Thursday, December 17, 2009


Rather than doing yet another update to the last post, thought I'd start fresh.

Went to my 10:30 a.m. appointment at the clinic. There I was, legs up in the stirrups, when this woman comes in who I've never met before. "Where's Dr. W?" I asked.

"Your mock transfer was moved onto my schedule." She answered.

Oh, okay.

I then explain about the craziness with the HPT. Her response, "Do you want to do an HCG test? I don't want to go in there with a catheter if there's something going on." (Her exact words).

I look at Mr. Jem, shrug and say, "Um I guess." Now, the probability of us getting PG without IVF is very, very low, as Mr. Jem's sperm count was 8 last time. Not 8 million. Eight. Period.

All the same, I got dressed and went to draw blood. I should know early this afternoon. If it's negative, we'll reschedule the topography session (mapping how to get the catheter comfortably up me) for next week.

Had a "very interesting" chat with our IVF nurse. After looking at the calendar, we wouldn't be doing the FET the week of Dec 28th after all. The absolute earliest it would be is Jan 4. Looks like all that deliberation we did (read this post) was for naught. The good news is that Dr. W is available that week to do the transfer. But who's to say who will actually show up. These clinics run to best serve their own schedules, never mind what WE want.

In any case, fingers crossed for the beta results. I hate to hope too much... I do feel much better after having taken the beta.

Oh, and one more thing:
Cost of the two types of HPTs: $32.60
Cost of the beta at the clinic: $55 minus what's covered by my insurance = $1.78
Peace of mind: priceless.
If only I could add: "BFP: priceless."




Nicole said...

Oh man, what a whirlwind! I hope your upcoming phone call is a happy one... :)

Circus Princess said...

Holy crap! I'm on pins and needles over here. Hoping, hoping, hoping for a priceless moment :-)

'Murgdan' said...

Someday is right...and it doesn't matter what the count or the situation, at the end of every month it is only natural to play the 'what if' game. Just sorry you had those HPTs fuck with you...wishing you peace of mind (or a miracle).

One Who Understands said...

That is totally crazy stuff. What an amazing thing it would be for you to magically fall pregnant. Holding out hope!!

Poppet said...

Hang in there - bummer you'll have to miss work, though.... with all the money these things cost, they should be more service-minded. That's just not the case, is it?!

Mad Hatter said...


IF Optimist, then... said...

Oh now you've got got me on pins and needles. NOT FAIR!!!!!! Give it up girl.

Jendeis said...

Whatever it is, we're with you.