So, boo. Turns out I won’t be able to have my next IVF cycle until January/February timeframe. I met with my doctor on Monday. Turns out he was way less creepy than I thought the first time I met him. I guess I was just spooked at the whole idea of seeing a fertility specialist and the idea of taking meds and such.
But the bad news is that we’re stuck waiting until January/February. This is because, as I feared, they have to do more mandatory tests prior to starting… and the IVF lab is closed a couple weeks in December.
One of the tests is the Clomiphene (Clomid) Challenge Test. Ugh. So I have to torture myself through another wasted cycle PLUS the lovely side effects.
Other tests involve some super expensive blood tests and some other tests that my last doctor did, but that ORM has to repeat for themselves.
The good news is that while the doctor expressed some concern over my last failed cycle, he at least was smart enough *NOT* to bring up donor eggs and to know that it takes more than one cycle to get a better understanding of what the problem(s) might be.
The other good news is that all the doctors + the embryologists meet each week to discuss current cases. There are 3 other doctors at ORM, so I like the idea of having a team discuss ideas, protocols, etc… and not just one doctor with limited experience. Kind of reminds me of House, if you watch that show. Somehow I’m guessing they don’t use a whiteboard with a big black pen, but you never know!
But overall, I’m trying not to be too upset. I’m impatient, but I know the extra testing can only help me. Plus I don’t want to spend $15k without having done all the normal groundwork (yeah, they are more expensive than the last doc).