Wednesday, April 21, 2010
What Lies Ahead?
So . . . we're headed into uncharted territory now.
After three years, three miscarriages, three surgeries, three doctors, lots of TI, all sorts of medications, a bajillion vials of blood, and four IUIs didn't work, we still have no baby. Add to the fact that I'm AMA, we are down to our last resort to have our own biological child. DH's counts are awesome, my FSH is awesome, but for some reason we aren't conceiving. IVF is our only hope now.
We have no IF coverage whatsoever. We are both teachers. No IF coverage + being teachers = going for broke to have a baby. I do have some resources for financing, meds, etc. which will be the only way we can swing this without going into debt. I understand the financial aspects of IVF, but I am now wondering what kind of time it will take & the physical toll it will take on me and my old body. (Let's not talk about my feeble mind right now, please!)
What are we really getting into here? Any experiences (successful or unsuccessful) that you can share are appreciated.
As a side note, adoption may become an option for us if IVF doesn't work, but at this point, adoption is not an avenue I am wanting to pursue for many reasons than I may/can/will discuss on here at a later time.