Thank you to each of you for your thoughts and prayers as we had our IVF appointment with our RE today. As I mentioned before, I was a bundle of emotions. I'm pleased to say that the short version is that the meeting went really well and we have a plan in place. Our time frame is still a bit up in the air, but I think it is likely going to be early May when we start -- about 7 weeks from now! I felt so prepared for the meeting and everything he talked about because of all of your blogs, stories, experiences, etc.
He thinks I am going to be on the side of a poor responder, so we are doing an aggressive "newer" protocol that they have had success with. The whole process, from start to finish should take 5-6 weeks. I'm a bit peeved that I've been categorized as a poor responder based on one set of test results (even though all of my previous test results have been normal/near normal), but this is something I need to let go and hope that I can prove them wrong! Good thing I'm not competitive at all!
We've already been matched with a nurse who will be our coordinator (I'll call her Nurse Quick Response). She and I have been emailing back and forth for several weeks now. I shared with the RE how wonderful my experiences have been so far with Nurse Quick Response. He stated that she is great, partially because she has been through the process herself. When he said that, I immediately liked her even more and felt so blessed that we had been matched specifically with her.
He also said that since we are doing a unique protocol, he will have Nurse Quick Response set up a one-on-one IVF orientation with us, instead of having to attend with a larger group. Yippee!
I have to admit that when we got out of the appointment, I sort of lost it on my way back to work. I think all of the emotions of anticipation and what we were going to hear got the best of me and let loose.
So, that's it in a nutshell. It was a very positive experience and really couldn't have gone any better. Thanks again for all of your kind words and thoughts! I am truly blessed!
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