Wednesday, July 2, 2008

What's Next?

I had my follow-up appointment with my RE yesterday. He was nice and sympathetic as usual. He apologized again for the outcome of the cycle. So I was all armed and ready with all my questions about how defective I am after this surgery and how the lack of one tube will affect my fertility, if I were to try and conceive naturally. I know, it's a funny question to ask, considering I haven't had much success on my own. But I had managed to conceive twice without medical intervention. I just never carried to term (or anywhere close to term). Anyway, his answers as usual were not any more enlightening than the research I had done myself on the subject.

So onto FET#1. Since their embryology lab shuts down for a couple of weeks in August. My next chance for a cycle is in September. I hate waiting.


Pepper said...

Well, I'm glad you have a plan, but the waiting absolutely bites, especially when it's for something seemingly unneccessary like the lab closing. September must seem so far away right now, but it's really right around the corner.

Sorry you weren't able to get more answers. But in the meantime, there's nothing to stop you from trying the natural way. The FUN way. ;-) Also, I've heard that the fallopian tubes actually move, so your right tube can pick up eggs ovulated from the left side. It may be rare (dunno), but it does happen.

Big hugs to you.

P.S. You are NOT defective!!

Amber said...

I'm sorry you don't have answers. It's not like the answer are out there and you can't find them . I don't think they exist. On thing if for certain...nothing is certain.

Sorry you have to wait but when you do your FET you embryos will be in a freshly-cleaned lab. So that's something.

Baby Step said...

I always thought that waiting sucks, but this last time, before IVF#3, I actually, purposefully put it off for a few weeks. I just wanted a break. And you know what -- I was SO glad I got the break. Once I started IVF#3, I felt ready.

My clinic has never even given me a follow-up appointment. I get a letter in the mail that says they are sorry for the outcome, what their assessment of the situation is (poor egg quality) and that I am still a candidate for IVF (20-25% probability of success). Gee, Thanks.

I wish you all the best with your FET.


calliope said...

oh man. the waiting!
so sorry about that.
I've been waiting for 6 months for my FET and it has been so rough.
Here's to hoping September hurries along for you!

Shinejil said...

Who wouldn't hate waiting for something so important for such a stupid reason?

I've been told the same thing as Pepper: that the other tube can sometimes grab onto an egg from the other ovary.

the Babychaser: said...

Okay, this tube crossing over thing is news to me, and it's making me view my insides with more than a little suspicion. Who knew they were so smart? What else can they do I don't know about? Now I'm wondering if my tubes are like vacuum tubes in there, waving around and sucking in anything that's not strapped down. Creepy.

Having to wait for stupid reasons sucks. When I had to wait after surgery, I was totally chill about it, because there was a good reason why. So I just kicked back and enjoyed it. But when I learned I would have to wait til July to join shared risk because the RE's office had to wait until the next fiscal year, I was PISSED.

(But then I had my m/c so I would have had to wait anyway, so it didn't matter.)

Anyway, hang in there. IF is nothing of not patience-building. The hard way, of course.

Hope2morrow said...

Hey, I'm waiting for my FET in September. The waiting stinks, and I totally feel your pain!

Until then, I hope you can try naturally.

Best of luck with your transfer!

Evil Stepmonster said...

Sorry you are having to play the waiting game.

On the bright side; you can drink, sunbake and eat lots of seafood over summer.

Take care..

Pepper said...

Just popping in to say hello. We may actually be cycle buddies. It looks like I'll be riding the IVF train again in September.

Penny said...

Hey, good luck with the FET. I'm so sorry to hear about the etopic.

Hope this September FET does the trick.