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Aug. 17th, 2006 @ 03:19 pm RE update
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I haven't posted a lot about IVF since the miscarriage, but thought I should include an update here. Hubby and I are keeping this low key, so for now the posts will be friends locked. My sister knows about the baby-making, but that is it for our friends and family. I am currently in mid-cycle for egg retrieval, and have just gotten some super news about finances.

I had a followup bloodwork and ultrasound this morning at 9. It went much better than my last visit. My backup doc today was one I have seen on several occassions before. He was joking that I've been in there long enough to have met everyone *g*. He is a bit concerned about my E2 levels, so he wants to see me tomorrow for BW and US again. He says my ovaries scare him, as they are so damn productive. I still have +40 small on each side, and about 12 over 9mm and one over 1.2cm. He thinks I will trigger on Saturday!!!! (I was thinking Monday) so everything is up in the air, but some time before Wednesday I will have the retrieval (and then if they mature 3 to 5 days after that to transfer). I can't believe it is here already. I took a look at my chart with him, and I am actually currently tracking E2 levels with what happened the first time (OHSS) but at much lower doses of Puregon. What a weird body I have.

While I may have whined about the administration of the centre, I forgot to mention what wonderful staff they have. Both my US tech and plebotomists are extremely friendly. As well, they now have a pharmacy on site, specifically carrying all the drugs I need. So, for example, I know that I always use slightly more than one 600IU cartridge of puregon, so while I was there she went and got a nurse to change the script to a 900IU one, on the spot. As soon as I asked. The tech and I had a wonderful conversation about her line of work and her past miscarriages, and the clinic in general.

Oh - and the super news of the day, the billing department consulted with the other doctors, and they agree with my primary that this round should be covered by insurance so that's $5900 off the bill! WOOOOOOHOOOO.

Who does she think she is?
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From:devaux
Date:August 17th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Good luck!!!! *hugs*
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From:neeroc
Date:August 18th, 2006 11:10 am (UTC)
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Thanks, you too. Your bat story was a great thing to wake up to this morning!
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From:devaux
Date:August 18th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC)
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I hope you find the story as amusing as I do! I'm still cracking up about me & my mom.
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From:islandgirlsj
Date:August 17th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
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What a bunch of wonderful news sweetie!
I'm so happy to hear that this cycle is going so well...and wow.. triggering already. I'm going to be keeping you in my thoughts.

Congrats on the finacial aide, that is GREAT!
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From:neeroc
Date:August 18th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the good thoughts. As for the financial stuff, I did a little dance in her office, and would have hugged her, but she looked terrified that I might do just that *g*
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From:moongarden1971
Date:August 17th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
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Good good good luck to you Sweetie. I am sure pulling for you and your hubby!
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From:neeroc
Date:August 18th, 2006 11:14 am (UTC)
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We need it! Thanks, hope all is well with your family (I'm off to visit your blog in a sec)
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From:piknik
Date:August 18th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
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awesome!! that's all really good news!!

good luck, we'll be thinking of you!
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From:neeroc
Date:August 18th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)
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Awesome icon, they always make me smile.
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From:running5k2day
Date:August 18th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
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Hey~that is awsome. You mean that you really get to save all that money...what luck.
I am so happy to hear that things are looking better and better for you guys. I am gonna say some extra baby luck prayers for you. I totally understand on not wanting to tell everyone about what is going on. The last thing you want to hear is "Oh I'm Sorry" and "Maybe next time" and let's not forget , "Things happen for a reason" if things don't work out...which we are not even going to think about at this point...Don't Think About It!! I kept it hush~hush until I passed the 6 weeks pregnancy test. I am soooooo wishing you and your dear husband the best of the very best. Happy Thoughts. Positive Energy. = )
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From:neeroc
Date:August 18th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
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Whew, I mis-read your post at first and thought you were pregnant again! Your prayers are appreciated.

As for the money, when I told hubby, his answer was 'spend it like you stole it!' which is totally out of character for him, and proof of how happy he was about it. *g*
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From:running5k2day
Date:August 18th, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
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Me? Pregnant again? No-No-No-No. I haven't slept an entire night in over 9 months. The last 3 months that I was pregnant I was a flippen whale and now these girls have lungs of steel and really belt it out at night. Wanna see my bags under my eyes-I don't have enough makeup to cover them up-LoL!

I pray that someday in the real near future you can write to all of us something similar. It's horrible and beautiful at the same time. I get all tingly thinking about you and all your experiences so far and for some reason or the other...this time it sounds different already. Ooohhhh-let's keep up these good vibes.

LoL! Well-sounds like you have a shopping spree in the near future. = ) I like the way your hubby thinks-heehee.
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From:friscokitty
Date:August 18th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
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(((((HUGS))))) You know I'll be thinking of you.
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From:neeroc
Date:August 18th, 2006 11:17 am (UTC)
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Very gentle ((hugs)) back.
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From:ladybug777
Date:August 18th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
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Oohh, good luck this cycle.

Yeah about the break w/ your insurance.
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From:neeroc
Date:August 18th, 2006 11:18 am (UTC)
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I know! It caught us off guard that we were going to have to pay, so this is a big relief. Thanks for the luck.
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