Saturday, July 05, 2008

Donor Update

I heard from the clinic this week while our nurse was on vacation. I am to stop taking the birth control on July 14th and then come in on my next day 2. Based on the fresh and the frozen cycles, that has been about 4 days following me stopping the pill, so I estimate that I'm going into the clinic on or around July 19th.

Our nurse got back from vacation today and because I'd sent her an email yesterday asking about the donors protocol and estimated dates, this is what she sent back:

- like me, she is currently on birth control pills until July 14th
- they estimate she should have a period between the 15th-22nd (hopefully sooner rather than later)
- she'll start Gonal-F approx. by July 25th
- 13 days from the time of the Gonal-F start , they estimate the retrieval will occur
- this puts retrieval about August 6, and transfer on August 9th

We have tickets to see Earth, Wind and Fire on the 9th. So, if that's when transfer happens I will be passing on the concert and let someone enjoy them in my place. This is reminiscent of our first cycle when we had Stevie Wonder tickets a few days after transfer. However, this time, I'm not upset to miss EW&F.

So, that's where we are now. I'll know more in another week or so. As it's an exclusive cycle, we should get more frequent donor updates during the stim phase with how she's responding.

I know it sounds stupid, but this time things seem to be falling more easily into place and it's all more relaxed.


LadyofAvalon56 said...

I wouldn't say it sounds stupid at all. In fact, it feels as if the Universe is letting everything "click" into place this time.

I'm glad you're more relaxed, too. :)

DE Mommy said...

I'm going to be a week after you!


Is there a possibility you'll do a 5 day instead of a 3 day transfer?!?

Io said...

I'm glad everything is going so well!

Anonymous said...

it all sounds great!
so glad that things are falling into place smoothly.

Not on Fire said...

I am glad that you are in such a good place

wizdom said...

did you say you wouldn't be upset to mis EW&F... huh?!?!?!

I'm just playing, the people reading this must think I am missing a few cards ... naaaaa I'm just related to them so have a similar sense of humour.... who could be happier , well aside from them of course..... uuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnccccccclllllllllleeeeeeee me


love you both

prayer vigil continues :)))))

yeaaaaaahhhhh team PV

whoooo hooooo

Pam said...

Just to clarify for my BIL....of course I want to see EW&F but for the good of the cause, if transfer falls on or about the day of their concert I am going to take one for the team and skip the concert. You are welcome to my ticket IF that happens. :) You will have to stay tuned to fine out. Heehee.

Pam said...

To answer DE Mommy's question, the clinic usually does day 3 transfers. We've never been given the option/choice to do a 5 day transfer. I'm sure they do them, but I expect it's not the norm.