I need chocolate like right now. Anyone wanna share their kids Halloween candy with an angry infertile? ;)
Can you believe that my parents went all the way to the candy store in Indiana that has really good chocolate and they got me my favorites! Chocolate and peanut butter and red velvet cherries. Yum. I have the best parents in the entire world. They will do anything to make me feel better! :) I love them so much.
In other news, I went in for labs this morning and decided that I wasn't going to drink a lot of water because I usually end up miserable about 20 minutes into my 50 minute drive to the clinic. Well....I really only had a couple gulps of water. I forgot to start drinking water as I got closer to the the clinic. I was too dehydrated that they couldn't get much blood from me. The phlebotomist stuck me 3 times (yay...more pain and bruises) before she sent me out into the waiting area to drink some water. I drank 5 and a half cups of freezing cold water and sat there shivering while waiting for her to call me back again. Once I went back for the second time, she was able to get a good amount of blood. While she was taking the blood, I talked to my nurse about doing a frozen embryo transfer (FET). She had me make an appointment with my doctor to get the approval and then I will have that done in December. My appointment with the doctor is on the 25th of this month. Before that I have to go in for lab work on the 15th. My nurse told me that many women are successful with FET because their body hasn't just gone through the "trauma" of an egg retrieval. That makes total sense.
Speaking of frozen embryos. I called today to find out how much it is to freeze the embryos and have them stored. My jaw literally dropped. $595 to freeze them and store them for the first 30 days and then $42 a month after that. Needless to say there goes a good size chunk of our savings :/
Thanks for all of your prayers! Mike and I very much appreciate all of your kind words!