Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wiping the slate clean

Today was our very first appointment with our new IVF doctor. I was super nervous this morning I guess you could say that these past two years has traumatized us to say the least. We drove the hour ride to the new doctor and walked right in. We were so excited to finally be there. We were greeted by everyone. I have been talking back and forth with this new clinic we were both so happy to finally put voices to the faces. Within five minutes the front staff was coming up to us and hand shaking us and one that I have been coordinating with in particular came to the waiting room and hugged both Sarah and I. I started crying. I couldn't help it! I was just so happy to be there and thankful for all the help she had helped us with. We waited another five minutes and then we were greeted by the doctor himself! Right then and there we were blown away! He took us to the back and sat in an office. We were with him for literally an hour just talking about everything. 


Pretty much we got taken advantage of at the other facility. Everything that could go wrong went wrong. Where do I even start?! 
~For my age I was overstimulated. Which caused me to have an abundance of eggs but low quality. This time we are going to try and get better eggs without the high amount of drugs. 
~Given the data from my previous IVF I should have been a day 3 transfer and not a day 5. My embryos wanted to be inside of me not in lab environment this was due to not doing the IVF cycle right.
~We don't even know if ICSI was actually performed. No where on my paperwork did it state ICSI was performed. Our new doc has worked with others who come from this facility and he has seen way more documentation than what he saw with us....so who knows if ICSI was even ever done. Waste of money...
~I was on a Lupron trigger and because of this you are supposed to be on an appropriate hormone therapy afterwards due to the dive your hormones take after the Lupron trigger. I didn't start my hormone therapy until after 5 days. Five days too late.
~The facility has new equipment and not computers from the stone ages. 
~Our new doctor actually spent time with us. Time to talk to us, time talk go over everything. He cares and is passionate about what he does. 

So where do we go from here?!

The next period I have in late Oct/Early Nov we will have a sonohysterogram and then a reproductive hormone assay test which includes a Lupron test to see how I will respond. After I get the results and everything looks good then we are cleared to start on my next period. 

SO.....It looks like we should be starting in the middle of December with a transfer and retrieval by Jan!! Yes it seems like its months away but we are going to be doing lots of IVF stuff from here on out and guess what....time goes by fast!

After our appointment we drove back home and we both held hands so tight and cried, we let it all out. All the anger and pent up emotions we have been holding on for the past couple of months. We can't keep going back to the past as much as we want to but look towards the future. We are learning to let go little by little. No one ever said this journey was easy.

I do know one thing, while I do have regrets decisions at the same time I don't because we have learned so much about ourselves. We have grown together and learned we can battle anything life throws at us. 

Thank you all for being there for us! It has been so nice to meet such great people along this journey as well!






9 comments:

Meela said...

Sounds great! So glad you are happy with your new clinic and back on the baby making train again!

Aspgriswold said...

I am so happy for you guys!! This is incredible news. Looking forward to see this cycle bring you a BFP!!

Mina said...

Sounds wonderful, very exciting!

Amanda Raye said...

Yay! Sounds like a great place! I know what its like to have a bad match with a fertility clinic (I'll put it a nice way)lol We had 3 IUIs done at our first clinic that failed and when we went to a new doc found out I had PCOS and endometriosis so we had just wasted money on the first 3 tries. Plus I hated the nurse there. I like our new clinic much better eventho we had a failed IUI moving onto IVF now! Good Luck to you!!

Jamie And Courtney said...

YAY!!!! I was waiting to read about your appt. I am so happy you guys are in such a positive place. Everything sounds like a perfect match so far! We are rooting for you both :) I can't wait to see what next few months will bring for you! Here is to a brand new beginning in the right direction!

Iydkmigthtky said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that everything will go swimmingly in the days to come. See what I did there? :)

non-fat-caramel-does-lesbian-baby-making said...

I'm sure it doesn't feel like your appointment came around quickly but where has the time gone?! New clinic sounds fab!

erinvns said...

I hope things go smoothly with this new clinic! You are going to be expecting in no time, I can feel it!

B. said...

Wow, hearing about the difference between your old clinic and this new one is astounding. I guess I am naive, but I was surprised (and hurt for you) to think that your old clinic would do such a poor job of managing the process. This is about creating a family, not making a quick buck....

 
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