Monday, March 31, 2008

back in the game

I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted until I got two emails today from friends making sure I was ok! Greg and I have decided to proceed with our Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). We are not making a big deal out of this, so if you read the blog you will know, if you don't well then you won't. A FET consists of pretty much the same protocol of an IVF, but I don't have to take the stimulate drugs and no eggs will be retrieved. I will be on the Lupron, Estrogen and Progesterone. 2 shots, 1 pill. The good news in all of this is that my base doctor has agreed to do all my monitoring, provide the meds and do the transfer ( as long as I transfer on a Friday) at my RE's office where the embryos are being stored. So we are saving almost half by using the military services. Turns out our military RE is now working at my civilian RE's on the side! How convenient for us.
During this process I have also signed us up for Adoptive Parenting Classes. Starting tomorrow for 6 weeks and they count for 12 of the 20 required education hours for adoptions in Ohio. The classes are designed for couples exploring the option of adoption. I guess you can say we are in that stage. I feel that the FET is just something that has to be completed to close that chapter of our lives. When I left the doctor on Friday with two bags of syringes I broke down crying with a revelation that I am DONE. Finished. I will do this FET and either it will work or it won't. Either way it will give us an answer on how we should proceed. I think I have finally come to a point where I can't put my body through anymore of this. Not too mention our bank account.
So that is where we are. Still alive and dealing with infertility in rainy, gloomy OHIO!


Stephanie said...

My prayers are with you, I can't even imagine how difficult the last few years have been for you both!

Patti Rae said...

I love you!!! I wish I would have been sitting next to you in the car.