- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I’m sorry this wasn’t your good luck cycle. Hopefully your RE can offer up some new ideas to help you get your BFP.
Yay for connecting better with RE #2. It looks like we will be testing buddies. I completely understand the white coat syndrome issue. I work with a bunch of doctors. I like them as people, but still don’t want anyone putting their hands on me. I was seriously surprised that my Bridal Party wasn’t through the roof when I went today for my consult. I felt so anxious.
I saw your thread about your MC, and wanted to express my sympathies. Hopefully you can find some kindred spirits here. I’m new to the thread aand the whole high tech conception thing, and everyone has been wonderful.
Ugh, that was super creepy of your boss. I’m wondering how long before mine asks me what’s up. I’ve missed 3 days of work in the last 2 weeks for doctor appointments. I’m taking the first appointments available right now because I’m so over wasting time waiting. My boss has got to know that something is up.
FX that this medicated cycle is just what you need to kickstart a healthy pregnancy.
AFM, we met with the RE today to go over everything. It was a 2.5 hour long appointment. We both feel like our brains have been run over by a bus. But it was good. I think our RE has a personality, and we saw hints of it during the appointment when one of us would crack a joke. So I have hope that, over time, we’ll really warm up to her. It’s not that she’s not nice or anything, it’s just that she comes across a bit cool. Anyway, she was fantastic about explaining everything to us, entertaining my 3 (typed) pages of questions, and following-up on things from our patient questionaires. She also looked over my charts and Mr. LK’s labwork from the MFI’s office. We also met with our nurse and the financial counselor while we were there. All in all, it was a good experience. I’m happy to get things rolling.
So tomorrow morning I go in for my CD 3 bloodwork (fasting, yay) and a saline sonogram to get the ball rolling. After that we will schedule an HSG, and Mr. LK and I will need to go for bloodwork (STDs, Hep B, and all that jazz). Then we’ll meet with our RE again to discuss all of the test results and come up with our initial plan for our first IVF cycle. We’re tentatively looking at doing a birth control cycle in January, doing the TESE and mock embryo transfer during that time period, with stims and retrieval for a fresh cycle in February.
We also got info about their flat per cycle costs, discounted costs for a 2 cycle combo deal, and costs for their shared risk program. They said to expect meds to run $5-7k per cycle. From what I’ve read, that med cost seemed a bit high to me. For those who have paid cash for IVF meds, how much did you end up spending per cycle?