Monday, March 10, 2008

Tonight's Meet and Greet at theRE office

Tonight was the ‘meet and greet’ with our fertility clinic. We arrived early after R took me to dinner at In and Out. There is very little fast food I LOVE but I LOVE In and Out. Something about their ‘double double’ makes me melt. It was a cheat from a diet stand point but it felt very good. So we arrive and of course are the first people/couple there. I got to ask the nurse a bunch of questions about protocol and then couple number 2 arrived. Well what do you know I KNOW couple number 2! She is a NESTIE!!!!!

We chatted for a while, while our husbands looked horrified as if they had just been outed. (It was rather funny, IMO.) More couples arrived and finally we started. The Dr was very nice and she went over mostly IVF stuff. We toured the facility and it was nice. At the end of the slide show everyone asked questions, I left my Selective Reduction and IUI questions till the end, knowing they weren’t applicable to most and that the SR ones would be offensive to some.

The Dr answered all my questions and then R’s and told us she would be happy to answer any more at our consult. We left feeling really good about everything.

She talked a lot about different studies including the study that showed jumping to IVF and skipping injectable IUIs showed higher number of pg and less cost to couples in the no IUI group. I was happy to hear her thoughts on that study and the others. She also mentioned they have the lowest % of HOM (triplets or higher) for our area, while maintaining above average success. Others ohhed and awed but I asked he about their canceled rate which is only average for the area. She had no thoughts on this but I did get a sense that she was a good DR. Her personality also fit mine and R’s so I think we have our RE! R liked her a lot and he seems confidant in the clinic. She practices at the clinic nearest us so it all works out well.

9 comments:

Who Needs Patience? said...

that great! sounds like you got a lot of questions answered! and how cool you met another Nestie! also, i am so jealous! I love In and Out! i haven't had it since I lived in California 7 years ago!!! :*(

m&m818 said...

Yeah!! I'm really glad it went well and it sounds like you have found your RE and that makes me happy for you. I personally LOVE In n' Out too! I actually had it Sunday for the first time in a REALLY long time.

Alison said...

That's so great Ariel! I'm really glad that it all went to swimmingly!

avalikelava said...

That is fantastic news!!! I am really glad you've found a place you're comfortable with and above that a doc that you can work with.

What are the next steps?

Does the clinic also offer any financial assistance or work with ARC to cut down some costs?

AAAAAck: so exciting....

Kari said...

Congrats!!! That is great news that your RE appointment went well! Congrats also on the weight loss accomplishment!

(kfishie)

Marisol said...

Sounds like you had a really good evening! I'm so glad! And yay for In 'n Out!
Mrs Shmoopie

Ariella said...

Avalikelava: Next step is a one on one consult with her and then her telling us a 'plan'. Clomid IUI most likely, however if we only get one folicle we will move on to injectables after just one cycle since I already Ovulate and there are no known issues.

As for financing they do work with ARC and there is some financing avaliable but not until we get to IVF. :(

Busted said...

How neat that you met a nestie at your RE's office! I always looked out for familiar faces at mine but never saw any.

Jill said...

Sounds like it was a great night! I'm so jealous that you met a fellow nestie. I always look around my RE office, but no one ever looks familiar (lol). Good luck--I hope this is the start of many good things to come for you an DH!!