My Miracle In The Making

So I had my follow up appointment with my RE today and we’ve worked out our plan going forward. I have very mixed emotions, I’m a little bit nervous but also quite excited and a whole bunch of other stuff all mixed in between.

The long and the short of it is that because of my age and because its been 2 years since I was last pregnant, we’re not wasting any time, and we’re going for the big guns – IVF. This will be my first IVF with Dr G at Vitalab but from what I’ve heard from all my IF friends, I’m quite confident (I know me, who would have guessed it) of a positive outcome. 😉 He spent almost an hour with W and I today, reviewing my file, including notes from my previous IVF’s at my previous clinic and we’ve put together a plan of action.

My first thought was that I don’t want to be doing an IVF over the Festive Season, in the next two months, W and I have two exciting weekends away and a two week holiday in Cape Town. Not to mention two year end functions and countless other parties to attend. And I do not want to be spending my time at all these exciting events worrying about when its time for my next injection or if my over indulgance, because lets face it I am GOING to indulge myself, is doing damage to my egg quality etc for the IVF cycle. So in the words of the great Dr G, from his lips to God’s ears, we will try naturally for the next two cycles, no scans, no meds, no intervention what so ever and maybe just maybe we’ll get our miracle we’ve waited so long for.

If not, I’ll start birth control pills approximatley mid December and then we’ll start with the down regulation using Lucrin and start stimming with a combination of Gonals and Luveris shots. Its just over a year since my last IVF, but I’m hoping for good stimming results as I produc a fair amount of eggs on my previous attempts.

I have also shared my fears with Dr G re. my horrible experience during my last egg retrieval and he has assured me that because of the combination of meds they use at VL I will not have the same experience again. Which does make me feel a whole lot less anxious about the entire procedure.

So that’s that then. I guess after months of trying to avoid it, I’m fully back in the saddle so to speak. I know there are a bunch of us from VL who will all be cycling together and I’m looking forward to the camaraderie of that as well, at last count it would be Roz, Sam, Dee and myself all going together in Jan!

So now I start with all the other little goodies I ALWAYS do in preparation for an IVF. Watching what I eat, getting in shape and mentally preparing myself. It actually all feels quite good, I’m feeling very positive about my plan of action and I’m really working hard at believing in a positive outcome, after all I’m long over due for a miracle! 😉

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  • Reply Amanda

    I am so excited for you Sharon, I pray all goes well with the IVF, God knows you deserve a miracle, and I am positive that you’ll have one!

    October 18, 2008 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Murgdan

    Oh WOW! Hooray for miracles! You are long overdue for one and I hope this cycle brings nothing but goodness for you guys! This is IT!

    October 18, 2008 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Stacey

    I’m so glad you’re feeling positive about this plan! Praying for a miracle for you.

    P.S. You’ve been tagged over at my blog! 🙂

    October 18, 2008 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    I like your POA Shaz and we are working on the positive thinking plan too. In my thoughts as always and hoping this all brings your positive result too.

    October 18, 2008 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply eggorchicken

    Loving this new found optimism and so looking forward to your miracle happening!

    Let the cycling begin…!!!

    (And I really think your plan of having 2 months of ‘fun’ first is a great one, you’ll be starting your treatment on a really good note IMO!)


    October 19, 2008 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Sian

    Hey Sharon, I am so so holding thumbs for you. I’ll be doing mine in Feb. Hopefully we can all have 2009 miracles.I’ll really be hoping for you.

    October 19, 2008 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply charne

    I am so happy to see you positive and believing! Keep praying and believing that your miracle is coming.
    So glad you are confident with your fs and that he took time with you and w to come up with a poa

    October 19, 2008 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Adel

    Good luck Sharon!!! Will be thinking of you!

    October 19, 2008 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Monica L.

    Shaz, YAY for you! I’m believing right alongside you. What a scary and exciting and surreal journey!

    October 20, 2008 at 1:46 am
  • Reply dee

    Whoo hoo!!!!!

    October 20, 2008 at 7:57 am
  • Reply samcy

    Your miracle is right around the corner baby!!! Right around the corner… 🙂


    October 20, 2008 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Marina

    Sounds good Sharon, good luck!

    October 20, 2008 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply jaded

    i really do hope you get that miracle!

    October 20, 2008 at 7:02 pm
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