Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pictures

Here are 2 pics that I meant to post.  I want them on my blog so I can go back some day and see how I was feeling.

First is me the day of our first visit to RE

Other picture is me waiting for my TET.  AKA first date with the Dildo Cam


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I have questions that need answers.....

How long before the start of your IVF cycle did you give up caffeine and things you shouldnt have?

Does taking Fish Oil enhance your chances for pregnancy with IVF/ICSI?

Anything I shouldnt or should be eating?

Any other supplements I could be taking to enhance my chances for a BFP?

I have been on folic acid for over a year and just stopped taking them and started taking Pre-Natal plus vitamins.

Friday, October 22, 2010

New Blogs=New Friends

I just wanted to add a new post to my blog.  I had originally thought that I would only use my blog from DH's and I's doctor visits, IVF related  things and such along those lines.  But now I am finding that I want to document EVERYTHING. And that includes all the great ladies I have been talking to on here, especially Erin at Ridin With The Robertsons and Annonymous at Crossing my fingers but not my legs.  They both have been so kind and I love their blogs. Both so open and honest in their posts.  I cannot describe how nice and comforting it is to know that I am not alone in this adventure and have ladies to turn to if I need to talk.  I am hoping to find many more people to follow on their journey and have them follow mine.  It is nice to know that we arent alone, right?????

Friday, October 15, 2010

Money, Money, & More Money

Well today we got a notice in the mail from the doctor who is going to be performing DH's TESE.  Apparently they want their money upfront too.  I knew that my insurance was going to pay 80% of my IVF and so that means we were going to have to take out a small loan for the 20% as they wont go through with my procedures and IVF until it is paid in full.  We were expecting that, but we werent expecting DH's doctor to be the same way.  What ever happened to getting a bill and making monthly payments????  Guess some people would just take their baby and run and not pay their bills.  Guess that ruins it for the rest of us.  It just stinks to have to come up with such money in order to get us a baby.  And even then, there is no guarentee.  Just feeling kinda down tonight.  Everyone wants their piece of the pie, but what if I dont get my piece!!!  lol

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Additional info from my doctor

Just received word that I will be starting IVF with my December cycle.  Once I start my period, I will begin BCP's for 3 weeks, then start injections after that.  So, it looks like January is going to be a very busy month.  Perfect time to be driving 2 1/2 hours each way to see the doctor.  Oh well, I will do ANYTHING for a pregnancy.

We have a surgery date!!!!!

DH finally has a surgery date for his TESE.  It will be Nov 30th, that was the soonest we could get in.  I am so excited to finally be getting this show on the road.  One more step closer to hopefully getting prego!!  I have a call in to my doctor to find out when I can start my injections.  Hoping I can get a cycle in before the end of the year, but not sure since the lab shuts down last 2 weeks in December for their cleaning.  Fingers crossed!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Good News

DH had his appt with the dr who is going to perform his TESE.  He says everything is a go on his end.  He has absolutely no doubt that he can get sperm from DH.  He says he should have excellent sperm due to the fact that he has fathered 3 children.  His procedures can either be done the same day as my ER or it can be done ahead of time and will be frozen until I need it.  That is a huge relief.  It will actually be performed in the same room as I will have my ER.  Sweet, he will get to see it first and let me know if it is scary.  All I have to do now is schedule DH's surgery and then decide when I want to start my part, like the BCP's and injections.  Man, this is getting to be much more of a reality!!!