updates

So, some news today.

1) The woman who I’ve been in contact with who has the same insurance change as me has now had a claim denied. This may not seem like good news, but it allows us to let go of the IUIs much, much more easily.

2) There is officially room for me in the study. The study coordinator re-confirmed with my doctor that it’s ok for me to do the study. She wanted to double-check, not because of me, but because of J and his lousy sperm numbers from the past few cycles. That also makes it easier to let go of the IUIs. The study uses ICSI anyway, so it’s not a problem. She said we still have time to think about all of it, and that they’ll make sure I get all the appointments I need no matter when I make the decision. That’s a relief.

3) We have a consult scheduled for 3 weeks from today if I want to keep it. If I think we need help making the decision and making sure all our questions are answered. It will have been 6 months since J, the doctor, and I were all in a room together while I was clothed and for the purpose of asking questions. So, I will probably keep it. The study coordinator also thought it would be a good idea to keep the appointment to discuss with the doctor the benefits/risks of doing the study vs. IVF on our own.

4) I am thinking of running the Freescale Half Marathon on February 19th. I can’t cycle right now, and while I don’t think my doctor would exactly approve, I’m fairly certain it would be completed before any injections for IVF would begin. It gives me something to do, to look forward to. Something I can actually accomplish. Also, it’s the day before my best friend is due, and two days before my 29th birthday. Wonder why I want to keep busy?

5) I bought the stinking OPK today. I’m not even sure exactly when I should start using it. It’s been 6 months since I’ve had an unmedicated cycle.

6) We actually had sex yesterday, and it wasn’t terrible. That’s the first time since the surgery in November. Thank goodness.

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~ by Larisa on January 16, 2006.

14 Responses to “updates”

  1. Dammit. I forgot to buy the OPK.

    Not that it matters. I probably won’t conceive anyway, and if by some miracle I were to conceive, my Yang would kill it.

    Do the 1/2 marathon. You’ve nothing to lose. It’ll be fun, and pounding the asphalt will only provide relief from an otherwise stressful time in your life.

    Do you get rock-n-roll half marathons in your neck of the woods? I strongly recommend running one of those. I’ve never had so much fun in my life.

    I’m glad the sex wasn’t bad. That’s ALWAYS a good thing.

  2. Congrats for getting into the study!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m glad things worked out the way they did for you. Even doing the FET with the study, your chances are so much better then stupid IUI’s.

    The marathon sounds like a good thing too:) Help get you mind off of other things:)

  3. Wow, I admire anyone who can do a half-marathon!

    Congrats on being accepted into the study.

  4. I think the race is a good idea. Anything to give you something to focus on. I admire anyone who runs in those races!

    Thats good news on the study. With my crazy medical history, I’m never qualified for any of those types of things.

  5. Go for the race. Well done on getting in the study. That’s a great option to have under your belt.

  6. I wish I had the oomph right now to train for a half marathon. Well done. Why would your doctor disapprove?

  7. Thalia-

    Doctor knows I run, but wouldn’t necessarily like the increase in mileage that the half-marathon training will take. Also, I’ll probably drop a couple of pounds and/or a little body fat – not what he would currently recommend for me.

    -Mrs. Hope

  8. Thalia-

    Doctor knows I run, but wouldn’t necessarily like the increase in mileage that the half-marathon training will take. Also, I’ll probably drop a couple of pounds and/or a little body fat – not what he would currently recommend for me.

    -Mrs. Hope

  9. Mrs. Hope,
    I think no more IUIs is making a lot of sense – and hope that having come to that decision is somewhat of a relief to you.

    I’m quite curious to know more about the study and how much less the chances of success are of it vs. an IVF-ET cycle.

    And yes, do the 1/2 marathon! It’ll definietly be a good thing to have something else to focus your energy on.

  10. Mrs. Hope,
    I think no more IUIs is making a lot of sense – and hope that having come to that decision is somewhat of a relief to you.

    I’m quite curious to know more about the study and how much less the chances of success are of it vs. an IVF-ET cycle.

    And yes, do the 1/2 marathon! It’ll definietly be a good thing to have something else to focus your energy on.

  11. It’s great that you were able to get into the study. Regarding the marathon — go for it!!

  12. I can hardly imagine anyone finding running fun, but that’s just me. Enjoy yourself, you deserve it.

    Good for you on bypassing the IUI’s.

  13. Was it a lap in November? It took me a while to enjoy sex after mine too.

  14. Was it a lap in November? It took me a while to enjoy sex after mine too.

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