Monday, February 14, 2011

Time Flies!

Has it been almost 2 weeks since I posted? Man, it's been a long time, so obviously, there should be tons to catch up. Not so much.

So, since it's Valentine's Day, I'll post a little bit of something about Doc. We met back in 2006, actually, I should back that up. According to him, we've known each other since I was in high school and he was in college, since we went to the same church...I have no recollection of this, but I am known to have the worst memory, so I'll assume that what Doc says is true.

Anyway, fast forward to after college and I'm back in the Bay. Doc is done with med school and residency and he's also back in the Bay. We see each other at parties, since we know the same people, but we never say hi...He's dating other people. I'm dating other people. But, low and behold in the January of 2006 we end up going on a ski trip with some friends and we start chatting away, and we "click." I am utterly and completely smitten. He's funny, smart, witty, charming and he skis!

The next month, we start hanging out...We chat on the phone. He helps me with dinner and driving (I had just gotten PRK done on my eyes). We go skiing/snowboarding. And, the next thing you know, we're dating and I'm in love! After about 10 months of dating, we're engaged and in November of 2007, we're married!

He's my BFF and the love of my life and the most amazing husband in the world. Doc is the trip planner, the money manager, the car fixer and the bug killer and without him my life would be so empty (not to mention, filled with lots of bugs and I hate bugs).

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Our Best Laid Plans

Now that we have our one good blast safely frozen away, what are we going to do?

We just finished our regroup with Dr. Surrey and he started out by saying I responded about the level he expected (don't really know if that is a positive comment or not...). Anyway, he then went on to talk about our eggs. Our current blast was the only perfect 3-day embryo that we had. The remaining embyros stalled at day 3 and didn't develop further. This, he said, probably indicates that they were chromosomally abnormal and wouldn't have implanted even if they had been transferred.

From there, we talked about our options. He basically gave us two: 1) stick with our current blast and do a FET, or 2) do a second stim cycle and try to get more embryos. We tried to get him to give us his opinion on what would be our best option, but no such luck. With #2, we'd possibly get more embryos and give us better odds, however, there's no guarantee.

So our plan: go with option #2. Doc and I had already decided this prior to the regroup. Although, Doc didn't really want to do another cycle, I told him that if we didn't, I might regret for the rest of my life and did he really want that hanging over his head and our marriage. With that comment and my absolute guarantee that this would be the last and final, I was able to convince him to do one more cycle.

As for the protocol, it'll be the same as before. Dr. Surrey was satisfied with the results and he didn't think that anything need to be tweeked, so we'll be doing the extra day of stimming plus the HCG/lupron trigger. But, in addition, I'll be using sai.zen, a human growth hormone, which supposedly helps poor responders.

Our last and final cycle starts in March. Denver here we come...again!