Hi ladies! I recognize some names from being on 3T previously...unfortunate to know that I am in good company
I need to update my siggy after coming back from a 3 month bump break. We had our IVF consult the very end of October, were all ready to move forward with IVF #1, and DH was laid off unexpectedly the very next day. Everything in life and IF (except crying!) got put on hold. In Massachusetts it is "illegal" to be uninsured and our insurance was through DH. Long story short, the best option for us was to pay the ridiculous fee for COBRA. Had a long talk with our wonderful RE and came to the decision to take advantage of what we were paying for COBRA and do a "cryo all" cycle. We would be able to come up with the money for a FET at a later time if we ended up on insurance that did not cover IF, but would not be able to come up with the money for a fresh cycle. At the same time, we wanted to be responsible parents and did not feel right attempting a pregnancy with DH unemployed.
Fast Forward: Had an amazingly successful cycle!!! We went into ER expecting to retrieve 8-10 based on my ultrasounds doing the cycle. Ended up with 30 retrieved on 12/29 (no wonder I was so uncomfortable!), 21 mature, 21 fertilized with ICSI and had 18 frozen on day 3 all meeting HIP criteria (other three had >25% frag)!!!!
Had my post-op phone appointment with RE yesterday who was just beside himself with excitement over the outcome of our cycle, which was so nice to hear :) Plan right now is to do a FET in June, doing a blast culture of 4-6 frosties and transferring the best two. DH is still unemployed, but I have gotten a new job with insurance coverage that I start in the next few weeks, so a June FET would allow me to be there long enough to qualify for shot term disability if the FET is successful (with some wiggle room in case I have to go out early).
I learned so much about the process and appreciated the support from the ladies on 3T when I was there....can't wait to become a part of this community and learn more about our future FET! Come on June!