As of last Wednesday we were paid in full with our clinic. As I shared with another blogger friend, I am at peace with that. Thankful even. God has taken us so far in our lives together. He has provided a way for us to be able to afford even the chance to have a baby. For that we will be forever grateful.
On Friday, received an e-mail from Dr. Ahlering regarding the stim of choice. While he didn't get into detail about why he originally chose Bravelle, he did say "I whole heartedly believe that you can use (Follistim) the donated meds. No doubt." Since this is the stim we felt made the most sense for us anyway (compared to Bravelle), I feel good about this reassurance. Perhaps if this cycle doesn't work and he feels that the stim was the culprit, we might get into details then. For now, I feel good about this cycle. Just hearing him give his approval put us at ease. It is so nice to feel as though you are in wonderful hands. Not everyone get to that place, nor does that place reside 20 minutes from their home. We are grateful!
As hinted to above (because I don't think I've posted on this yet), we were graciously gifted meds - our stims mostly and also some PIO. Again, we are forever grateful for this woman; someone who has since made peace with not being able to have children and is moving on. Still not sure how one goes about doing that.
While we're counting all the ways we feel forever grateful, I cannot forget my parents. They who, even during uneasy times with my dad being unemployed, somehow were still able to lend a helping hand. I tell you - I hope and pray that one day we will be able to help our children out in all the ways they have helped us. As my Mom put it: this is our grandchild too. For all the ways that they have helped us through this - financially, spiritually, emotionally - we will be forever grateful.
And yet another blessing. The total for what meds remained that I needed to purchase came out to $230. We had budgeted for around $4,000 or so. Yes, I am so very grateful!
Tonight, as I reflect on where we've been.... All of the long months we've waited for this very day, I realize I have made it. I have been through so much and know that I can and will handle what tomorrow holds. Yes, I am anxious. Yes, even a little bit queasy at the thought of that needle, albeit small. Even still, I know God will bring me through it. And for that I am already grateful beyond words.
Tomorrow is OUR day!!! Finally!
To everyone who has helped us get to this point, and I do mean everyone... all of the above and of course my close friends, fellow IF bloggers and my wonderful local support group who all let me vent and share my stress... thank you will never quite do it. Hopefully soon we'll have a sweet baby to share as your reward ;-)
My journey to overcoming PCOS and infertility when trying to get pregnant with our first baby. Sharing my experience with fertility drugs like metformin&= & clomid, OBGYN doctors, reproductive endocrinologists, polycystic ovarian syndrome, having only one ovary and one fallopian tube when TTC a baby in the St. Louis, Missouri area.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
About this blog...
I'm 27, have been married 8 years and am
trying to overcome infertility issues to
conceive our first baby - God willing!
I hope you find this blog to be useful in
your own journey in trying to get pregnant. Please leave a comment if you read a post you enjoy!
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