Went in for bloodwork and ultrasound around (yawn) 7 a.m. this morning. Will came along and we signed all the consents and put the cycle on our credit card. Guess it's official.
The fellow did the ultrasound today. The antral follicle count was "more than five, less than ten" on each ovary. Good enough for me.
She then thumbed through my records. "So your first cycle was a success but your second was not."
I gazed at her and said, "Our first cycle was also unsuccessful. "
The fellow looked down at her notes for a minute and then back at me for a minute and then seemed to decide not to say anything more. I knew what she was getting at with her comment, but I couldn't let the teaching moment go. Note to fellow: a baby with double aneuploidy who dies in the first trimester is not exactly what I would classify as a "success." Certainly not the kind of success that we're looking for.
The IVF nurse will call tonight and tell us what dosage of Follistim to use and whether I start today or not. There's some question since we'll be away Wednesday through Saturday for the holiday. And although we'll be in a major metropolitan area with a fantastic medical center, the nurse made it clear this morning that our IVF center doesn't really trust us using any other lab. So they may delay my start date.
We'll see...I'll keep you posted.
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