Monday, November 4, 2013

IVF #1 = BFN (for sure)

My Facebook status yesterday morning after taking the pregnancy test was: 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!


9 comments:

Non Sequitur Chica said...

I'm so sorry that your IVF cycle didn't work, but I'm crossing my fingers that your FET next month WILL!

BTW, I think that our embryo storage fees for a year were around $800.

Caroline said...

oh Stephanie - sorry to read this!! Your parents are so sweet to be there for you. I hope you feel the Lord's peace and presence over you during this time!

Amy Schissler said...

So sorry it didn't work this time, but stay hopeful that it will next time! Can't wait for you to be pregnant! I love you.... Don't give up, your future baby(ies) will be the most loved kids ever, and have wonderful parents who are literally doing everything possible to have them.... <3

Mrs.Lorge said...

So sorry again, Stephanie. I was checking all day hoping that there may have been a turn of events :(
Enjoy the drink (s), girl! I got tanked :{ after finding out the negative results of out FET...I needed it...but I would have much rathered been puking at 4am for another reason :(
Hang in there, take care of you ♥

Amateur Nester said...

So sorry to hear about the BFN. Enjoy the Hard Lemonade ;)

Amie said...

uh I so hate that it's negative for sure, that stinks. I am for sure keeping you guys in my prayers :) Yummy peanut butter and chocolate, my favorite!

shay said...

Sorry you got that BFN. And about the painful blood draws! Eek. We're awaiting the results of our first FET. Our doctors told us that same thing about your body being in overdrive from retrieval, so I'm hoping that's the case! Our storage for frozen was $1150, and then its $500 every year after that you want to preserve. UGH.

Janet Sainsbury said...

So sorry to hear that this cycle wasn't successful but I have a good feeling about your FET. Your body will be much more relaxed and I wish you the best of luck!

Mrs. Lost said...

I'm so sorry Stephanie... I am with Janet, I have a great feeling about the FET. I will be praying