Yeah, didn't really think I'd have an update so soon, did ya? Well, I do. And it's a good one.
I've been harboring some info for a couple days. Stone me later. A few days ago, Tracy threw me a text that said "we want to try again". I guess I had figured (and hoped) they would want to try another round, but wasn't about to ask not even a week after our news of the non-pregnancy. So, I wanted to give them some time to think about things and figure it out. Didn't take them too long :)
Since there's really no sense in waiting for anything, we figured we'd try to get this going as soon as we can. So, Thursday (yesterday) I called the clinic to find out what we do. I was instructed to wait for Jill to call me some time next week--she's more or less the "case worker" for our little journey here and it was best I speak with her. Okey Dokey.
So, I'm expecting a phone call sometime next week. As I mentioned, Jill has been on medical leave for weeks--I figured she needed to get back to the office, settle in and then, after a few days, start working on "us" again.
Today (Friday) was Jill's first day back. She called me at 9:00 am. Though I'd like to think I'm her only patient, I'm guessing I'm not. But seriously, she called me after only a couple hours back to work after WEEKS off? Yeah, she's the shit.
And so we chatted. And guess what? We have a new transfer date, my friends!
Yeah, okay. I know that sounds like it's REALLY far away. Well, at least for me it does. But, here's why we have to wait that long. First of all, I have to go back on ALL the meds I was on before...and there's a true and specific science to those meds to prepare my uterus for the embryo's. There's at least 6 weeks of meds before the transfer. Plus, the clinic has a mandatory laboratory shut down between Christmas and New Year's (why, I know not). Plus, Dr. S is going on vacation the first week in January. Plus, we have to re-sign (and notarize) all the paperwork again and I have to re-take my Reglara "test" (the "have you had sex with a man who's had sex with a man for money questionnaire). Oh, and I have to get my FDA labs re-done and the infectious diseases test cleared again too.
So yeah, there's a lot to do.
But I feel good about this. My job duties will have eased up a bit by then (hopefully), we'll have the stress of the Holiday's over with...January 26 sounds like a good day.
I have one more med to take this time and I'm actually going to start it on Sunday...a birth control pill. Not really to prevent a pregnancy, but to get my cycles where they want them to be.
So, here's the med timeline:
Start BCP 11/7
Start Lupron injections 12/15
Stop BCP 12/22
Start Estrace 1/8
Start Progesterone ??
That's the scoop-a-loop. Here's to round number 2!