15 January 2013

All Systems Go

Alright.  Lots of back and forth from the clinic.  Back from my trip to Australia.  All systems are go for egg freezing round one.  This starts with taking Norethisterone on the 29th of January 2x a day until my first scan on February 5.  On this day I have my nurse appointment and get to learn all about giving myself injections and will also collect the rest of my drugs, as well as be tested for a slew of STDs.  Collection is tentatively scheduled for around February 22 depending on when periods start and how scans are going.  This works fairly well with my schedule though it looks like I need to move one appointment.  I'm both nervous and excited for it all to be underway.  In some ways it doesn't seem real.

So current issues are:
  • Get to the 5th of Feb and ensure that all planned scans, etc do not conflict with my rather hectic back and forth schedule.
  • Move that one appointment that is likely to conflict with collection day.
  • Try to find someone to meet me at the clinic on collection day as they don't want you to go home alone.
Although I asked and they said if I really can't find anyone, I just need to arrange a taxi to take me home and not take public transportation which seems fine.  It's just that I'd be asking someone to take off work and that seems unlikely.  I have one friend I can maybe ask, but I'll try for that as it gets closer and I have a better idea of the actual collection day.

In other news my mother started freaking out that the treatment was going to create another dermoid cyst and that I'd lose my last remaining ovary in the process.  She lost both ovaries to dermoid cysts and I lost one.  So there is a fair worry there, but I reminded her that I asked the doctor specifically about this issue and he said it was very unlikely.  On top of which, given all the scanning I'll be having, if any cyst starts to develop, I imagine that they will be able to notice it and stop the process.  Also, early cysts can be dealt with, without losing the ovary.  It's a risk, but a minimal risk.  And my only option is otherwise not to proceed.  The doctor did not think it was a high risk.  I think I need to go with his experience on the matter.

So that's where I'm at.  Now I'm getting nervous that it's all going to fail and there won't be any eggs or not enough eggs.  It's really kind of amazing the mental ups and downs you go through.  I mean, I understand it, and it all seems a bit text book.  But being typical doesn't change that I'm still going through it!  Deep breaths.  Calm thoughts.  After all, if I meet someone in a couple of years, and we wanted kids and tried IVF then, it would be worse then.  This is the best I can do, doing this right now.  We'll see what happens.


  1. Good luck! just completed a freezing cycle in the US.

  2. Thanks CT! I hope it went well for you!