Right now, we are in operation "get ready for IVF" mode. There are so many things that we I have to do before we can start cycling in Denver.
Remember when I got my mammogram last month. Well Dr. S doesn't feel comfortable with the results. Before moving forward, I have to get a biopsy on that cyst to make certain it is not a cancerous tumor. I'm thankful that CCRM is so thorough but it is a pain in the rear when you're trying to get things moving.
I'm in the process of trying to get an insurance authorization for the biopsy now. But it's proving more difficult than one would imagine. I heart insurance companies!
Here are some of the other things on my to-do list prior to starting IVF in Denver.
After our experience at CCRM, we considered switching back to our local clinic for a millisecond. But then decided that nothing had changed. We didn't fly all the way to Denver for personal attention or the ease of billing. Our decision was based on the clinic's results, reputation and world-class lab. Although it would've been nice if I'd left the clinic with warm, fuzzy feelings inside. But I didn't. So what. I'm over it. But the reasons we went there in the first place still apply. That being said, we are moving forward.
I've been dragging my feet about telling my local RE that we are going to CCRM. I held off just in case we changed our minds. Also, I hate addressing things like this. But I finally bit the bullet. In the letter, I thanked them for their care and attention over the last several years and asked if they'd be willing to do my outside monitoring. The response that I get back from them should be interesting.
I'm allowing myself to feel somewhat hopeful again that this IVF will be a success. My aunt suggested I create a wish board to better visualize bringing home a baby after all this. The way I'm feeling right now. I just might do that.