First of all, I apologize in advance if this post seems to be a bit all over the place.
I know you’ve all been on pins and needles waiting for the results of my procedure today.
Just to be clear, the procedure I had done today was a hysteroscopy, not an HSG. I had the HSG done about six months ago. That’s the one where they shoot you up with contrast dye and take X-rays to make sure your tubes are clear. And they were. What I had done today is a tiny camera threaded through the cervix and into the uterus to check for polyps, fibroids, or anything else that might inhibit implantation of a healthy little embryo. All clear there, too.
The hysteroscopy itself, in case you’re wondering or about to have one yourself, was easy-peasy. I sat in the exam room with my ass hanging out, waiting for Dr. C, for longer than the actual procedure took. It was in-and-out. Literally. Plus, how many people can say they’ve seen the inside of their uterus?
I also met with the IVF coordinator again while I was there. After Dr. C was done looking at my business, he asked about when we were planning to do IVF, and I told him that the coordinator had told us last time we met with her that he wasn’t doing any transfers in December, so we were looking at January. To which he replied, “I’m doing transfers in December.” (Although, in my head, I heard, “Yuh-huh.”) He checked his calendar, and, sure enough, December was open.
Shit. Just. Got. Real.
I have an official (tentative) calendar in my hands. My next CD3, which should be in just a couple of weeks, I start BCPs. I still can’t believe I’m writing these words.
There are decisions to be made. Like whether or not we want to do genetic testing on the embryos. We also have some new information on this–like, that we can get the results and do the transfer the next day, rather than freezing and waiting 8 weeks for a frozen embryo transfer. Still, there’s the cost. And Hubby thinks it might be a good idea to finance at least part of the total, rather than blow out our entire savings. Not a bad idea.
I am freaking out. A little. In a good way. But still.
And, on top of all of this, we still haven’t figured out what we’re going to do for the holidays. As our calendar stands now, my first beta will be the day after Christmas. Which means we can’t be out of town. Hubby still wants to try to schedule a trip to see his family, which not only involves an entire day of travel there and back, but it also means a stay of at least a week and a half to make all that travel worth it.
I don’t know what to do. We still have a lot to talk about. I have to let the IVF coordinator know our decision about PGD by November 1st. The travel stuff will just have to be figured out when it’s figured out, I guess.
It’s still sinking in. We are so doing this.