Monday, October 25, 2010
C and I are both going to go in on Wednesday. I have to go for what I believe is an u/s and to get bcp's. C is going to give his manly goods which, I guess, they will culture (required for IVF) and do the standard checks... #'s, motility, morphology, etc. and we both have to get blood work. C is devastated about the blood work. He is so scared of needles and almost passed out last time! I however, am a pro! I have had so many shots in my life its crazy! When I was a kid I had to have allergy shots twice a week in each arm for asthma , I also used to give blood (I'm B+ a more rare blood) until I started these IF treatments and became anemic (which I'm not anymore), and of course all of the Follistim shots in the tummy with tons of blood work. I seriously feel like a human pin cushion, which I'm sure many of you relate!
So I was doing some research on IVF yesterday and was trying to figure out the time line. I was wondering how long on BCP's, Lupron, etc. Normally, you have to be on BCP's for two weeks. I was able to go over the potential schedule with the nurse the morning. Unfortunately, I will be on BCP's an extra week because their lab is going to be down for a week (I'm assuming for Thanksgiving?) so everything is going to be pushed back a week or so. But she said my retrieval will be around the 9th or 10th of Dec with the transfer around the 12th or 13th (I think). I will know more on Wednesday. Does that mean that is would be a 3day transfer? What is better a 3 or 5 day transfer?
Can't wait to find out ALL of the details!!!