Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The IVF Consult

The IVF consult this evening almost ended in disaster.  Our appointment was set six weeks ago for six o'clock this evening.   At five fifteen as we were leaving for the appointment, I checked my voice mail only to find that the clinic had called.   The clinic wanted to push back by appointment by an hour.   As we drove over, we really had no idea whether or not anyone would actually be at the clinic.   Oh, the emotions!   I hadn't realized until that thirty minutes of uncertainty how much having the consult before Thanksgiving meant to me.   It was Thanksgiving 2011 when we announced to family our plan to move on to IVF.  I really needed to feel as though we had moved forward in life, in treatment in...well, everything. 
Fortunately, everyone was still at the clinic waiting for us, and the appointment went well.   We were given a number, a guess, an estimate of success of 76%.  It looks like we will be using a lupron trigger protocol, ironically, the protocol that I know the least about!
I start provera as soon as I get the prescription filled and then the real fun can begin!

17 comments:

thoughtprovokingmoments said...

Stopping by via ICLW and wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving & holiday season! :)
Bree

Rebecca said...

Hi from ICLW. Wow a Lupron trigger! Never done that. Wishing you the best.

Amber said...

Happy ICLW! That is exciting that you are getting to move forward with IVF. I wish you the best of luck!!

Mia said...

Happy ICLW! That's a great chance of success, I was given just over 65% and I am in my twenties, but we have severe male factor. Wishing you lots of success on your cycle :)

Stephanie said...

Stopping by from ICLW. Glad to hear you had a good consult!

Aspgriswold said...

Hello from ICLW!! Good luck on this IVF attempt. I am wishing you the best!!!

ICLW #17

Azara said...

Glad you were able to have your appointment and got positive news.

Visiting from ICLW.

Puzzle peace said...

IVf is an adventure. Best wishes for a successful cycle

Stupid Stork said...

Greetings from ICLW gorgeous!

Ohhhh, the appointments before IVF, during IVF.. it's funny how they're half wonderful because you feel like you're getting somewhere and half awful because they're so nerve-wracking.

Best of luck, schnukems!

FrozenOJ said...

Stopping by from ICLW! Hope everything is going well with you.

Elizabeth :: Bébé Suisse said...

That's great that you're moving forward! Best of luck with this cycle, and happy ICLW.

erika said...

76% sounds super promising! Best luck with your cycle. I hope you will have a good experience and great results!
A fellow IVF'er from ICLW #33

christine said...

Yay for moving forward! And I've heard good things about that protocol. I hope your cycle is a success!

ICLW #38

SM said...

Here from ICLW! Good luck with IVF! I'm sure it's nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time!

almostbatten said...

Stopping by for ICLW. I just wanted to say hi and wish you the best of luck on the coming IVF cycle!

pregnancyviaivf said...

Hi from ICLW...I cannot believe that they gave you a 76% estimate...to be realistic its more like 50-60%...I dont want to be a downer but its the truth

A Passage to Baby said...

So glad you were able to get that done before Thanksgiving. What a big relief! Plus something to tell the family if they ask.
Visiting from ICLW #7