We've heard back from XXXX clinic with a date for our initial appointment. I was expecting to have to wait eight weeks or so for it, but the appointment is on Thursday 4 March. Between us, they want us to have SA, ultrasound and blood tests that day, and the appointment is at lunchtime, which is convenient as the clinic is halfway between our two offices.
My feelings are a little bit mixed - I'm excited to get the ball rolling again and to see what the new clinic is like, but I wasn't mentally prepared for our first appointment to come through so quickly. I'd like to have lost my Christmas/comfort-eating weight before going in to see them, but at least this is just the initial appointment and not the actual treatment. With my work schedule, we wouldn't be able to start treatment until late May/early June at the earliest - which actually probably fits in quite well with this appointment time.
I know that before they do the actual treatment they like to do a monitoring cycle, to see how your body normally works before they pump it full of drugs. The old place didn't do that, and I see it as another way that this place treats each person as an individual and tailors their treatment plan.
I'm anxious to hear whether this clinic is prepared to treat us after the initial appointment, whether they're prepared to use our own eggs and sperm, and what the likely timeframe will be.
So, it was a nice break, my head briefly stopped spinning - but now we're ready to step back on that rollercoaster again.