Yesterday’s visit with Dr. Braverman went mostly well.
I say mostly because for a pretty deadpan guy he got fairly excited about my uterine lining. On cycle day 8, after only five days on Estrace and 200 units of hCG injections daily (plus all of the immune and related drugs and supplements I am taking), my uterine lining was already trilaminar and measuring 7.5 mm. At least my body can get this part of the baby-making job right. Yay me!
Dr. Braverman actually said he would be happy transferring into that right now. But of course it is a little early for that. My next lining check and blood draw is Monday. If all is looking good I will then get instructions to start progesterone. The hCG injections stop tomorrow (Sunday).
Now for the hiccup. For the first time since Gramercy Fertility (the Manhattan clinic Dr. Braverman uses for IVF retrievals and transfers) told me our embryos had arrived from California, I found out that Gertrude and Alice are in New Jersey with the shipping company. Administrative issues are involved. I won’t get into them here but suffice to say I was a little unhinged.
Upon cross-examination Dr. Braverman reassured me that this should pose no issue as we are going to use a clinic further uptown and his embryologist (who I have spoken to several times before and like) will be there for my transfer. He also assured me there would be no extra cost to me as a result of the administrative issues facing Gramercy right now. That’s good because the shipping company gave me an estimate of about $400 for brief storage in NJ and later shipping to Manhattan after importing from California.
As a friend noted yesterday, there is always something.
I am going for acupuncture today in Manhattan and hoping to check out the High Heels art exhibit in Brooklyn tomorrow. I am heading home Monday evening. Meanwhile, I truly hope things continue to progress and Monday’s appointment brings good news.
Happy weekend wishes to everyone!