Thursday, November 1, 2007

Fingers Crossed

Update: Well, Dr. M has proven sympathetic to our plight, and has approved us to be the final transfer of 2007. We had to do a little schedule juggling and make it to an injections class today, but we have gotten the green light. Now, everyone cross your fingers that my period arrives before Monday, or all may be lost. This is so ironic - praying for a period! I will post more on our actual protocol and dates tomorrow - but as those of you who have traveled this path before well know, those are moving targets. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. It is appreciated so much more than you could ever know.

Yesterday moring, I called T at my RE's office and left her a message asking whether it was even possible for me to get into an IVF cycle before the end of the year. I figured there was no use agonizing over a decision that might not even be mine to make. I explained the financial reasoning as well as the emotional need to be proactive.

At almost 5 PM, I received a phone call from the IVF coordinator, who is just the greatest woman, compassionate, kind, and caring. She is the type of person that you would expect to have working at a IF office. She explained that I could just make it into the last group of cyclers for 2007, if my period starts in the next 5 - 7 days (no pressure here) and I can start my suppression medication (fancy name for birth control pills, eh?) on the second day of that cycle.

I would then be starting injectibles in late November/early December with a mid-month retrieval/transfer and a Christmastime beta. It is strange to think that it can happen so quickly, although I guess we have been building to this for quite some time, and there is nothing "quick" about it.

The only potential snag is that Dr. M still has to approve this. I can't imagine why she wouldn't, but she wasn't in yesterday, so the IVF coordinator was just calling me to explain the basic details and what I would need to do to get started if Dr. M gives us the go ahead.

I am a strange mixture of terrified, elated, excited, sad, and scared right now. I will post an update later to let you know the verdict. Fingers crossed. . .

27 comments:

Polka Dot said...

Crossed!! It's all crossed!!!

alison said...

YAY for progress! Come on, AF, you're on the clock! Keep us posted, like polka dot, I have everything crossed for you! I'm holding on to your hope, and you can have it back whenever you need it. :o) xoxo, alison

Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

Hoping for the right choice at the right time for you. Whatever works out in the end, we are here to listen (ok, read).

infertility just sucks said...

Wow! That would be awesome if the timing works out! I am all for being proactive - this is great news!

Melissa said...

my everything is crossed for you right now.... awaiting update...

Fertilize Me said...

crossed fingers ...

Yoka said...

Dear Katie,

I so hope for you that it will work out before the end of the year. Our adoption agency is opposed to being on fertility treatment while adopting. This is why I want to squeeze in two IUIs before the end of the year (we won't be able to complete our homestudy this year anyway). And I don't really expect to get pregnant from the IUIs. What is your agencies policy on that???

Kim said...

Wow, I'm so excited for this progress. I can't wait to hear the update.. I can't imagine why she wouldn't approve it, either.

Jen said...

That would be a wonderful Christmas present! Good luck!

Laksh said...

All appendages crossed for ya! I really really hope this will be it.

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

I can't wait to hear how this goes... That was good you asked about it, and good to know you CAN do IVF if you want to. Really hoping you get an answer soon!!!

jennifercarol said...

I'm so sorry that it has come to IVF, but I wish you all the best. I'm keeping everything crossed that the timing works out perfectly.

BrownEyedGirl said...

Fingers tightly crossed!

Missy said...

I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed for you. :)

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I've got everything crossed for you that Dr. M pulls through! :)

My Reality said...

I am hoping it all works out for you!

Ally said...

Katie, what fabulous, exciting news for you! :) I am keeping my fingers crossed for a timely visit from AF and a seamless entry into the IVF group at your RE's office. I'm crossing my fingers and toes for you on this one and can't wait until you give us the good news in December! :)

Geohde said...

Everything crossed for you.

I do believe that I'm currently taking the IVF from hell statistical bullet this time, so I have great hopes for you,

:)

J

Geohde said...

Yay for the green light.

In an unrelated aside, on the never-recieved email snarfus, I've emailed you both the x-pol stuff (again) and the pwd for my blog. If you're not recieving my mails, are they going to your junk folder perhaps?

If you STILL don't have them (curse you internet! I'm sendin' em), email me from a secondary addy (if you have one).

Geez, I'm such a nanna, I'm sure you've got all the emails just fine!

J

Searching said...

Exciting news! Come on, AF!!!

laksh said...

yayy!!!! Have you tried inducing your period using provera or something? Another home remedy I use is to eat 1) Lots of pineapple
2) Powdered sesame seeds mixed with rice or basically anything with sesame in it
According to my g.mom pineapples, papayas cause internal body heat and therefore bring on a period. I have tried it many times and it works.

Hope this helps :)

Crossing fingers and toes for you!

Bonnie said...

Awesome! I hope the injection class went well (I found myself a little intimidated by it). Having gone through 2 unsuccessful IVF's and have my last and final FET coming up in December, we should be receiving THE news about the same time. Good luck!!!!

Fertilize Me said...

prayin for you to receive AF in time and grats to the green light

Laura said...

Yay! I was so glad to read your update!

Fingers crossed for your period coming by Monday!!

alison said...

Awesome, awesome. I'm so excited for you!! :) Can't wait to hear all the details!

Kristen said...

YAY!!!! That is awesome that you were approved so quickly. You deserve something to go right for a change. I hope this is a sign of things to come. XOXO

Tracy said...

"Moving target". I've used that phrase more times than I can count! I'm so excited for you!!! We can bide our time together, and hopefully have wonderful, blessed news for the new Year.

Oh, I HOPE I HOPE!!!