Friday, February 1, 2008

IVF#1 starts March 17th.

The clinic does their cycles in batches, so next cycle is March 17th. I may be able to sneak in a natural cycle, but the idea of cysts or a long cycle would knock me out of the IVF batch, so that is scary. I'm just going to await cd1 and give the nurse a call. I think they start suppression March 17th, so maybe getting in a cycle wouldn't be too bad. We'll just have to wait and see.

Oh yeah, blood already given. I'll update you with my negative beta later :)

(and the "upbeat" attitude it seems like I have? Yeah - it's fake. My heart is broken. In pieces.)

25 comments:

Morgan said...

Nancy, I'm glad you are getting this opportunity to be able to do this. Well not GLAD it has came down to this, but you get my drift! I just want to wish you luck and lots of success!! I did some research on it and they said millions and millions of babies are conceived through IVF, if that makes you feel any better. Anyways, goodluck and I'll be checking in on your blog in the mean time! Take care. (((HUGS)))

Amber said...

Thinking of you today! I hope that IVF goes well for you and is stress free (as much as possible, I guess)

jenn said...

Congrats on getting in to the next batch. I don't know what to say about this cycle, just know I'm thinking about you today.

Wordgirl said...

Oh Nancy,

I wish I had words of wisdom or anything -- but what I can say is that I truly understand that heartbreak and my thoughts are with you.

I admire your attitude and your eyes on the road ahead -- I'll be reading and thinking of you.

Pam

Our family is complete said...

Wow that isn't too bad March. I hope that March comes super quick for you. Hopefully the beta is positive and you won't even have to worry about it. Sorry I am just holding out so much hope for you.

Amy

Nic said...

I'm still holding out a teensy bit of hope for your beta today. Progesterone never did shit for my boobs ;-)

If not, I'm glad that you have IVF as an option, scary as it may be.

Lori said...

What you're coming to terms with -- the shift in your best-laid plans -- it's tough.

Pamper yourself this weekend!

Jen said...

I'm sorry that this cycle is most likely a bust. It's complete crap that you or anybody else has to go through this. I am glad that IVF is on the horizon at least.

Denise said...

March 17th? Isn't that Saint Patrick's Day? I think it's a sign.

Thanks for posting so frequently. I'm going crazy in my 2ww and home alone today.

shinejil said...

Wow, way to move ahead quickly, despite the heat ache. I really admire your steadfastness.

I'm with Lori: hardcore pampering is in order.

Jen said...

I wish you lots of luck going forward! Many hugs

Missy said...

I'm sorry this cycle wasn't the one. It just sucks. I hope you can take some time this weekend to do something that will make you feel better. Thinking of you.

Christy said...

{{{{Hugs}}}}

Thinking of you. ANd letting you know that we are all here for you. Even when we do not leave comments, we are here.

Sarah R said...

Nancy,
I am glad you are going to go the IVF route. I know every situation is different, but this family I used to baby-sit for (they tried for many, many years to get pregnant and couldn't...all 4 of the women in her family were infertile and had to go through IVF) ended up with 2 beautiful chilren through this procedure, and this was back in 1991 and 1994. I can only imagine that with today's medical advances that they would know a lot more. I will keep you in my thoughts. Oh, and hey--St. Patty's Day! Hopefully luck will be on your side.

I wanted to tell you yesterday how sorry I was that this cycle ended up not being your cycle, but I wanted to give you a little time so I didn't seem like I was bugging you. We are all here for ya! It broke my heart to read about you crying. (((Nancy)))

Jewels said...

hummmm, March 17th, that marks a very eventful day for me. I hope it does for you too.
Sending some ~Irish Luck~ for ya on that day.

That is weird they do batches, especially around March 17, That's when my friend at work had her IVF and was KU last year (after 7 years TTC) and had her baby December 22, so close to Christmas, not that I'd be picky, but I thin February would be better, (mostly so you wouldn’t have to wait so long).
Your in my thoughts and prayers. But you already know that.

Katarina Jelly Beana said...

March 17th? Auspicious day for a wannabe Irish Girl!

Here's to hoping you don't need to...

(hope you're OK.)

Kaci said...

(((hugs)))

Chas said...

I'm so sorry that your heart is broken, but I'd be worried about you if it wasn't in this situation.

Good luck with IVF!

Io said...

Nancy, I'm sorry about this cycle. I'm really happy for you that you get to do IVF though! (In that way that in an ideal world you could just have sex, but the world is unfair so at least it's an option type of way.)

bleu said...

You are on my mind today hun.

Christy said...

Hey Nancy,
I have been stalking your blog for a while now. Sorry that it has come to IVF, but it really isn't that bad. I just started stims on 1/27--and so far it has been fairly easy. Of course I haven't gone through ER/ET yet, so I may be in a totally different mind set after that- we will see.
Anyway just wanted to say good luck-and who knows, maybe you will get lucky on your "natural" cycle :)

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

glad you have a plan for ivf started. that will make the heartbreak a tiny easier if you get a negative beta. hey...9 months from march 17 is christmas so maybe you will have a christmas miracle!

jamie said...

((((hugs))))

~ Joe ♥ said...

(((hugs)))


*sorry that last one was me but I didnt realise my husband was still signed in*

chicklet said...

Does this mean you start suppressing March 17th or go into real IVF durgs and stims then?