Friday, July 21, 2006
Friday Thoughts...
I think that I have mentioned before that I work a 5/4 split in an "80" hour two week period. That is, I work 9 hour days, five days one week and four days the next. In actuality I work closer to 10 hours a day, plus my hour commute (each way). Usually I am really good about taking my day off. I stop to check my emails a couple of times (okay four or five) but I stay home, or I schedule appointments, or I go to the pool... today? Not. So. Much. I worked eight stinky, icky hours today.

Don't get me wrong, I love my work... but I feel like I am sliding down a slippery slope. Husband and I have both really thrown ourselves into our work since The Failure and sometimes I think we are obsessed. Soon we will be going on vacation and although I originally planned to leave my laptop at work and our laptop at home I don't think it is going to happen. Things are piling up and I jut don't know if I can let go for a week. AH!

Speaking of The Failure, Husband and I have been discussing the road in front of us and which path we want to take. We have had some very open discussions about adoption (international AND domestic) and about trying IVF again. I would like to take one more stab at creating a biological child of our own and it looks like we may try to get something scheduled at the end of the year. We are going to wait until the end of the year for a couple of selfish reasons. First, we have to jump back on this train (we had a relapse after The Failure) and second, I plan to get unbelievably intoxicated as I ring in my thirties.

So... here is my question. Do I 1) schedule with the clinic that I love with the Dr's that I love or 2) schedule with this clinic since this is definitely my LAST try? I am a very loyal person so chances are that I will stick with clinic #1 but input from my readers would be appreciated.


4 Comments:

Blogger Mellie said...

P - I think you've got to go with your gut on which clinic to cycle at, but here are some things to take into consideration:
1. Did your current clinic give you any indication of what they would do differently this time around?
2. What are your current clinic's success rates vs. Colorado's?
3. I'd schedule an appt. with Colorado just to see what they say.
4. Is there a difference in cost?

Blogger The Town Criers said...

I'm with Mellie--

I think that you need to look at success rates. I think you need to gauge how assertive the doctor is being with your cycle. I would want someone who was fairly aggressive (based on bloodwork or facts and not just agressive for agressive sake) because I would want the best chance possible. Throw yourself into it completely and walk away either with a biological child or walk away without regrets and onto adoption or another path.

Blogger Motel Manager said...

I am in a similar situation. I really like the doctors at my clinic, but after two failed fresh IVFs, I went ahead and made an appt. for a phone consultation w/ CCRM. I felt a bit dirty requesting my records from my current clinic, but I feel like I've got to have a backup plan in place in order to feel as though I've tried everything. CCRM is very expensive, but their success rates are really remarkable. My current clinic has good success rates, but not as good as CCRM's (and you've got to figure that CCRM's success is even more impressive, given that they take on lots of hard cases and people who have already failed at least one IVF). Good luck!

Blogger Thalia said...

I think given your very specific and challenging issue, I'd be seeking as many second opinions as p ossible before cycling again. A phone covnersation sounds like a really good idea. Loyalty is great, but your clinic is there to get you pregnant, they will understand if you need to go elsewhere.

I LOVE the design by the way!

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