Saturday, 20 February 2010

We have a date...

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.


  1. Wow, that appointment IS soon! I am really excited for you, although I know it must be a bit scary to be embarking on the TTC rollercoaster again. It will definitely be interesting to see how they tailor a plan specifically to you and to compare the differences to the previous IVFs.

  2. Definitely is scary when you aren't prepared. And you weren't mentally prepared for such quick action! But, the reality is, you'll be armed with information and then you'll either return to the plan you already had in place, or you'll know to turn another direction. Scary for sure, but in the end it will all be good.

  3. There is so much waiting in this process that its actually nice to hear you don't have to wait so long for a change. It doesn't mean you have to rush into treatment, it just means you get to start forming a proper opinion of how the XXXX clinic works earlier! yay I say!!!!!!!!! I know it sucks when things dont go acording to plan but hey, if plans equalled reality then we'd all be happily up the duff by now!!! xxxx