Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Back Up Plan

If you've been following my blog for a while most of you have figured out that I'm a girl who loves a plan.  Not only plan A, but I prefer to have plan B and C on the back burner ready to go.  I know some people view this as being a pessimist and I've even had people say that looking beyond and planning for the next cycle could negatively affect the outcome of my current cycle.  But for me it eases my anxiety to know in my mind what our next step will be.  It gives me hope to know that we can/will keep moving forward regardless.  That being said I am praying so hard that this FET in December results in our take home baby.  I am NOT discounting this cycle and am hopeful that our prayers will be answered.  But it's my nature to look ahead which is why we have our phone consult with Dr. Schoolcraft at CCRM tonight.  

I think I am as prepared as I can be for our meeting.  I have my list of questions and also the knowledge not to really expect any answers at this point.  I've basically come to terms with the fact that this is the first step of many IF we decide to/have to go down this road. 

Tomorrow we have our post-op meeting with Dr. H from my hysteroscopy.  I looked and realized that I never posted about our phone conversation a couple days after surgery.  He informed me he did find and remove two small fibroids during the hysteroscopy.  He biopsied both of them and they came back fine.  While I have a small amount of hope that removing them and cleaning out my uterus could help, I've definitely learned enough to know that I don't think they were the real cause of our issues.  For now I'm looking forward to getting a fresh perspective on our case and hoping for the best.  Big thanks to Jessah  and Aubrey for their CCRM insight!  

Thoughts and prayers with Allison, her family, and baby Rowen.  And please throw out an extra prayer for my sweet Amanda and Suzanne who both have exciting events happening this week!  Sending you both love and support.  


  1. I LOVE a plan!! Good luck with your consult with Dr. S. I can't wait to hear what he has to say. I had my phone consult with them while gearing up for my IVF back in 2013, so I know exactly what you mean about always needing to know what the next step is...IF another step is needed.

    And thank you for the shout out. I'm super nervous but excited!!!

  2. Thanks love! It sounds like you've got good, realistic expectations. Praying you never need Dr. S, but if you do, the ball will be rolling and that definitely removes some of the stress. Best of luck tonight!

  3. I'm with you. A plan B is always a must, and I don't think it makes you a pessimist. It makes you a realist in the sucky situation we call infertility. I am praying you have a great post-op appointment and that you gain some insight from CCRM. I am also praying that December brings you your take home baby. You deserve it. Always on my mind. XOXO

  4. I hope your consult went well. I'm with you on having a back up plan (and maybe a back up for a back up). You have to do what makes you feel back. Fingers crossed about December...