Saturday, April 23, 2011

Egg Hunt

no hunting for easter eggs this year. instead, we're looking for a different kind of eggs!

this morning's appointment didn't go as well as i had hoped. i had to drive all the way down to rockville (an hour away), because my local clinic isn't open on the weekends. i really don't like going to that clinic, because they are way too crowded (which i understand, because it's one of the only ones open on the weekends) and the staff just aren't quite as friendly as they are at my usual clinic.

the results were kind of disappointing, too. of the 4 follies i have, the 12 shrunk down to a 10, two of the 15's are still 15's and the other 15 grew to a 17. not too bad, but not what i was hoping for. also, my lining measured at 8.8 yesterday, but today it measured at 7.3 and my estrogen dropped from about 490 to down to about 350. is it normal for my lining to thin out or could it have been a miscalculation due to the fact that it was two different u/s techs doing the measurements? i'm so confused and disheartened. i hope this isn't a bad sign.

in other bad news, since we aren't doing the IUI tomorrow, like we had hoped, B won't be here for it. that's bad, but it's not the worst part. we don't have any swimmers frozen. not good. terrible. worst case scenario. i called the rockville office, where they do the freezing, to see if by chance he could make a deposit this weekend. no dice. they're way too booked and don't have the staff available to do any freezing on the weekends. luckily, B's flight back to the island of rhode is at 7:30 am, which happens to be the time the clinic said i can drop off his little guys, and a really awesome friend of ours offered to take him to the airport so i can make the delivery. we only have a two hour window for him to produce and to get it to the clinic to be washed and frozen, so with all of this having to be so perfectly orchestrated, my head is spinning!

on top of that, insurance doesn't cover the freezing, so that's $250 out of our pockets. don't think i'm complaining, because i know how truly blessed we are that insurance is paying for pretty much everything else. we just didn't expect to have to pay it, especially now that we're having to pay for completely separate living situations for B and myself.

the good news is that when i was looking into whether or not the freezing was covered, i found out that they've changed our coverage to include another try at IVF per live birth. so, rather than having only 3 tries, we have four! there's my silver lining. :)

8 comments:

Bridget said...

I'm sorry :( here's hoping your eggs get it together in the spirit of Easter! That is awesome news about your insurance!!

Baby Hopes said...

Sounds familiar! ;) We may be closer geographically than I thought, actually...

Josey said...

Phew, 4 tries at IVF? That's freakin amazing.

Freezing cost us $700, so be thankful your clinic only charges $250! Still, I get that it sucks. Hopefully it will all be worth it.

FYI, I don't know about the lining (though I def. think it's possible for the measurements to be done differently by different techs), but in case you didn't know, your E2 started dropping b/c a couple of the follies shrunk, so don't be concerned about that!

Jen said...

Ah the logistics of IF. It's really insane, isn't it? I hope everything goes according to plan tomorrow.

I've really been enjoying your blog since I found you during the last ICLW. I wanted to let you know I gave you an award.

http://violettamargarita.blogspot.com/2011/04/rainy-saturday.html

Enjoy Easter with your man. Hoping your eggs get inspired by the day.

Sarah said...

Bummer that things didnt go the way you hoped :( But, holy cow, that silver lining must be made out of Tiffany silver! 4 IVF tries! Thats amazing. I need to get a job where you or your hubby work :)

B- said...

Four IVF tries is awesome! I thought my insurrance was good and covered a lifetime of x amount of dollars which is the equivalent to about 2.3 IVF tries....

Happy Easter!

Rebecca said...

good luck with the timing! I can't imagine how stressful it is to have your hubby traveling so much and trying to time all of this.

And, I definitely think that having different techs can make a difference in the results. It always seems so haphazard when they decide what they're measuring.

amiracle4us said...

I think having 2 different techs could totally make a difference and just think, maybe today's tech was misreading it! Good luck with the timing...I can't imagine the stress you are feeling, but WOW 4 free IVF cycles! that is amazing!

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