Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Anyone still out there?

Wow, 11 months. That's even longer than I thought.

You can probably guess what brings me back - the same reason that starting me blogging in the first place: We're getting ready to embark on more Adventures in Infertility.

Last time on A.I.I.... Three years ago we visited our R.E. to plan the transfer of our remaining 3 frozen blastocysts (embryos). All systems were go...and then we discovered that our insurance wasn't going to cover a single cent of it. So we decided to save up some more money and wait a while longer.  In the meantime we discovered Sawyer's developmental delays, moved and bought a house, and Eric changed jobs several times.

Finally, we seem to have reached an equilibrium. We're settled into our new home, Sawyer is doing great, and we have enough money in the bank to proceed. The time is right. AND joy of joys, it looks like our insurance is actually going to be very helpful this time around (if our paperwork is correct, everything should be covered at 90%.)

I had a consult with Dr. A on February 21 and we have a game plan. Since it's been so long since our last IVF, I need to undergo all the screening tests again. That will include:

-Baseline transvaginal ultrasound
-Preconception bloodwork/female infectious disease panel (more bloodwork)
-HSG X-ray (this was the really painful one for me last time; this time I will be armed with narcotics)
-SHG/pelvic exam
-Hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy (another ouchie)
-Mock embryo transfer

If all goes well with the testing, transfer should be sometime around mid-April. 

As soon as my next cycle begins I can schedule the tests and get the ball rolling. It feels slightly terrifying to be plunging into all this again, even more so than the first time, because now I know what it entails. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss. But I feel ready, definitely more ready than I ever have been before. Probes, shots, stress, hormones, headaches, hope. Bring it on!


  1. crazy--I just checked this a few days ago, wondering if you had gone private and I was cut off or something. So glad you're back. Praying for the best for all you're about to go through--You are amazing!

  2. My prayers are with you! You are an amazing woman and I am in aww of you. You Rock!

  3. Wow. Good luck. You'll be in our prayers.

  4. Still here and hoping everything will go smoothly for you! I am in awe of your great attitude. Good luck!

  5. I had been wondering if you'd ever come back to the blogging world. Welcome back!! I'm so excited for you and hope everything goes well with all the testing and transfer and such!

  6. best of luck chelsea, hope everything goes well!

  7. My sister is also going through the same thing. Good luck--I know it is not easy--but worth the reward in the end!

  8. I'm so excited for you. This is such a huge and scary undertaking, but with such great rewards. I wish you all the best and will pray for you like mad when it's time for the transfer!


Give it to me straight!

  © Blogger template Simple n' Sweet by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP