully this time my ovaries don't give up or give too much.

The one thing I am worried about is that we might lose our grant. We are still within the timeframe but we don't know if they will pay again for restarting. Please keep your fingers, toes, and whatever else you can crossed that they will continue to pay.

I can't tell you how much all your support has meant to me in the last couple weeks. It has really been a struggle for me to wrap my head around all of this. I wish that this appointment had been earlier so I would have had a little more comfort but I can't even explain how much compassion and love I have felt from my husband, my friends and family. It was just so amazing and I am happy to have you all as a part of our journey.

Anyway...that's all for now. Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween! Here are some pictures from October:


cindy baldwin said...

Hooray!!! I'm so glad to hear that. Based on hearing other friends' IVF stories, I think it was not a problem with your body at all but just that they really should have been monitoring you closer! Good luck with your next cycle, and I will pray that there are no problems with either the grant or the cycle!

Grace said...

YAY!!! I am so glad you guys got some good news, thank god they will be able to start again and you wont have to be on that nasty drug either! Fingers, Toes, arms, legs and eyes are all crossed here!

Jayson and Casey said...

WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!! That is good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you guys!!

Emilee said...

Im so happy to hear this! I pray all goes according to plan. You guys are in my prayers!

Nikki Riddle said...

:) So, so happy for you two! I have been praying and praying you'd get good news today!!! Hopefully this next time will be THE TIME! And if for some reason the grant falls through, I'll help in whatever way so that you guys can get the money you need to proceed! Love to you! =)

Amy said...

I just went back and read your posts on all your IVF happenings. Good grief, I'm sorry you have to go through all this. I am optimistic and happy for you guys but I feel so bad for the physical and emotional pain you have to go through along the way. I'm sending lots and lots of good wishes your way.