Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Unorganized RE Strikes Again

So y'all remember how annoyed I was with my RE last month when they didn't return my calls right? Well it's safe to say, I'm annoyed again. Mike went in for his sperm analysis (aka SA) and infectious disease labs (They just check to make sure he doesn't have HIV or Hep B or anything that could effect a potential baby). It was a real pain in the a$$ to get him to the Dr's office because he is now working nights (Yeah, it sucks but that is a whole different post.). Basically when he gets home from work at around 9 am he goes directly to sleep until about 4 or 5 pm.Well wouldn't you know that the only time that they could do his SA was at 11:30. Right smack in the middle of his "sleepy time".

In order for my poor husband to make it to the Dr office that day he had to come home from work, go to sleep for 2 hours, then get up again and go in. All of thise just to go to a Dr's office and do the uncomfortable deed of depositing a "sample" into a sterile plastic cup.  I'm telling you he is a trooper. On a random side note, leave it to my husband to send me a picture of the room before he got started. It was quite a sight to see with a TV and DVD player and HUGE stack of nudey magazines. Let's just say, I'm very happy that he had to handle that part of the process. Birth Control doesn't sound so bad anymore. Anyway...back to what I was saying. So he took his "sample" to the lab and asked about his blood work.

 (Yes that did deserve all caps, and yes I was yelling it at you hence all the exclamation marks)

He came home and when I asked about his blood work he told me that they didn't need any of his blood. WHAT?!?! AHHHH!! I was so frustrated. So now Mike has to go back at 8:30am on his way home from work on Thursday. As if working all night isn't enough he has to go out of his way and back to the RE's office all because they can't seem to get it together. 

Last time we did IVF through the Army, and  they were way more organized that this Dr's office. They also had almost double the amount of IVF patients and half the of the staff. I wouldn't be so mad except now they are starting to scare me. How am I supposed to trust them to get it all together for my IVF cycle. All it would take is missing just one part of my daily labs or forgetting to call and change my medications and my entire cycle could get cancelled. They better pull this together. I'm really starting to loss faith. 

Ok, I'm done ranting, at least for today anyway. I need to go clean my house. Tonight we are going to get a Christmas tree and decorating the house. You can expect pictures tomorrow. EEEK!! I'm so excited  :)


Anonymous said...

So frustrating!!! It's frightening to think that these are the people we entrust ourselves to for the sake of having a baby. We just have to believe that they are better at getting the latter done than being organized, right? Hang in there!

Kakunaa said...

Oh, man. Is it too late to transfer??? Yay for Christmas distractions!

Ashley said...

This is so frustrating. I mean you are paying these people how much!! They need to get it together and fast!

Anonymous said...

I would be worried too, but hopefully once it gets underway they have a better system for meds and those tests! <3

Erin said...

Really, I cannot deal with disorganized people. Especially when that disorganization makes you go out of your way. That sucks that Mike is working nights :( That can't be good for quality time.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just found your blog! We are going through our first IVF cycle this month, I'm on day 9 of Lupron. Just wondering... I read that the Shells of your eggs were too hard for the sperm to penetrate (that is my fear!), did they have to switch to ICSI during the fertilization? How did they firgure it out? My husband had 54 mil sperm on his SA, but only 9% morph on the strict criteria. My RE says its normal. What was your husbands morph?


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