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Infertility kinda sucks.

getting closer


Our IVF consult went well. We love our doctor. I’m pretty sure we held up the entire waiting room while he patiently answered all of our questions and went over all the dates so I could write them on my calendar, but, as D said, “oh well; it’s our time.”

We’re all up to date on all of our tests, so the next step is: Start IVF.

I set up an appointment for a mock transfer and medication teaching session, and planned to start the process around October 1.

Then I came home and looked closer at the calendar and realized that starting then would mean doing shots while shooting a wedding, and worse, put egg retrieval dangerously close to my cousin’s wedding in Austin at the end of the month.

So…we wait…one more month.

It’s ok though. We specifically decided to start in October in case something came up that pushed it back another month, so as long as nothing goes wrong, we’ll still be on schedule. Hopefully nothing else comes up. Hope hope hope.

I’ve decided to update throughout the entire process. I know that’ll make it harder on some levels, being so open, but my hope is that it will give people a greater understanding of what IVF actually is and entails. I know that a lot of people read this blog who know it all, but there are also a lot of people I know in real-life that don’t have the first clue. So I’m hoping this is educational.

And of course I’m hoping that it makes me feel a little less alone throughout the process.

5 Responses

I’m excited for you that you get to start soon! And I think it’s educational to read about the different IVF experiences – there are so many different protocols and everyone responds so differently. Looking forward to reading about your experience soon!

  • Wonderful news, looking forward to keeping updated!

  • Yay! Glad to hear things are going forward! We’ll be cycling more or less at the same time. Please keep us updated, we want to hear about it and support you through the process. Good luck!

  • I meanโ€ฆ.obviously this is your blog so you can share as much or as little as you like, but I am glad you are going to be thorough about IVF because Ive been so curious as to what exactly its all about and I don’t understand all the doctor-ish sounding words I read when I google it.

  • Hi there!
    I have occasionally visited your blog and I really like it! Congrats on starting IVF! It is a HUGE step forward. I am exactly at the same point as you at the moment. We have done all the testing, and have had the initial ivf planning consultation, so we are ready to start in October also…this is our first, and hopefully our last… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    It would be great if we can support each other through the cycle…
    I will also be posting updates on my blog so feel free to visit and leave comments.
    Best of luck to you & hubby!

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