Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New patient paperwork

Nothing exciting to report today except I got my new patient paperwork from Washington University.  Got it all filled out and ready to go. We sent in a release to get Ryans records sent to us also.  Come on Sept 1st!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Upcoming Appointment

Well, I hadnt had much to report until today.  We got the doctors appointment cancelled that was to be with a doctor who isnt in our insurance network.  So now we have one scheduled with Dr. Keller in St Louis for Sept 1 1:45.  We are very excited to be starting our new adventure, but also scared.  We are hoping our consult goes well and we can begin our journey soon.  More to follow when things get moving along!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Post of Hopefully Many

Well, this is my first post of my new blog.  Not really sure what I am doing but I wanted to have something to reflect back on during Ryan and I's adventures in trying to get pregnant.  First I guess I should start from the beginning.  During Ryan's first marriage, he had 2 boys then he decided to get a vasectomy.  Approx a few years later, he and his wife decided they wanted another child.  So Ryan got a reversal, they had a daughter and then he got another vasectomy in approx 2001.  I know, MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!  We met in 2009 and got engaged May of that year.  I have no children of my own and we wanted a family together.  So in Sept 09, he had a reversal done and for the next 11 months have been trying to get pregnant but having no success.  Testing shows that there is no sperm in his ejaculate.  We went to his urologist on Tues Aug 3, 2010 and was told that we would only be able to have children together if we went through IVF.  Him having sperm taken out through surgery and me having egg retrieval, then having them fertilize in a petri dish then having an embryo transfer back into me in 3-5 days.  Hoping that the egg attaches itself to my lining of my uterus.  In 2 weeks, we would take a blood test to see if I was prego. I know, sounds somewhat simple if that is the only option we have.  Well Google became my friend at work last night as I did a TON of research about our new adventure.  And I have to say, Google is my enemy now.  I just managed to get myself even more scared than I already was.  So, as it stands right now, we are waiting from a referral from Ryan's urologist to get into a reproductive endocrinologist in my insurance network.