Thursday, December 11, 2008

Now on to a FET

To start off, we were given a great success rate with our first go around and that is why she decided to only put one back in. As some of you know we were a little upset with her decision, but trusted her as our doctor. I think she was a little sorry for this decision when we talked with her yesterday and also a little shocked that it didn't work.

On a side note, what is going on with our generation? There are so many couples battling infertility!!!! It makes me sad when I think of all of you, because I know your pain, your sadness, and your desires! It is hard to go through, but some how we make it through day by day, month by month and year by year.

We have decided to do more blood work to check on a clotting disorder and endometriosis (since this runs in my family). I am going on Monday to give more blood and just pray that everything comes back normal. These are all things that could cause the embryo to not implant. I also have to start taking flax seed oil to help me put on some weight. Then we went through the embryos that we have left and talked about how many we would like to put back in. She totally left this decision up to us, well with in reason, and we decided to put 3 back in. With her 2008 stats their success rate is 43% with putting 3 back in and they did not have any triplets come out of those and only 8 sets of twins. So the stats are not as good as a fresh cycle but you really can't compare your specific problem with their stats because every ones cause of infertility is individual. Unless something new comes up with my blood work, we have hurdled past our cause of infertility; we have 7 beautiful embryos waiting for us!!! If everything works out, we will be starting a FET cycle in January. We are also lucky that this will not cost us too much more money because we went through a financing program that if our first try didn't work we are able to do a FET without any additional cost (except cost of testing and meds). When we decided to go through this program I was hoping that we would not have to use our second chance, but now that we are here I am very happy that we choose to go in that direction. We are saving thousands of dollars!!!! In the end, I think we both left our appointment with some hope and a little more comforted. Thanks again for all your prayers and hugs!


Heather said...

What great news...I can't wait to see what God has in store for you and Marcus next month! :)

still praying.....

Hollie said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling good about the FET. I hope your blood tests come back ok. That's great that you won't have to spend a lot of money for this cycle. I don't get why so many of us struggle with infertility either. It's such a hard thing to deal with. Every month being disappointed. But I'm thankful that we live in 2008 where the drs can do so much to help us. It's really amazing. Praying for you

Linda said...

Firs of all, I want to say how deeply sorry I am about your bfn. But I'm so glad to hear that you are going to get started on your FET next month. What a way to start out the new year. May 2009 be the year when all of your wishes and dreams come true! :)

PS. Thank you for your comment on my blog the other day. I needed to hear that. :)

Teresa said...

I am so happy to read that there is so much hope with this next cycle. That is awesome.

I have to say that you hving to start flaxseed oil to gain weight is sickening. You skinny b*tch hehe