Monday, March 24, 2008

The Calendar (Almost)

I was supposed to get my IVF calendar today, but Jen (our nurse) was out with the flu. Ick. Hopefully she'll be back tomorrow. I did speak with one of the other nurses and she wrote out a tentative schedule that had me starting Lu.pron April 3rd with retrieval on April 21st. This seems shorter than my first fresh cycle. She did say that it might be pushed back for a week because Dr. S has been doing this when there is a risk of hyper stimulation. Whatever it takes, in my opinion. If Jen is back tomorrow, she should call with the "final" tentative schedule, which of course can always change as it depends on how my body responds to coming off BCP and going on the stim meds.

I have to go to my OB for a pap and annual (April 2nd) since my last one was in March of last year. I was told that while I'm there, I should also have them check my thyroid (insurance pays if it is ordered by the OB). Plus, B and I have to have our communicable disease testing redone prior to the retrieval.

I'll keep everyone posted when I get my full calendar. And now that the practical stuff is out of the way, I thought I'd mention that I found it very depressing to add a new tag "IVF #2" to this post. Never thought it would come to this.

For today's tune, I chose a flashback to my teen years. You might need to turn your volume down for it (although it is likely too late by the time you are reading this).

Now for something cheery. The photos below are of some awesome tulips that my mom brought over last week.





12 comments:

Ahuva Batya said...

Excellent news that you have a tentative schedule; something to focus and look forward to!
The tulips are so bright and cheery, and such a welcome sight.

beautycourage said...

Denise,
I am so out of it after my latest disappointment that I completely missed your BFN news. RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad that Dr. S. is so positive for you guys- if he his who I think he is, he isn't that positive unless he really means it. And he has a great reputation. So you are in great hands! I'm so glad you get to cycle soon and will be following your progress. -Dot

shinejil said...

I'm with beauty: It's excellent to have something to move onto, and to do so swiftly. They know that you can hyperstim, so they'll be watching you carefully.

I really hope this is the last IVF tage you ever, ever have to create.

Lovely tulips!

Maria said...

Looks like we're going to be cycle buddies again. I'll be starting Lupron on April 5th!!

Rhonda said...

Howdy - this is good news with the new schedule so quick.

My favorite of the three pix is the one in the middle. Very nice photos.

Angela said...

I just wanted to say hello and tell you I am thinking about you. I haven't been around much, but I am lurking all the time! Please take good care of yourself. Angela

Jen said...

Wow! That is soo soon! Like really, really soon! Good luck with everything. And I can't wait to hear about your new calendar.

Waiting said...

I'm sorry you're having to start over with IVF. The good news is that you get to move on with it quickly.

Beautiful tulips!

InfertileMyrtle said...

Beautiful flowers. I am looking forward to hearing the schedule and wish you so much luck.

Melanie said...

You're moving along! A woman with a plan! What have they changed to ensure that you won't go through the nightmare you did last time? I won't be cycling again until May so I will be closely following your journey (as always). And thank you for the tulip photos, my favorite flower.

PJ said...

Wow! Way to get back up on that horse!

Io said...

I hope the nurse got back with you today! The tulips are beautiful.