Tuesday, March 17, 2009

results in a rush?

I was on one of the regular boards I visit this morning and found out that the CGH results are coming back really really fast for some people now. One woman had her eggs retrieved on February 13th so her day 6 report was on February 20th (about a week and a half before my day 6) and she got her results yesterday! She said this is probably exactly 3 weeks from the date the lab received them! But there's more! She said that right after her day 3 report, she found out about the problems with CGH so she was calling the embryology lab and her RE so she told them to hold back on sending the embies out and she thinks they may have - for almost a week! So, her results came back anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks from the day the lab received her biopsies. Cut to me. Here I am calmly going through life, knowing that I won't hear a THING for weeks still to come. I've been having a half a cup of coffee daily, a glass of wine at night, helping my mom move out of her house, babysitting her 3 dogs (add that to my 2 and we've got 5 - don't worry, I'll post funny pics soon), and just having a calm and grand old time. Now I am freaking out. Isn't that funny? The very idea that the phone call can come anytime between now and 5 weeks from now makes me beyond nervous.

The woman who just got her results didn't go through CCRM or SIRM but with an RE in Chicago who is starting to use CGH. She may have been their first patient - do you think that is why they rushed her results? Maybe b/c CCRM is a long standing client, their results will still take the usual 6 weeks? or have other patients been hearing about the CGH problems and so less clients have been using CGH and instead opting for the lab that does microarray so they have a faster turn around all of a sudden? What do you guys think? Eeek. Its funny - I'm actually usually a pretty calm person but you guys get the real crazy me on this blog.

Anyway, I'm going to pretend that I didn't learn that little tidbit (b/c we all know my cell phone will literally be ATTACHED to me for weeks to come). I'm going to go and take care of my zoo (my 2 boxers, an old man mixed schnauzer-poodle, a papillon, and a fat chihuahua), I'm going to run out to the store, do some yard work (it is going to hit 60 today!), and just be myself. And then later tonight, Brett and I are meeting some of his work friends at the Dino.saur BBQ for some great food and beer. Of course, I think it is insane to actually go out on St. Pat's day - I never do it- but we've been wanting to go out with this other couple for a while and today was the day they chose. I am so going to regret it. Oh well.

16 comments:

Jill M. said...

If I remember correctly, the lab in IL that just started doing CGH... they have Reprogenetics in house helping them get up and running... so I would think they are getting results a little quicker due to that... but I could be wrong.

Hang in there girl, I know this wait is nerve wracking!

MamaSoon said...

What a scream?! How exciting. I hope they get you those results lickety split. I mean, this is such good news. Let's hope for a bunch normals next week, right?

Hey is the chicago RE named Coulam? So curious. If so, Coulam used to work with Dr. Sher. She used to run his Chicago SIRM office. Then she split off. But they are co-owners (possibly with others) of that big lab, Millenova that REs send reproductive immunology bloodwork too.

MamaSoon said...

I can't wait to hear more...

I forgot to tell you how good it sounds to go out with hubby and get some bbq~ hmmmmmm.

mlg- believe-n-miracles said...

I have no real advice about the CGH results, other than I totally understand having your phone attached to you at all times. I can also relate that the online people get the real crazy me sometimes :)I am praying for you and your embies!

Have fun tonight, enjoy being you and enjoy your hubby and friends.

kayjay said...

I know what you mean - I have taken a little hiatus from my IVF diet and vaulted off the gluten free/sugar free/dairy free wagon as fast as I could so the thought that the results could come quicker than 6 weeks scares me too!! I guess though that there is nothing saying we have to do a FET with the cycle that immediately follows the receipt of results...except our biological clocks ticking louder and louder! Hang in there - this is out of our control and the results will come when they come.

DAVs said...

I love fat chihuahuas, since I have one myself :)
Have a fun--and safe--St. Paddy's Day!

MamaSoon said...

no, i am not that healthy or maybe I am. I guess I just try to accept what is out of my hands. Sometimes I think that by not getting more upset that I am bringing this on myself. LIke the secret, ya know. Maybe I don't want it bad enough. If I was raging and screaming I'd want it more... I was raised by engineers and I am not always fluent in the expression of emotions. I am very sad and depressed about the outcome. i see all these ladies getting blasts and stuff. I am an unachiever... even in the ivf arena. never a blast, never a double line....

Kris said...

Isn't it so hard to pretend that nothing is going on when you are on the edge of your seat? Have a great time tonight!

Nikki said...

Good luck with those results! I'm wondering if the other clinic girl got the results directly from the testing lab (Reprogenetics)? In which case, does CCRM take that long to analyze the results before giving them to us? On the other hand, I think what Jill said may make sense! :-)

Good luck!

Fashionably Infertile said...

I want to hear all about your big St. Pats Day out! I used to party like a rockstar in NYC ever since highschool. I loved it. Right now I am already in my PJS enjoying some tea. I also want to see pics of your lovely pups and the ones you are babysitting. You have been such a tremendous cheerleader for me. I can't imagine how you must feel waiting for the CGH results. I don't even have the strength to do PGD..or the quantity of eggs. I dont think I can handle waiting that long. Just know we are all here for you! Hope you tied a nice buzz on tonight..you deserve it.
PS - YOU ARE NO DRAMA QUEEN! Look at everything you have been through. You were able to PICK YOURSELF right up after your last m/c and plan a cycle. That takes so much strength and courage. I love you for that.

Allison said...

Hey there...I'm new to your blog. I've been reading many blogs lately on fertility, surrogacy, IVF, etc. I've seen several lately that are talking about biopsies, testing, etc on the embies. My clinic has never mentioned this to me. Is this something that is done only when the parents have certain issues? Guess I'm confused. :)

Retro Girl said...

Here's hoping the call comes sooner rather than later!

I've decided that there is no better place to let out all the emotion than in a blog...it's pretty ideal. People read it if they want, no pressure. And you get these great comments and support from people who truly get it. I've decided that getting it out on a blog has actually saved some of my IRL friendships.

So freak out and go crazy. I had a friend write me today - "We didn't get the luxury of wonderful sex then a baby, so we get the luxury of being emotional when we feel like it." I agree....but honestly, I'd probably be just as emotional even with the wonderful sex and a baby :-).

Christi said...

I hope you get your results very very soon!! I was the same way, going about my day and then someone right before me got their results and I was on edge til my call came... My fingers and toes are crossed for you!!! hoping and praying for you.

Sky said...

Well, I think people have begun to opt for clinic PGH and nix the CGH testing (given ridiculous delay and issues, etc.). And if I were the executive of the CGH lab, I would say, Let's kick things up around here before we lose clients paying a mint for our services.

Truthfully, I think the lab HAS to start responding in a more timely manner so I wouldn't be surprised if that's exactly what's happening.

(Asinmemosnd I hope so - I can't wait to know you're on your way for the FET!)

Lost in Space said...

Just getting all caught up, Sue. You have sure been on a roller-coaster ride this cycle! I'm sorry you didn't get as many embies to test as you had hoped for and that your frozen embies didn't make the thaw. Many hugs for all the stress.

I love that you have plan and are ready to move forward no matter what. What amazing coverage for 3 more IVF cycles covered!!! I am in awe.

Here's to hoping your CGH report comes back earlier than expected with stellar results. Hang in there.

Linda said...

I remember the waiting... It's stressful to say the least. But you've come this far already, so what's a little while longer, right? I hope you get the call soon and that it'll be VERY good news!