Monday, November 06, 2006

Just heard back from RE

I'm so impressed with my new RE. I FAXed him with some questions around 4:30 today...and I get a call from him on his cell (heading home?) around 5:30. He is so nice. I heart him!!

Anyway so he said that my endo was between stage II - III and was all over the place (behind the ute, in front, on ovaries, etc.). My tubes & insides of my uterus looked fine (he also did a hysteroscopy). So the plan is that I'll take BCPs until Saturday and go in for a scan on Monday. If my E2 is low enough & lining is thin enough we'll get started! Guess I better try to get in touch with the IVF nurse again about the meds -- funny how it's 1000x easier to get in touch with the doctor instead of the nurse.

And I talked to my boss who is now totally cool with me "working remotely" for a good chunk of November. Phew! Now I just need to figure out the NYC lodging situation. I found a corporate apartment close to the RE's office -- just trying to figure out if it's worth the extra money to stay there vs. save some bucks and stay with my friend, but then I'd have to spend 2+ hours a day commuting back & forth to Brooklyn. I loved the walking & her neighborhood & everything, but it was very draining.

Ack - I'm getting soooo f'in exciting about this cycle. Am I setting myself up for a big disappointment in the end? I think I'll be completely crushed if it doesn't work out after everything we've done to prepare for this and to cycle out of town. I still haven't quite caught on that no matter how hard I try, no matter how much we want this -- we ultimately cannot control the outcome. Something that this control freak still has a hard time grasping...

3 comments:

Heather said...

I never thought to fax questions to my RE...I may have to see if I can do that. That rocks!

serenity said...

I still can't believe you had endo and no one knew saw it! It honestly makes me worried about the niggling pain around my ovary I've had since April...

My two cents re: this cycle... go ahead and get excited! In my experience, a BFN hurts pretty bad regardless of whether or not I'm prepared for it. So I figure it can't hurt to enjoy the resurgence of hope while it's there, you know?

*I* will be excited and hopeful for you, anyway. :)

spark said...

I don't think you can really "see" endo without a lap unless you have lots of cysts or big endometriomas on your ovaries that can been seen on u/s. So I'm glad we gambled on the lap because it wasn't obvious based on my symptoms (or lack of).

And for me I definitely have been way more crushed when cycles have gone well then when they didn't seem to go very well. And things have been going too smoothly so far. :)