Thursday, June 9, 2011

Too Smart For My Own Good


I know way to much about IVF and everything that goes along with it! After talking to the embryologist yesterday I completely freaked out. Since after 6 embryos I have to pay $250 per embryo to be biopsied, I wanted to get a plan in place for Day3 so I could determine which embryos were to be biopsied...I guess they don't get this much. Despite her "niceness" I didn't get an answer that I was happy with so I posted a question last night on my clinics forum. At 7:50 this morning, the head embryologist at the main clinic called me to go over everything (I think they could sense the anxiety in my message.) Needless to say that we now have a plan as I don't take spending $4650 very lightly...and that is on top of the cost of IVF and meds! So now that this is taken care of I have time to go back to obsessing about the cycle itself!

I am absolutely freaking out about my lining. Depending on what clinic's website you visit, you get different information regarding what is an acceptable lining for IVF. Some say that they will cancel a cycle if it is under 8, some say they will do it at 6 but prefer a 7, some say that thickness doesn't matter at all if it has a triple layer. WTF! I take this as doctors don't know their ass from a hole in the ground (although I absolutely love mine and trust him with my life.) My RE is very upfront with me. He does not beat around the bush and tells me all of the possibilities without feeding me a bunch of bullshit. I love him for that! I am also worried about the size of my follicles at trigger. I will go for my last monitoring appointment tomorrow morning so I am hoping that my follicles are at least around the 14-16mm range as I don't trigger until Saturday night and supposedly follicles grow on "average" 1-2mm a day. This means they will be in the 15-18mm range which is perfect. They were all around 12 yesterday so even if they only grow 1mm per day, they should be around 14mm.

I am happy to see the meds slowly dwindle down as I finally have my crispers back in my fridge. It is hard to believe that by the end of the day on Saturday that I will have blown through $7300 worth of medication...in just 12 days. It is even scarier that my meds for the 2 weeks will be around another $2000. It's amazing how the cost of 1 IVF cycle could almost put a child through college! I will not complain though. I feel very fortunate that I am able to do this and I count my blessings everyday. It will all be worth it one day. Fingers and toes are crossed until tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. you have such a great attitude!! i can't imagine everything that must be running through your head, but you take on this journey with such grace! :)
    <3

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