Monday, March 22, 2010

FET.Scheduled. Bring-It-On!

This morning I booked my follow-up appointment with Dr. B for the 26th of April (about 6 weeks after the hysteroscopy). It so happens that the 26th is also the day of the viva of my second PhD student so I had to make sure I was the first patient to be seen in the morning and agree with the examiner that the viva will start around 11 am.
Next I left a message for the nurse in the clinic just to inform her that I was already on the pill and hoping to get soon dates for my FET for May. I got a call back and we agreed on a tentative transfer for the 7th of May woohoo! They don't do natural FET so it'll have to be a medicated one.

Here's the schedule:

Last pill on the 12th of April (only 3 weeks!!!)
Suprefact starting on the 8th of April.
Scans: 19th, 26th (damn!) and 30th of April.

In tune with my meditation exercises I'll be living this new journey in the now and let this FET just be.
I then phoned Mike to tell him we had dates from the clinic and after the few seconds of actually understanding what I was talking about, his main question was "That's fantastic! When will you start the Viagra?" Ahh bless him!

And finally a great news today, do you remember my friend C? The one who was going also through IVF at the time of my ectopic last year? Well, after a failed cycle, she got today a BFP after a FET!! This is amazing news given that she used her own eggs and she's no spring chicken at 45!!! Well done C, please God it'll all go well for you my friend.

One final thing I did today: I emailed the Adoption Board saying that they should really amend the time-frame they give to potential adoptive parents at the preliminary meeting on when things are happening. That it was disgraceful (ok, I didn't use such a strong word, I still need them to process our damn documents!) that we were told 4-6 month to get a waiting list number and we are hitting 10 with no sign of it. We'll see if the social workers have the decency to reply. I doubt it though. And now a deep breath and....out again ..... I can't do anything about this, might just as well let it go and not let it bother me any longer.

35 comments:

  1. Congrats on the FET date! It's great to hear that things are moving along for you

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  2. Great FET news. Nothing like getting the show on the road!

    I'd love to hear more about how the adoption process works there. Domestic adoption here is a very different process than international, so I'm curious.

    Oh and glad to hear Patches is on the mend. Take care!

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  3. Yea for the FET date!! So glad that is moving along. Good for you emailing the adoption board. Hopefully something will come of that!

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  4. How exciting to have an FET date. It always feels good to have a plan...and you my dear, have a plan.

    Glad you emailed the adoption board, they should really revisit setting a a realistic expectation. Maybe they just needed someone to gently nudge them.

    xoxoxoxoxox

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  5. I am so excited that you have all the dates figured out!!! :) Great to have things moving along! {HUGS}

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  6. I'm so excited that you have your FET scheduled! May will be here before you know it! :-)

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  7. Yeah on the great FET news!! Good for you for being able to go with the flow. You are an inspiration. I was so glad to read that Patches is on the mend.

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  8. Oh Fran I am so excited for you! The only thing that takes the smile from my face is that May is so far away. Luckily you will have all of the milestones to help it all go faster.

    What wonderful news about your friend! I hope he pregnancy goes well.

    Loads of love!

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  9. May 7th!! Woohoo!! That's really soon. So glad. Things are happening (and my fingers are crossed that they happen quickly). And I, for one, will want to hear about the Viagra effect:)

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  10. A May BFP! awesome! bring on the viagra and the zen attitude!!!! yippee!

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  11. Another positive story for you: I had a failed fresh cycle in Sept. and then got a BFP on our first FET. And my dusty ovaries are 39 years old!

    Best wishes to you, DH, and the "penguins"!

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  12. Wow, May! That's fantastic news and soon. I'm still catching up here and so happy that it's been good news going on. Congratulations!

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  13. Fingers crossed!!!

    And good for you for emailing the Adoption Board; they need to hear these things!!!

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  14. Congrats on getting your dates. Glad to here things are moving along for you guys.

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  15. It gives you something to look forward to in a strange type of way lol when you have the dates.

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  16. How exciting to get the ball rolling! Sorry to hear that your clinic doesn't do natural FETs. Did they tell you why?

    Congratulations to your friend, great to hear success stories :)

    Hope you hear back from your social worker soon with some good news too!

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  17. I'm sorry to hear they are dragging their feet with the waiting list on the adoption. I have heard many a stories on how the whole process is a test of your nerves. I hope they speed things up quickly!

    ICLW #59

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  18. Hi Fran, Good to see your FET is scheduled. May is really around the corner.

    Crossing everything for you!

    ~Stopping by for ICLW! #78

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  19. Great news on the dates for the FET... will be praying and hoping for you my friend.

    Oh, and good on you for standing up for yourself in terms of the adoption time frames - they really should jack up their service!

    xxx

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  20. WOW! YAY!

    Also, one of my best friends lives in Wales and adopted recently...I know the horrors. Bless your heart.

    Extra prayers and love for you...and for your friend!

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  21. Congrats on having a plan in place...can't wait for you to start. You are still in our prayers for a miracle. Thinking of you...even when I don't post much.

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  22. Fran! Yay for setting a date for your FET!

    Sorry about the slow movement of the adoption process; it really is horrid how you (and all prospective adoptive parents) get treated. How long does a simple email stating "hi, ya you're still on the list - we haven't got your number yet but should in x time" take?!

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  23. Congrats on getting the FET date! I will be checking in for updates regularly!

    - Jenn.. ICLW #30

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  24. So it seems we will actually be doing a cycle together afterall!! Bets on who will be whos fertility goddess? My retrieval is set for exactly the same date as your transfer. strange...

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  25. Congrats on forward momentum! I'm doing an FET in early April, and was waiting for CD1 to feel like we were finally in the midst of a cycle. Definitely enjoy the feeling!

    Why doesn't your clinic do natural FET's? Just curious because that's what I'm doing this cycle, and I'm always interested to know why clinic's have different philosophies.

    Best of luck to you with your FET!

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  26. Yay for a schedule and a date!!!

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  27. Great that you've got a new schedule. On your advice, I tried the Starbucks decaf Caramel machiato today and it is pretty damn special - like an Alpha Vanilla Latte for when you're feeling particularly feisty.

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  28. Beautiful that you've got dates! There's nothing like being able to cross days off a calendar - something concrete to mark the time! May will be here before we know it. :)

    And it IS disgraceful to tell people the wait is 4-6 months and have it be DOUBLE that without a word.

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  29. Yay! for having a plan worked out. FX for your FET cycle.
    Happy ICLW
    #115

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  30. Congrats on the date and best of luck with the cycle!! May spring bring fabulous things for you!!

    iclw

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  31. Great news! Hope things get on track with the adoption process.
    I am following your blog so I can keep up to date.
    ICLW

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  32. Very exciting to have a schedule! I will be hoping like crazy for you!

    Congrats and well wishes to your friend C - I hope she has a wonderful pregnancy!

    How very frustrating on the adoption front. Hopefully they get their asses in gear and get back to you.

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  33. OMG I am sooooo excited Fran. This is going to be it I feel it. It has to be so we can both have 2010 babies and then plan for them to meet in the future. I know I've said it many times before, but you are such a special blog friend and I owe you so much gratitude for always being the best supporter! Love ya girl.Here's to Mommy Fran in 2010!!! xoxoxoxo

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  34. Great news on the FET! I will keep my fingers crossed for you that this is THE CYCLE!

    And good for you for emailing the Adoption Board. Sometimes they just need a good kick in the pants.

    Happy ICLW!

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  35. Best of luck with your FET!

    Happy ICLW!

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