After last month's debacle with the 90-second appointment, I had a terrific appointment yesterday morning. It was off to an usually good start when I didn't have to wait longer than a few minutes before being called. I saw a younger colleague this time and he spent a full hour with me answering all of my questions and thoroughly reviewing my records and all of my past treatment cycles. We also went through all of the IVF consent forms, I had a quickie check-up (no stirrups involved for once:), and I signed my life away. Since Y wasn't there, he'll have to go back to sign the consent forms. I was also very pleasantly surprised to learn that cryopreservation of any embryos that make it to freeze is free for up to 5 years.
He said I will be doing the long lupron protocol. They will submit the paper work to my health fund and assuming everything is approved in time, I will start lupron this coming cycle (AF is due today or tomorrow) and then begin stimming around June 1 with an estimated ER/ET mid-June. He said once the paperwork goes through, a nurse coordinator will contact me with a time to go over the medication specifics.
I was surprised to learn that they favor 2-day transfer over 3-day or 5-day transfer (apparently they sometimes do 3-day transfer, but 2-day is most common for them). I worry that at 2 days, assuming that we have more than 1-2 fertilized embryos, it will be hard to determine which ones are the best. I know that I just need to trust them that they will make the best choices.
I felt a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders once the appointment was over, though I must admit that I am pretty anxious about everything! In addition to being anxious, I am also more excited for this than I have been for anything in a very long time. It is difficult for me to write that, since I always feel the need to be guarded in my expectations. Now I am just waiting for AF to come and hoping we get the health fund approval in a timely fashion.