Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bummed Out

So I went and saw the counselor yesterday. She gave a short spiel on choosing a donor, performed some blood work and other basic tests on me and then asked if I had any questions. For some reason, doc never mentioned to the counselor (she's a nurse too) that I needed an HSG and neglected to tell me that I couldn't get the HSG done during the month that I am TTC. $hit. I almost cried when she told me that, but then I sucked it up and decided it would be better so I can put more money away.

Now the earliest I can start is the end of May, which means I would have to miss my vacation with my family. Depending on how that cycle goes (crossed fingers) I won't have to miss 4th of July for another attempt.

And now for picking a donor......

Seems like another SMC blogger(Baby thoughts while reality bites) is going through the same dilemna. Who do you pick? How important are each aspect of the medical history? How do you know what Bank is the best? Should I only buy two vials or go and buy 6? It's comforting to see that I am not the only one having troubles with this big decision. I was all excited about "shopping around" for baby daddy juice, but now its a little overwhelming. At least I have another month to truly decide, but my indicisiveness is killing me!

On more positive news, I had to let my HR person at my real job know about my plans so she could help me answer some questions about my insurance benefits and how to go about telling my boss. I got such a great response from her, that it just made my day. When I tell my boss in a couple of months, I hope he has the same reaction.

6 comments:

Billy said...

Good luck choosing a donor!
And how nice to get such a response :-).

Me Plus One said...

A delay...how frustrating! Best of luck with choosing a donor...you'll know the right one when you "see" him...

Hera said...

I know how you feel...I had my regroup on day 5 and needed to start clomid on day 3...so I had to wait another month.
May will be here before you know it! And good luck on the donor search, as you know it wasn't easy for me either...

Mama Time Bomb said...

Wow, that *is* frustrating! Good luck choosing a donor. I'm looking for one myself on the chance that my known donor decides he's not onboard (he hasn't decided yet). My one overriding criteria with a donor is health...no matter how good some guy looks on paper, if he's got specific medical problems in his history, he's out for me. Again, good luck!

hopeful said...

Sorry to hear you have to wait another month. That's so frustrating. I hope this next month goes quickly for you.

I also have the same questions about the donor. How many vials did you go with?

Lorelei said...

I'm still debating but I think I'm just going to buy 2 vials to start with. It's what the doctor recommends. If the first IUI doesnt work, I will buy 4 more. He already has a few pregnancies reporting so at least I know it is not his fault if this doesn't work. What get's me about the whole donor sperm is SHIPPING costs. Holy crap is it expensive. I almost want to just drive there and pick it up myself (It's 5 hours away). hehe, I can just see it now. Boss: "Why are you taking a day off of work?" Me: "I'm going on a sperm run". Priceless.