Monday, April 25, 2011

Meds are ordered

I've ordered my meds for Protocol 3 with testosterone.  I'm still not 100% sure this is the path I should take.  Some women are reporting cysts so I'm going to check-in again with my nurse to find out what she thinks.  It always takes me awhile to obtain my meds so I went ahead and ordered them.  I can donate them if I choose not to use them for this cycle. 

I attended a Resolve event and met several nice people.  It is so wonderful to be a part of a community!  Thank you to all of you who share, attend meetings, talk about IF.  I think all of this helps our outcome. 


Sunday, April 10, 2011

I'm still here

Not much is going on in my world.  I didn't follow POAS to see if I ovulated this month or anything really related to IF.  I was surprised to have a normal cycle this month after our IVF.  I've been walking almost everyday and I wonder if that helped?   

I'm still trying to decide which protocol to use?   

I'm also applying for a new job within my company.  I have a really mean boss and I thought they were going to relocate her to another department because she did some unethical things, but they haven't and I don't think anyone wants to deal with her.  I'm sure she knows I went to HR about the things she said and did so she is extra mean to me.  The others that went to HR found new jobs and left the company.  I've remained because of the IVF benefits they provide.  We have saved over $100,000 so I think its worth it! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fresh or Frozen

I've been educating myself on all egg donor related things just in case my own egg IVF fails in June.

I came across a few places where you can choose a frozen donor egg.  I like this idea because the donor has already gone through the process and their little eggs are just waiting for me and my hubby.  I've read where fresh IVF donors forget to take their meds or decide at the last minute not to cycle.  I'm so ready to be a mom yesterday so this option looks interesting.  There was a woman on one of the boards who chose frozen and was pregnant within a month of entering the program.  The price is half the price of a fresh donor cycle and the selection isn't too bad.  One place boasts a 65% success rate! 

I'm wondering why more people don't choose this path?  I think CCRM boasts a fresh donor cycle 80% success rate - I guess that would be one reason to go with them over frozen.  However, the cost is less and you could get two for the price of one and that would increase your chances.

For those of you who chose DE - did you go fresh or frozen and why?