It has been a roller coaster, as usual for an infertile who is trying to conceive. After we got our negative beta and our doctor pretty much said that he wasn't going to change anything- we felt pretty lost. We really thought that at least we would have frozen embryos that we could try to transfer to Super Uterus. Why would it work this next time doing the same thing?
The clinic told me to call them as soon as I got my next period- which took forever in coming. It was 40 days since I got my period on the day of Super's transfer. Truthfully was hoping the whole time I was one of those lucky ones who just gets pregnant after a failed IVF. I let myself believe this despite taking pregnancy test every couple of days that were always negative.
I called to tell them that I was ready to start the next cycle but now the timing is risky because the manager will be traveling soon and we couldn't have IVF happen while he is away. After a bunch of back and forth with the clinic- they tell me that they can sqeeze the cycle in before his trip- a sprint IVF. I'd be starting stims mid to late March and Super was gearing up to get her lining ready. We all were mentally and physically preparing for the upcoming month.... until
I get another call from the clinic saying that the doctor wants to change the protocol completely- from an Antagonist cycle to a Lupron Microdose Flare and adding a month before on steroids and DHEA. Now we are just getting used to this new plan. Dr. Toma also required me to come into the clinic to see him to talk about the cycle. I've already wasted so much time at his clinic- waiting forever (as I am doing right now) that I am pretty sick of coming in. Anyway- as Super Uterus posted- this puts us at a retrieval near Cinco de Mayo and a transfer around Mother's Day. So I started steroids a few nights back (deoxymethisone) and I'm continuing my DHEA, which I've been taking regularly since December.
It's now 10am and still no Dr. Toma for a 9:30am appointment. I sit here stewing about what kind of comments I'm going to get from my boss about not being at work right now when I have stuff to do!