Med Screening Scheduled!

We are finally moving forward again woohoo!

The process took a pause while I was on vacation. Luckily for us we got all the psych stuff done before, but we weren’t able to get the medical screening done because it has to fall on certain cycle days. CD1 kind of crept up on me, which was kind of nice because I would have stressed out if it took longer than I expected. I was able to talk to our IVF nurse at the clinic and we set up an appointment for August 15th at 10am.

She sent all the info to K (case manager at the agency) who will organize my travel and lodging. This will just be a quick trip down there. I’ll likely fly in the night before and fly out soon after the appointment.

You might be wondering what will happen at this appointment (I know I was!). The IVF nurse sent me an overview of the appointment to let me know what to expect. Here are the bullet points:

  • Physical Exam & Consult
    • This will include an exam, vaginal cultures (oh fun), and a meeting with the doctor
  • Initial Blood Work
    • We will be drawing a large amount of blood today. You’ll need to be fasting for at least 8 hours before. (Doesn’t that sound like a party? Luckily for them I have a nice juicy vein on my left arm that’s a champ when I donate blood…fingers crossed I didn’t just jinx myself!)
  • Sonohysterogram
    • This will consist of an ultrasound exam with fluid inserted through a  catheter into the uterus to identify any possible lesions in the uterine cavity. (Honestly this is the part I’m worried about the most. It’s not the fact that I’ll have people all up in my business, after two vaginal deliveries I couldn’t care less about it. It’s that they might find something that delays or even ends this journey before it even really gets started. What if something is going on in there that I have absolutely no idea about or control over and it disqualifies me? The thought is terrifying because I want so much to be able to help my IFs fulfill their dream.)

So that’s what I have to look forward to (well that and hanging out in Vegas in Mid August…ick). A few hours of being poked and prodded then waiting (hopefully not too long although it seems the norm is a couple weeks) to see if I can actually move forward to contracts. If/when I get clearance my wonderful IFs are going to plan a trip all the way here to meet in person! How exciting is that?! It will be amazing to get to meet them face to face and for them to meet Thing 1 and Thing 2 (our kiddos).

Happy Wednesday!

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