A few weeks ago my mother bought me a 'lucky charm ring' to wear to my appointments....so with my lucky ring on...
Zach and I headed to Temple for our very first IVF consult!!
The Doctor came in and as we were introducing ourselves tears streamed down my face; all I could hear was my husband telling him 'We want to be parents'...my body was numb, could I really do this?! I sat there and looked at the ultrasound machine right next to me then looked at Zach-can I just stop for a minute and say-Thank God for my sweet husband-he smiled at me and said 'Tiffany, were ok; this is our time'. The Dr. placed his hand on my shoulder and said, 'I'm here to help...I want you both to succeed and to be parents!'
I took a BIG SIGH of relief and on went our visit!
I can honestly say this was by far better than I ever expected it to be!! WAY BETTER! Our Doctor is amazing, such a sweet sincere guy who wants nothing for the best for his patients!
(THUMBS UP FROM ME)
So you are wondering what the plan is I guess?!...
Well he feels 100% that IVF is our best and only option. His success rate for couples our age is 50-60% (which I felt very good about). He did a sample transfer to see how my body would take to it, and he said I did amazing-he thinks when it's time for the transfer my body will react to it well! He also took at look at my ovaries, tubes, cervix and uterus. Said everything looks great (in fact I have a 19mm follicle that is about to drop--all on it's own--which is not that big of a deal since I've been known to produce and drop very nice follicles, it's getting them to fertilize and implant that I have a problem with) Since I am able to produce a nice sized follicle on my own he feels very confident that I will be able to produce many decent sized follicles in time for retrieval. He mentioned something I've never heard about, or read about which is freezing some of Zach's sperm. He said it basically just 'prevents' a bust cycle since you can't predict the future...He had some really great points about you never know if the male will get sick or just plan and simple produces a bad count the day of the retrieval, so they collect some to have frozen just in case--which is another thing I love!
So whats next? I go next week to get blood work for my progesterone level, then we are in the waiting game for my cycle...once that starts I will start birth control for one week then my shots...so in a couple weeks we will begin our very first IVF journey!
So blessed and thankful!!! :)