Friday, July 16, 2010

CD 1, planning for the future

AF came this morning in full force. I am not pregnant, but I already knew that. DH and I talked at length this morning about the future. We discussed doing another cycle, but when we priced out the cost of a pure injectible IUI, the price tag would be almost $3000. Yes, $1100 for the monitoring, $500 for the IUI, and somewhere between $1000-1200 for the meds. Three thousand dollars is a lot of money for a shot in the dark, and frankly it's a start for the IVF savings account. We decided to call the RE to see what she thinks.

I left a message, the nurse called back, then we went to run some errands and I forgot my phone, so when I returned, I had 2 (that's right--two) messages from Dr. S. She even left me her cell phone number to call if I tried the office and she had already left. A doc's cell phone? How wonderful is that. I spoke with Dr. S, and she thinks that IVF would be the best route and wants DH and I to schedule time to speak with her about the process, etc. So there. We are now moving on to IVF.

There's a bit of clarity with this decision, and I might post more about this as I come to terms with it all. For now, it's TCM, regular exercise, regular life stuff, and of course lots of BD during fertile times. I know it is possible to get preggo because I have been a witness to my lovely bloggy friends who have achieved just that--a miracle. I know these stories, and I know that it is possible. I must look forward and that is my focus now.

6 comments:

Kari said...

I wish that I had forced the issue more when we were going through treatment and moved on to IVF sooner, so I hope you're able to come to terms with it all quickly. I also hope you end up with a miracle between cycles baby!! Good luck and it sounds like you're planning to take great care of yourself to give yourself the best chance possible!! :)

Kim said...

Although very personal, I like your decision to move forward with IVF. 3k is a huge chunk of change and statistically speaking IVF makes more sense. It's so hard to make these decisions, I know....but once we arrive to our conclusions, then we can work towards our goals and rest assured we have a plan. Thinking of you and wishing for our miracles every day. xoxoxoxoxox

M said...

(((HUGS))) So sorry about AF's arrival. I know you were somewhat prepared for it, but it still hurts.

Doesn't it feel good to have a plan!! Makes you feel like you have some sort of control in this craziness of TTC. I'm excited for you!!

Panamahat said...

Sounds like a good decision and one you are happy with. I hope that IVF is what works for you. (Unless you get the miracle waiting-for-IVF baby of course!)

the infertile breeder said...

Sorry the IUI didn't work out. I agree that slowly planning/saving for IVF is your best bet. In the meantime you can live your life and hope for a miracle. Enjoy your summer and stay cool!

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