Friday, May 28, 2010

IVF Calendar

Got my calendar today! 

Here are the highlights:
  • Sun 6/6: stop BCPs
  • Mon 6/7: Baseline Sonogram and HSG
  • Fri 6/11: Start stims: 225 IU Folli.stim & 75 IU Meno.pur
  • 6/17 - 6/19: HCG Trigger when ready
  • 6/23: tentative date for Egg Retrieval
  • 6/28: tentative date for Day 5 Transfer
  • 7/7: tentative date for first beta
Holy cow, this is really happening?  Wow, I'm so excited!

Next? Ordering meds. I won't wait until last minute like last time (that was stressful). 

Oh, and I need to tell my boss that I'll need some flexibility for medical appointments. I never told you all, but when I finally told him about our TTC and needing ART, he actually said, "Jem, take some time off after National Sales Conference (which just happened). You just need to go on vacation." Implying all we needed was to get a sunburn and drunk off pina coladas and we'd be KU!


I didn't want to say, "Well, for one thing, I won't be ovulating then. Plus, we've been TRYING for years, thank you very much. Medical intervention is absolutely necessary as Mr. Jem's sperm count is crap." Somehow that seemed like TMI. 

Thanks for the ass-vice, tho, Boss-man!


Brandy said...

Assvice is right! Boo on people who think they know what they're talking about! But yay for IVF!

K said...

Congratulations on the IVF Calendar!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my I'm so excited for you....know that we will all be rooting and praying for you.

Stacie said...

Exciting! I am cheering you on, too!

As for your boss, I'd almost want to say something to him to watch his jaw drop. Hehe. Maybe I am just evil?

Allison said...

My fingers are crossed for you, Jem!!

Well, at least you got a stay-cation anyway. ;) And after your IVF works and Bossman has the gall to say "told ya so" (because that's what people do), you can delve into the details about the IVF and it was SO NOT BECAUSE OF HIS IDEA to "just relax." ;)

myinfertilitywoes said...

Thanks for the laugh on what you really wanted to say to your boss!!! Glad we can find humor in there somewhere. Sorry about his ignorant comments...

I'll be with you on this IVF journey and hoping this is it!!

Poppet said...

Sometimes people mean well in their comments. Some of us are just too naive and simply don't know what to say. Maybe he was trying to be generous: take time off, we'll cover for you. Your boss may have thought that being relaxed when you begin again will help you get through the hard parts. I don't think he meant that you'd magically get pregnant from a few days away from the office.
Many of us who have IVF'ers in our midst (and know) suffer from the same issue - we just don't know that our comments are the opposite of supportive - but the intent is the same.

Pie said...

Yay for a calendar!! Good luck with this cycle!!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully he didn't mean that he thought you just needed a vacation to get knocked up! Maybe he was just noting that you look super-stressed and you could benefit from a break :).
Good luck with this new cycle!

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WiseGuy said...

Boss-man needs a guided tour on human reproduction....

Am glad your protocol is set...and I sure hope that it will work out for you. Good Luck!