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.
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