IVF Coming Soon!

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IVF Coming Soon!
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Sun, 11-25-2012 - 2:20pm

Hi everyone.  My hubby and I have an IVF consultation Dec. 14th where we'll do our final blood tests and get my drug protocol.  I think I already have all my questions answered since I've talked to the IVF lady a couple times now along with the nurses.  I went out and bought about 15 pairs of new cute socks to celebrate, since it's the only thing I'll be able to keep on during these appt.sLaughing I've given up on IUI, but we're going to do our 4th anyway in December, while we're getting everything in the works to start IVF in January.  So here's something I could use advice on from those of you who have gone through IVF....  I am currently in an MBA program with 5 classes left til graduation.  I signed up for my next class to be on-line, starting in January.  Do you think it's too much to take a hard Finance course while doing IVF?  On one hand I want to eliminate stress, but on the other, I know that it will never be easy to finish this program... especially if I'm trying to finish with a baby.  Any advice?   THanks!

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Registered: 12-28-2012
Mon, 12-31-2012 - 2:18am
Caryn,
I know exactly how you feel when you say you want to fast forward! I've actually been having a hard time sleeping lately - I think my mind is just busy thinking about everything... Waking up in the middle of the night worried that I won't wake up on time to give myself the Lupron shot, or worrying if I set the alarm early enough to have enough time to give myself the shot and still get to work on time... When was that next appointment? Why hasn't AF shown up on time (duh, the Lupron!)... What will be the results of DH's most recent SA? (Last one the count and mobility were good, but only 1% with proper morphology - told this could affect the insurance company paying for ICSI?)... Are we depleting the nest egg we saved to start a family to create that family? I can't even imagine the expense for those going completely out of pocket! And I can't believe how the dr's office is just so matter of fact as to what's due today, who I have to pay for what, and what they say the insurance company will and won't pay for (I called my ins carrier to ask about them covering PGD - they needed specific billing codes to tell me what was covered - they said the biopsy part that my RE's office get's paid for is covered but the office has charged me $1,500 for it already... The other part of it which is the actual lab work of it we were told would cost $6,250 and needs to be paid before they'll do the ER... Our families know that we're going through with IVF, but I'm almost sorry we told them as our situation became the topic of conversation on Christmas Eve, included in said conversation was my younger sister and the boyfriend she's been dating all of a month, a man I don't know from Adam, who now knows my most personal and private details. 
I think the thing that keeps me up the most is thinking that it might not work... that we'll have gone through all of this, paid all this money, spent all this energy to not get the result we're hoping for... I guess I'm just scared and anxious and in a lot of ways just disappointed we couldn't have had our family in a more natural way... Wow, this turned into a long response! I hope you're feeling less anxious than I am, and doing well! 
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Sat, 12-22-2012 - 1:34pm

Thank you Caryn! I'm hanging in there for the wait.  I have no symptoms whatsoever, so I don't think the IUI worked.  That's ok, I'm just ready to get on with it.  Wish I could fast-forward to Feb.! Smile

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Registered: 08-26-2008
Tue, 12-18-2012 - 11:51am

Good luck with your IUI!  How is the wait treating you?  Hopefully you're so busy with fun holiday stuff it's making the time fly by.

Some people are excited to start IVF but I totally understand not being excited to have to go through it.  Sorry the antibiotics threw a monkey wrench into the timing.  It always seems like something happens to delay things. Hopefully this IUI works and you don't have to worry about any of it, good luck!!!

Caryn

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Sat, 12-15-2012 - 8:06am

Thanks everyone for the replies!  I had my last IUI on Wed. this week and the timing and conditions seemed to be good.  We also had our IVF consultation yesterday.  The financial lady actually asked me why I wasn't smiling.  Are you serious? I'm pretty sure I gave an aweful look for the picture that the clinic required.  Anyway, it turns out that because I have to take an antibiotic a couple weeks before my next cycle begins, I won't be able to start IVF until February.  I can't take the antibiotic now because I did the IUI and there could be side effects to the baby if I happened to be preg.  I get really aggravated when something throws off my plan, so I'm pretty POd right now.  Jezebel, keep me posted on your progress and good luck getting through all this stress with school and thinking about a baby.

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Registered: 07-18-2009
Mon, 12-10-2012 - 8:38pm
Thanks so much Caryn. Once I start my cycle I'll be posting much more. For now I'm just waiting for CD1 so I can schedule my repeat HSG, then consult again for IVF the end of December to see what we are doing. I hate waiting! The school keeps my mind off things sometimes, but of course this week is the end of the semester so I'll have a whole month off to obsess. :)

Me (36) DH (38)- me-unexplained IF/hypothyroid -DH-counts good, but volume is low; Married in 2006, off birth control pill. Started officially trying in March of 2009.
2 rounds clomid/ovidrel 2009, 1 round femara/iui, 2010, 2 rounds follistim/iui 2010. Weight loss surgery 2011.  Back to new RE 2012: HSG normal, AMH 0.43= DOR; IVF with microdose flare protocol in February 2013.  

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Registered: 10-05-2006
Sun, 12-09-2012 - 6:37pm

I want to wish you good luck on your IVF. I had my IVF miracle baby on Sept 10th and I can't believe he is 3 months old already. I did 6 IUIs with one loss before trying IVF. Good luck!

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Registered: 08-26-2008
Fri, 12-07-2012 - 11:13am

Jezebel, I'm not cycling with you but wanted to wish you lots of luck with your cycle and your Master's degree =) Please keep us posted on how they are both going!

Caryn

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Registered: 07-18-2009
Wed, 12-05-2012 - 7:14pm
Hi! I believe I'm starting my IVF cycle in January/February so will be right there with you. I also am taking an online course to complete my Master's degree and am planning on continuing through pregnancy up to birth and see what happens then. The on line seems to be a lot less stress for me. Good luck to you!

Me (36) DH (38)- me-unexplained IF/hypothyroid -DH-counts good, but volume is low; Married in 2006, off birth control pill. Started officially trying in March of 2009.
2 rounds clomid/ovidrel 2009, 1 round femara/iui, 2010, 2 rounds follistim/iui 2010. Weight loss surgery 2011.  Back to new RE 2012: HSG normal, AMH 0.43= DOR; IVF with microdose flare protocol in February 2013.  

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Registered: 10-28-2009
Mon, 11-26-2012 - 8:13pm
I tried to reply yesterday but it wouldn't let me. I agree to go for it. It will keep your mind off of ivf a bit!

-Jamie

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Mon, 11-26-2012 - 6:14pm
  1. Thanks Caryn.  You are probably right.  If I'm not doing homework, I will be obsessing on the internet way too much!

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