Krista--When is your surgery scheduled for?
mrs--You will barely FEEL those tiny needles! I was super nervous as well but they are so, so tiny that you really can't feel them...I promise!
outdoorsy--Welcome back! Hope you had a nice vacation!
I use TSBC also. Their family limit and non-profit status were big factors. They are also priced right in the middle it seems... not too expensive. My Dr. was super impressed by my last sample too. I like that they tell you the counts when you purchase a vial. As for customer service, they have never been too friendly, but polite. The staff was friendlier in person when I picked up though.
Jenny - Good luck with your beta tomorrow!
Tandy - Welcome and I wish you good luck in your tww!
Pokey - I really hope this is your month! Crazy follie count! I had 3 ready to go on cd12 but a few more that were too small.
AFM - I had my second beta today, but won't get results until tomorrow. I am very nervous since my first number was apparently on the low end. Wish me luck!
thenewzero - Good luck on your next beta! I think your first number was great. There is quite a range, and it's the doubling that counts. The counts at TSBC are very good. We have had ranges from about 34 million to 70 million, I believe. Are you in the Bay Area? I don't think I realized that before.
Pokey - No, I'm about an hour and a half away in Northern/Central CA. I did pick up the first try, but the drive there, then to my Dr. (40min away from home), and back home was a bit too much. But I saved $100! Next time I just paid for the shipment, though :)
Today we had 12 eggs removed and will find out tomorrow how many fertilize. We had wanted to do superovulation but it turned into IVF when the doctor saw too many follicles. Our pregnancy test will be in two weeks today.
I am still in a lot of pain, which surprised me because it wasn't so painful for my partner when she had an egg retrieval. I know everyone is different but wow did it hurt.
Erin and Cordelia: I am going to head over to the "two week wait" site too. Might as well accept the fact that I won't be able to do anything productive today. I'm only 3DPO after our first insems and can't stop obsessing. Does it get easier????
tandy: I'm on my first ever tww and tomorrow is my beta day. If I can give you one piece of advice: DON'T PEE ON STICKS. I have absolutely driven myself INSANE. I am the only person that I know that has gotten positive results (after testing the trigger shot out of my system) followed by negative result, followed by positive result, followed by negative results, using all of the same brand. Just wait for the beta! :-) I should post the photos... not evap lines. For me, I am completely out of control and insane with waiting. I'm not a patient person about anything, so this is torture. I should have just peed directly on a $100.00 bill, I'd have the same information that I have now, but at least I'd have been able to spend the money when I was done...
easttowest: somehow I missed you started your tww! Congrats and fingers crossed for you!
JustAnotherJenny: I totally hear you and will heed your advice about not peeing on sticks. I will limit myself to analyzing whether I am peeing more than usual instead
Fingers crossed for you for tomorrow!!!!!
CANanny: These meds are doing a number on me -- I am nauseous. I am crazy! But very excited for tomorrow, not only can I finally get the beta to figure out what happens next, but I also have a job interview for a very cool job that dove tails nicely with my doula work. It's only a part time, per diem, gig, but it's for a very big study. If I get the job, it will add a whole new layer to my resume so that I may move out of my current field and into something that I love. The best part is that I can still keep my full time job AND still doula. If they get additional funding from the NIH, then I will like get a full time position with them.
Lise: Your test day is Friday, right!?!?