Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Years Eve plans have been finalized

So guess what? I'm going to be in Denver on New Years Eve, taking FSH shots and getting blood drawn. 

My nurse called today with my protocol! My goodness - I can't believe how excited that phone call got me! Yesterday at this time I was all blue and down in the dumps. Today I can't stop smiling at the thought of taking shots and growing my eggs! Ha! How many people do I know in real life who would be EXCITED at the thought of injections? Not many....

So I'm going to start Lupron and dexamethasone earlier in December, and Gonal-F and Menopur after Christmas. We need to get a couple of u/s and bloodwork appointments here in CA before we travel to Denver on Dec 31. My first appointment in Denver for IVF monitoring is on Jan 1, 2009. Fresh day, fresh year, fresh new beginning, with a new uterus. I'm almost willing to take that as a sign! 

The only thing I am concerned about is the dosage of Gonal F. I've been on 1 vial of Menopur and 300 iu of Gonal F for my last couple of IVF cycles. CCRM has me on 1 vial of Menopur and 150 iu of Gonal F. 

I am worried we won't get as many eggs as we need because of the lower dosage. I need to get extra eggs because of the number game we play with DH's translocation. We need as many as we can get for PGD, because our earlier PGD cycles have resulted in only 10% of the embryos being normal/ balances for transfer. I have emailed the nurse about my concerns, although I'm pretty sure they know what they're doing, and will get phenomenal results even with lower dosages, but I needed to ask. 

Now all I need to do is WILL time to fly. And of course look for tickets and accommodation, and figure out where we can leave Simba. 

I am also realizing the finality of this. This is it. Our last hurrah. Our final foray. So much rests on this one cycle. I'm so scared to hope, but hope I must, because that's what the world rests on. I am no exception. I hope. 

11 comments:

Lisa said...

YAY!!!! You finally have your protocol and schedule!!! I'm so happy for you! what a way to spend new Years eve. You will be ringing in 2009 with hopes for a baby, and I pray that CCRM is your miracle.

Kymberli said...

This MUST be it. It just has to. I'm ready to stomp and shake my fists at the universe if it's not. New year, new results, right? I'm totally hoping the same for myself. For both of us.

nancy said...

I'll be in denver on New Year's Eve too!!! Wanna meet before or after your appointment on the 1st???

Lorraine said...

Sounds like a great way to start the new year! And it will be beautiful in Denver in that crisp wintriness.

It seems like half of the dose of stims is an odd choice - there must be a good reason, but it would be nice if they could tell you what it is.

An early happy new year to you!

April said...

what great news. you get to start the year off right!!!

let CCRM make the decisions about your dosages. they are number one for a reason ;)

I Believe in Miracles said...

YEAH!!! This is awesome news. Awesome. I love new year, new start theory. That's a good one. I agree.
**HUGS**

Heavyheart2008 said...

Just stumbled across your blog! New Year, A New Start! All the very best!

margelina said...

I stumbled upon your blog, and I wanted to say that your last paragraph about hope is really inspiring. It is very true and insightful and touched me, so thank you!
I will pray for you that your hope come true!

Nichole said...

That is awesome news! What a great way to start off the new year! I hear you on the shots...I would much rather take shots than Clo.mid ANY DAY!!!

DAVs said...

Hope and excitement pre-cycle are a beautiful thing.
Hoping for you!

Linda said...

That's great news!! What a way to start the new year!! I'm going to follow your cycle and let me know if there is anything I can do (we're dealing with DH's translocation as well). Are you doing CGH? I am soooooo hoping that 2009 brings you much happiness!!