Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thanks for the good wishes!!

I did get AF...right when I knew she'd come. In the late afternoon on Friday...when my day 3 would fall on Sunday and everything was closed to talk to anyone. Luckily, my early panic helped me. I had already talked to my nurse at CCRM who told me that they are okay with me doing it on day 2 if I get "full flow" on day 1. So, knowing that my local RE has half days on Thursdays and is only open for a few hours (if needed) on Saturday and is completely closed on Sunday, I called Thursday and made an appointment for Saturday. I love the nurses and staff there but I also know that they hate when people come in on Saturdays and they are very reluctant to get people I said I was already spotting and needed the appt and they gave me their only one left (so they said) which was for 8 am today. I did get AF at the most inconvenient time, but it made yesterday technically day 1 so today was day 2 and we were off.

The nurses were great today, they chatted with me and Brett (who also needed to get a blood test done and shipped with mine), and loved on Teagan. Brett and I were a little upset that everyone in the waiting room obviously believed we were beloved patients for whom IVF at the local clinic had finally worked. In our hearts we would have liked to tell everyone in the waiting room to run for their lives, but such is life I guess. We were a good advertisement for the local clinic today. The truth is that they are awful, the doctor is nutty, their stats are terrible, and the lab is pretty bad too, but the nurses and staff are awesome, so what could I say? I just want to put it out there again...if you are at a clinic and doing IVF after IVF with no success, please please please get a second opinion!!!!

As for me, one hurdle cleared. Now for the ODWU in Colorado. Its set for Tues the 21st. If anyone has done a successful cycle there and then gone back, can you tell me if you had to do ALL of the ODWU stuff over again. I got my schedule and it looks ridiculous with all of the stuff I have to do over....I think its a mistake but I have to wait until Monday to talk to my nurse. In the meantime, I have to hold off on getting my flights because as it stands now, I'd have to leave Monday night and get back late Tuesday. If I can cut out the stuff I've already done, I can actually leave early Tuesday morning and be back Tuesday night....much better for this mommy who is making herself do this but would MUCH RATHER stay at home with her baby.


lastchanceivf said...

Glad things ended up working out! Hoping they cut you some slack on the ODWU!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's going to be a whirlwind trip! I hope everything goes smoothly for you.

BTW, I had a similar experience with our local clinic. I felt like they were money-grubbing and wanted to lead us down a garden path that would have led nowhere (read: no baby). Ultimately we traveled 500 miles to another clinic for our embryo transfer, but had to use the local clinic for u/s and labs. The local clinic overcharged me and then were indignant when I contacted the insurance company and forced them to pay me back!

Anyway, I hope it all works out for you. I also wanted to thank you...our baby's diaper rash problem is finally cleared up!

Christi said...

we did have to repeat most stuff except genetic type bloodwork.

Kris said...

I hope you have a great trip and a smooth IF roller coaster ride:)

Rebecca said...

Glad you were able to get the bloodwork done. Have a safe trip next week! Obviously I haven't had success yet, but they did make me redo all of the ODWU (including the hysteroscopy, physical, etc.) since my transfer was more than a year after the first one. And unfortunately I don't think there's any way we'll be able to transfer again before that second ODWU expires, so I think they're going to make us completely redo it for the third time as well...The only thing we didn't have to redo is the genetic testing.

Angie said...

Hi! I haven't been posting much but just catching up and want to let you know I hope you got great news on your trip!