Thursday, April 7, 2011

That familiar place.

We cannot even fertilize a single egg out of 8 mature follicles. Today is CD1.

We are taking a break from medicated cycles and procedures until at least after our beach trip in July. After that, we are pursuing IVF.

I was basically devastated yesterday. I was very sad and depressed and mopey and cranky and just... awful. Today is a new day. I'm looking forward to a TTC-stress-free 3+ months. I'm hopeful for what is yet to come.

I am vowing to never return to my current RE, even though it makes the most sense financially and logistically. I will have to travel to find a new clinic. And if I'm traveling, I am going to make it worth my while. I am going to find somewhere that I have an actual connection with the doctor. That is my biggest factor. Well, that factor is tied with the financial aspect, as I have no insurance coverage for IVF (even though all of my fertility drugs were 80% covered by my insurance, including Bravelle, Menopur & Follistim).

I have a phone consultation with Dr. Sher from the Sher Institute on Friday the 15th. I have placed several calls to many clinics, all over the country. I will continue to do so until I find the perfect place and the perfect doctor.

Any advice on clinics/docs would be appreciated!

18 comments:

  1. Im sorry for AF..i know your RE is pretty bad, but maybe the fact that you didnt get preggo with 8 follies will give him enough "proof" that you need more follies to try, maybe it will make him be more aggressive. I think it would be worth it for you to meet with him once more just to see his reaction to the siutation. I dont care much for my RE but theres no others around me either, so for now, im holding out.

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  2. Goodbye Awful Toffle....and good riddance. He seriously doesn't have a clue and I wholeheartedly support your decision to pursue another doctor. I will help in any way that I can...especially if you decide to come out here to the Midwest. <3

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  3. Booo, I'm sorry AF showed up :(
    I'm glad you're feeling better though. I know it still has to suck, but you're not letting it get you down so that's always awesome :)
    No idea on docs though. Hopefully you'll find someone amazing!!

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  4. Sorry af showed. Enjoy the break and get renewed. The Sherr institute was very nice when i talked to them. The reason I dint go to them is bc my RE helped with cost since my insurance didnt cover anything!

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  5. Oh I'm so very sorry to hear that AF showed. This sucks... I'm very glad to hear you're talking with Sher. I had a consult with him, and he was incredibly helpful. I really wanted to go to Vegas to do IVF with him, but the hubs didn't want to travel to do it, and then the insurance came through. So we decided to stay with local. But you will learn so much from Sher, it will definitely be worth talking with him!!! I hope you enjoy this break!

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  6. I'm so sorry this last one didn't work. You've been going full bore for quite some time now, you really deserve a break! (and well, a baby too).

    I think it's great that you are moving on to IVF, and starting your search for a new RE with SIRM is a GREAT start.

    Enjoy your break!

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  7. I'm so sorry!!! I hope you find a much more compassionate RE that you can have confidence in. Hugs to you...

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  8. So sorry AF showed. I think finding a new RE is a great idea - I know the one you were seeing was nearby, but I don't think he was doing you any favors. Best of luck in the search for a new RE!

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  9. I am so sorry. Good luck with the search and I hope IVF is the answer for you. I'm sure it will be... in the meantime, this just plain sucks.

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  10. I'm so sorry that AF found you. :( I agree with the other ladies though, finding a new RE sounds like a good idea. I recently did the same thing and am doing my first cycle of meds at a Sher Institute office. I wasn't thrilled with them at first because their communication skills kind of suck, but now that we have a cycle going I'm starting to like them a little more. It looks like I'm going to end up with my best response ever to the meds they had me do. Good luck on your search!

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  11. Sorry for the negative :( I don't have any advice, but wish you the best on your search. Make sure to keep us updated. And enjoy your TTC break, sometimes those are wonderful. Take care!

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  12. I think you'll really like Dr Sher. I went to one of this seminars a couple weeks ago and he was great. I think he really is the best in the business.

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  13. I am so sorry it didn't work out.
    I have heard amazing things about a Fertility Clinic in St. Louis. They are inexpensive and have been written up in Time as the most caring clinic out there. Apparently they also help you to find a satellite office for the basic monitoring if needed.
    I will have to go figure out which one, but will let you know.

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  14. Ok, it is called Fertility Partnership Clinic. And here is the link to the girl's blog I follow who raved about them . . .
    http://icantcontroleverything.blogspot.com/2011/02/14dp3dt-has-your-ivf-doctor-called-you.html

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  15. I'm so sorry things didn't work out this cycle and that your RE turned out to be such a tool.

    If you are interested, I really like my clinic, and my doctor and he has excellent SART ratings. His name is Dr. Sherbahn and the practice id Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago: http://www.advancedfertility.com/

    They do a lot of out of town patients and have information on their website on how they go about it.

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  16. I'm really sorry to hear the cycle didn't work, I think a break sounds like a good plan and so does finding a new RE- I think it does wonders for your peace of mind to find someone who you can strike up a good rapport with, and who really wants to help you reach your desired goal!Best of luck with the search!:)

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  17. Why are doctors sometimes so horrible? Have they seen so many patients that they've lost their capacity for empathy? It's like a teacher who is mean to kids. I don't get it - especially when we're paying them our (future) kids' college funds, for crying out loud. I'm begining the IVF stuff, so I'll be right there with ya...four IUI's is enough for me.

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