RE Appointment

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RE Appointment
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Sat, 06-09-2012 - 9:51am

I'm back after a few days to mellow out.  I had my appointment with the RE this past Wednesday, which is actually the good part of this story.  I decided to take a HPT prior to my appointment since I was 11 DPO.  For the first time ever it wasn't stark white!  I've always said a line is a line, and this was a crappy cheapie test, but it had a faint line.  I sent a picture to DH and he agreed that there was a line.  Now keep in mind I had my appointment that day so I really couldn't wait a few days and try a digital like I would have liked to.  So I called my doctor who told me that we'd do blood work and see before I bothered going to the consult appointment with the RE. Well, you can see where this story is going...the b/w came back negative and I ended up going to my appointment anyway.  I am just so frustrated after this whole incident and DH was all excited about finding out we were pg before Father's Day...only to find out no that we weren't.  My emotions have been on overdrive and I'm just not even sure what to think right now.  I'm still taking my progesterone, not sure why.  I'll take it until 14 DPO and then stop as I usually do.

I guess on to the good news.  The RE appointment went well.  She seemed very reasonable with the plan of what to do next.  I told her I didn't know if I was ready for IUI yet and of course that's what they recommend since it's the best chance they can give you first off.  She also mentioned monitoring my cycles and a trigger shot which is what I opted for.  We're also switching me to Femara to see if it gives me better results.  I saw a PA that worked in that office and she was really nice.  There's no guarentee that I'll have the same doctor every time I go, but hopefully I like the other physicians as well.  I'm glad that we were on the same page and I'm moving forward.  She really wanted me to talk to DH and consider IUI.  I am giving it some thought but think we'll try maybe a few cycles with the US monitoring and the  trigger shot, then maybe try IUI.  My cycle is finally better with the progesterone, so I'm really hoping that I don't need to do more.  It's still going to cost me every month since I have no insurance coverage.  Hopefully it will give us some time though to save up for the IUI's if we need them.  I would only have enought saved for one IUI cycle right now, not two.  They gave me a price list of everything right off the bat which is a little intimidating, but at least I know ahead of time.  If you don't have coverage you pay upfront before the service :smileysad:

I just really hope that this is going to be what I need to get my BFP.  After seeing that faint line I'm just a little depressed about everything.  I'm just trying to stay positive and take things one at a time.

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Re: RE Appointment
Sun, 06-10-2012 - 3:54pm
I think financial costs definitely play a factor....but mostly I think that I just that I wanted so badly to be able to conceive naturally. I've come to grips that I may need some meds to help me along, but I'm still holding out hope that we can conceive without IUI or IVF. I think all women probably consider their options when it comes to the next steps and I am just debating if we're ready for that yet. I think we'll probably try a couple of months with timed BD'ing and trigger shot, then if that fails venture on to IUI. It's also very inconvenient with my work schedule being how it is. I work mostly 12 hour shifts, so if my body is ready to do the IUI, I'll have to quick switch my schedule or call in sick. It's difficult to switch last minute, and depending on the day they may not be able to let me get off work early or come late. The trip to the RE is probably 1 1/2 hours round trip plus the appointment time. I have a job where you can't leave for appointments and come back unless someone is watching your patients. If we need to do IUI I'll speak with my boss and see what she can do to help, there have been other girls who have done fertility treatments in the past, but I don't know if they did IUI. It just isn't very convenient with work, and I'm sure all women probably feel the same about the time commitment that IUI or IVF requires.

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Sun, 06-10-2012 - 5:09pm

I completely understand. The financial aspect alone is difficult to come to terms with. The timing of an IUI sounds pretty tricky (I think it would be tough with my job too) and of course you want to truly feel like you gave natural conception a 100% chance.


 


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