Tuesday, 15 January 2013
A Plan, Stan
I'm happy that our IVF calendar has started. Yeah for progress!!!
I'm on cycle day 5 right now. The plan is that I'm going to continue to take DHEA, CoQ10 and estrogen until cycle day 16, at which time I'll add in Endometrin. On my next cycle, I will start my stim meds. I'm glad things are progressing!
We have also made tentative plans to go to CCRM for the laparoscopy (and possible tubal ligation) in April. I was really hoping that it was going to be in March. However, Dr. Schoolie says that they can't do it right after stimming because my ovaries will be too enlarged.
I thought about having the surgery this month, however I don't want to waste the time I've spent taking DHEA and CoQ10. A couple doctors have told me that the effectiveness of DHEA is when it is taken for 2-3 months, but not longer. My naturopath cautioned not to take it for too long. And, I don't want to piss off my body with a surgery right before I try to make some eggs.
Apparently, 2-4 weeks after the laparoscopy I can do a FET. I've asked them for clarification on this, I mean which is it? And how do they know? It will mean the difference of one cycle.
Typing this makes me realize that this may not be the step to rush through. I want my body to heal and for the best possible circumstances. If this means patiently waiting for my body to heal for a few more weeks then so be it.
It's disturbing to me that we likely won't be doing a FET until JUNE!?! Another six months slipping away ?!?! Gah.
In March we will have our CCS report back. If it isn't good then I will spend the time finalizing an egg donor. I guess I better start looking into that more soon.