Monday, January 3, 2011

Lu.pron Monday

I'm feeling very lucky today. First Lu.pon shot this morning - no problem, no symptoms (knock on wood). Plus I don't  have to work today. Taking care of paying for this cycle - out of pocket - and acupuncture is about all I can handle in one day.

A friend sent me this New York Times article about third-party reproduction. It's a long article, and interesting to see what someone with seeming unlimited funds can do to get "twins." I wish we all had such options. Mr. Jem and I have to have a psychological evaluation before ER to make sure we're okay with using donor sperm. Using donor is our last resort option. We will transport the 7 frozen vials (plus + vial of donor) from our previous clinic to the new one on Thursday. Oh, they did find a couple of good, motile sperm in Mr. Jem's last sample, which they froze. We'll do two more samples to freeze before ER. We are very determined to make this work. Very determined.

Happy New Year! I have a good feeling about all the good things to come this year!

~Jem

12 comments:

Allison said...

Go Jems!! All my crossables are crossed for you.

T Lee said...

Gah!! Good luck this cycle (mostly with a BFP... but a little with the no symptoms thing sticking, haha. Lupron is miserable)!!!

marilyn said...

that sounds fantastic!!! I am so curious of this whole process with the meds... I am sure everyone reacts differently. I am expecting to act like the exorcist! lol

gingerandlime said...

Good luck this cycle!!!!

I saw that NYT article as well. I'm with you--it would be great if we could all have those options. I'm kind of surprised that you have to have a psychological evaluation to use donor sperm. It's as though the harder our bodies make it to conceive, the more extraneous hoops we have to jump through too. In my ideal world where I run things and everyone has to do as I say, not only would you not have to do a psych test, but you would be cosseted and pampered by health professionals instead of questioned and prodded because what you're doing is HARD.

Mad Hatter said...

Happy New Year, Mr. and Mrs. Jem! I'll be here, cheering you on!
Love,
Maddy

callmemama said...

Happy New Year!
Hoping the side effects take it easy on you this time.
Glad that they found some sperm in the last sample! Got fingers crossed for you :).

Poppet said...

FingerS And toes crossed for you!

I read the NYTimes and found parts of it incredulous... it seemed like the things I would find hard to deal with were easy for her and things that I think I'd get over, she was hung up on. Semantics bug her, but other stuff she just "decided would be OK".

Also - it would be nice to have unlimited funds and a husband willing to do anything you want...

(The typos are because Diego the Dog decided he needed my lap more than the laptop did. Since the dog is so cute I'll keep them.)

linda said...

Loved the article...anything that mainstreams surrogacy makes me happy!!

Fingers crossed that this is the last check you'll ever write for IVF! :)

Kakunaa said...

Ahhh! Lupron! Oh, dear, hope it treats you nicely. And here is hoping for a great big BFP! Good luck!

Illanare said...

Keeping all possible digits crossed for you.

irrationalexuberance said...

Best of luck with le lupron -- we are cheering you on and hoping that your good feeling bodes well and stays with you all year.

lowfatlady said...

So glad the lupron shot went well! the needle is small and not bad at all. Good job ;)