Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Roller coaster weekend

We have had a crazy weekend on the IF rollercoaster. I contacted a donor family on MW last Thursday. She emailed me back promptly and asked if we could meet them Saturday. I about fell out of my chair. I was so excited and hopeful. We live about one hour away from the family. So we met them and the kids. So cute by the way. We left with questions for her RE. Monday she emailed with the answer to all her question about the embryos and such and she told us that another couple is flying up to meet them the second week in April. She told us she would make a decision shortly after. I know she wants to move on this, and I appreciate her cutting to the chase. But now the wait. I am second guessing our conversations. I know its in God's hands. I think we are at the deficiet because we have a child already and the other couple doesn't. On the other hand, we live so close. This is almost as bad as a 2WW. I am trying to not obsess, but its so hard to not let it occupy my mind every minute of the day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Well I have been having a hard time getting the NEDC to release my medical records to Dr. K's office. I love my new nurse. She has taken the ball out of my court and has decided to call the NEDC everyday until she receives the records. I think she thought it would be easier for her since she was calling for Dr. K. She told me the other day that they were the rudest office she has ever dealt with before. This made me smile, I told her she validated all my feelings about them and my experience there. I know I had a terrible experience, but I have always wondered if it was because I was so hopped up on Estrace and super hormonal. But no, my feels are validated. Its the little things in life that make us happy!!

Meanwhile, I still don't have my medical records. I mean come on people. I only was there once and only have 4 tests done. How hard is this really??? Geez! Dr. K is waiting to see these results so he can recommend the best course of action for me. I can't move forward until they cooperate!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

We had our appointment

Monday March 1st we had our phone consultation with Dr. K. He was 45 mins late in calling us so unfortunately my DH didn't get to be included in the phone call. Which I was bummed because he is very skeptical of RE's after all we have been through.

I found Dr. K very reassuring and sympathetic to our case. He said I was an excellent candidate for embryo adoption. Finally, something in the IF world I could be a great candidate for!! He said it would only be about 2-3 months until we are match. I about fell out of my chair. I thought surely it would take longer. He also said that one of my previous RE's noted in my file that I have tubal disease. I am not sure what that is. But I explained to him that I don't have any confidence in my previous RE and that she never ran any tests to confirm that statement. He agreed with me upon looking into my file a little closer. He wants to see my test results from the NEDC. Unfortunately they are dragging their feet on sending me the release form to get the info to Dr. K. I should have it by tomorrow. Before he will decide if I should have my tubes removed. But great news! I don't have to remove my ovary!! I am thrilled about that and I am hoping I don't need to have surgery at all. Wouldn't that be nice. Also, Dr. K told me that he wouldn't run unnecessary tests that would cause me any discomfort. I love this guy!!