Monday, October 13, 2008

The Appointment

My wife was at the Doctor's office for over two hours - she was there so long that I started to get worried about her. Here's what she did, and what she learned:
  • Her uterine lining is perfectly fine (recall they took a piece of it while they were in there with their laser beams, and cameras)
  • She is starting a medicated cycle ... not sure which follicle-inducing medication brand she is taking, but it comes in a little pen just like the one we had during IVF - only this time, she only has to take one shot per day, and given my absence, she'll have to do it herself (I'm so sorry sweetheart!)
  • She will take these shots for 7 - 10 days before taking a trigger shot (which I'm told requires a much smaller needle than the 2.5 incher we used during IVF) Her eggs will be dropped into her fallopian tubes, en route to a few million swimming, dual-headed monsters
  • Via ultrasound, her follicular development will be monitored, allowing the doctor to precisely identify when the eggs are ripe, and the trigger shot should be administered(7 - 10 days, as mentioned a few bullets ago)
  • Once trigger is given, we conduct an IVF 12 (or 24?) hours later
  • She had blood drawn, to check that everything's within spec
  • I have to alter my travel plans so I can be home to make a deposit into a sterile cup ... 4,000 miles of flying, to get my member precisely inside of the plastic cup that is probably already in the doctor's office (think of the marvelous machines we have that can allow such things to happen!) I'm just hoping my project manager will approve ...
  • She will take progesterone following the procedure, and will likely join me in Europe for some sight-seeing, and touring
That's all for now ... I hope the post was informative enough.

5 comments:

Xbox4NappyRash said...

The good thing about this is it's a real 'plan'.

I'd love to be a fly on the wall when you inform your PM you need to leave the continent to have a wank.

Anonymous said...

Are you doing IUI or IVF?

Stace said...

Best of luck!! Good luck with the cycle. :)

Joe said...

We're doing IUI ...

... and the PM approved it. Very cool guy ...

I Believe in Miracles said...

Glad the PM approved!! I'm really hoping all your flights work out just right. Maybe leave yourself an extra day or 2???