Sorry, I’ve been slacking on my posts! This time of year tends to be like that. Well, thank you for your patience!
Between our unsuccessful FET and now, I’ve been able to take a step back and relax. Which is good, right? Of course. Ooh, before I forget, the FET completed our first IVF cycle…even though we started in May and got postponed until September. Not sure if I mentioned this before. Sorry if I have and you’re reading this again. Lol
Alright, Day 10. When I scheduled my exam with my IVF coordinator, I knew Dr. F would not be there. Instead, I would be seen be his wife, also Dr. F and an OB/GYN. It would be my first time meeting her.
On Day 10 I went in for my exam. As I waited in the exam room I wondered how the appointment would go. I hoped the lining of my uterus looked good enough so we could gain further insight on the best treatment for the next cycle – of whatever we decided. Remember our 3 options?
After a brief waiting time, the female Dr. F came in. She did the ultrasound and appeared to be enthralled at the lining of my uterus. This both intrigued and worried me. She did note that my uterus was a little different, but that it did appear to have its own trilateral pattern. I didn’t know how to interpret what she said. I was kind of at a loss for words. I felt she was honest with me and I appreciated it. I had so many questions in head. I wondered if that meant I would be able to carry a baby or not. As my exam continued and she looked at my ovaries closer, she recognized my endometriosis. That explained the difference in the look of uterus. Hopefully that makes sense. Well, she took screen shots for Dr F to review and that was it. After she left, I spoke with my IVF coordinator about our plans.
I was under the impression that we had 3 options. As we talked, I realized that our options were limited to 2…FET or IVF cycles. I thought that the fresh cycle with a little medication was a separate option. But, it’s not. It’s a fresh IVF cycle. Lol. I felt so dumb for not getting it before. I did get a good laugh though. Although our options were lessened, it doesn’t change the fact that we still have options…which is good.
Anyways! In my discussion with my IVF coordinator, she requested that I give her 3 months notice before we start anything. In previous conversations and emails, I told her that we wouldn’t be starting anything until January, at the earliest. We laughed about how I would have to tell her now because in 3 months it will be the beginning of February. We left it at that because we both were unsure of what Dr. F would recommend. We decided to wait until Dr. F could review the images and then my IVF coordinator would contact me.
Within a week, my IVF coordinator called. Since we plan to wait until January/February we have time to consider our options. She instructed me to call her in January on Day 1 of my menses. Dr. F has requested to do another SIS. Fine with me, as long as it helps and allows Dr. F to continue to provide the best treatment for me.
Another factor in the process is that we will be switching medical insurance effective January 1st. This is definitely a change but it also opens the option to a second IVF cycle, covered by insurance. (I’ll talk about this again in a later post.) In January, we will confirm our decision and take the necessary steps. In the meantime, we wait… and read.
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