Thursday, April 9, 2009

BCP, not for me!

I talked to my nurse last night and initially, we were going full-steam ahead on the BCPs. And then I mentioned the hypothyroid thing and she still said, "it's okay! I'll call it in!" and then I said that during our first meeting with Dr. G we mentioned that I am miserable on BCPs and I made sure to say miserable to others (myself, I am fine, not happy, not unhappy but those around me are miserable:-)). But I said, if it is necessary, we will obviously do what we have to. She said that if I am really that bad (and on the same ones that my old RE had prescribed for those cysts) that maybe I shouldn't go on them. So...the new plan. As I get close to CD 20, give her a call. If we don't get my results by then (which would be 7w5d) then she will prescribe BCP's for me. If I do get them, she will give me an order for bloodwork and I will go in on CD20 to see if I've ovulated. If so, I start lupron, wait for AF, start estrogen patches, etc, and plan my transfer. That is IF we get any normals...again.

Then Brett and I talked last night. It looks like if we get no normals, we are done at ccrm and my original plan sticks. Free IVF's with crappy former RE until we save up enough for DE. If we get more than 1 normal, we plan transfer. If we only get 1 normal - we MAY (this is in the early stages of thought) consider maxing out the cards again (Brett is getting a good bonus this year so we can pay them off initially plus our tax return helped) and go for another CGH cycle ASAP so that we can bank a few more normals. This would allow me to get a few more out for testing, still go to Mexico, get results, and hopefully transfer early fall. It is a long way out and I'd have to pass my due date AGAIN, but it is a thought. Just a thought.

So, that is my update. Now I have to go do some yoga. And get outside - it is the first nice day in a long time!

10 comments:

JJ said...

No BCPs is good! The fewer drugs, the better, imo. I didn't do them either. The timing could work out perfectly. And you know I'm on the same page with doing another cycle if only 1 normal. We did the same and pleased we did it and now have 2 to transfer. Come on results!

Kris said...

Sounds like a good plan. Can't wait to hear your results and follow along.

kayjay said...

I'm glad you got rid of the BCP and I am going to ask the same thing for me. I have also considered doing another cycle in hopes of banking more normals but who knows what the results will bring? Hang in there!

DAVs said...

I'm glad you can go sans BCP. I'm sure you're DH is too :)

I like all your plans. When I read your plans, I realize that if we do indeed cycle again, spending money on that endeavor is totally worth it..I mean, new cars I can live without, vacations I can live without, but a baby? not so much.
Here's hoping you don't even have to move on to any of those plans!

meinsideout said...

yay on no bcps! I did not put this on my blog - I did not want to complain since I did have insurance for almost 3 cycles - but it ran out and we owe them 7k...no Italy, no vacation this year...

Nikki said...

Sounds like a good plan. I hope you get your results soon! I can't imagine how hard it is to keep waiting!

Hope you had fun doing yoga!

Jill M. said...

Wow, now that is a plan! Here's some more "hurry up" vibes. Now I'm hoping that you get more than 1 normal and that this is it for you. But if you do end up cycling again right away, I look forward to being cycle buddies. Hang in there!

MamaSoon said...

I hear you on all of this. I too want to do only what is best and will lead to a happy healthy child in my house.

Enjoy the yoga and good weather!

I can't believe how long you've been waiting. Gooooo 3 normals!

Lost in Space said...

Yay for not taking those evil little hormone pills. (-; It looks like you have a great plan in place for every scenario!! I'm hoping for all normals that come in so very soon!!

Linda said...

Sounds like you're on the same FET protocol that I was on back in late Jan/Feb. You've got grat plans. Hang in there. :)