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Thursday, September 3, 2009

We have cleared the next hurdle people, let the planning begin

So, the haematologist appointment went very well indeed. He is one of the top guys in our city and get this – my appointment was at 3pm and I went into his office at 3 o’clock on the dot – how about that!?!? I am impressed, I tell you. Over the past 2 years, I have sat in specialist office waiting rooms for up to an hour and a half so to waltz in on time – now this is a special specialist!! He was also very considered and nice, I really liked him (I had only seen the registrars at a public hospital previously so this was much better!).

The news is this – he is fine with me doing the donor egg cycle in Thailand, he is fine with me taking the birth control pill (gosh it has been 8 years since I have had that – those were the days when I was worried about getting pregnant!!), the progynova and the crinone. He is most worried about the travel to Thailand since that was when I had the blood clot before as well as during the pregnancy. So, to mitigate the risk of travel and pregnancy I will be having injections of Clexane daily from the day of travel and right through the pregnancy if I happen to get a positive!!

I have had this Clexane before, indeed I even had to have it on our wedding day because we were going to Thailand the next day. The injections themselves don’t particularly hurt but It is pretty stingy for about 10mins afterwards. The IVF injections seemed very tame in comparison to these ones that I had when travelling – I am hoping that my mind is playing tricks on me and that after the 5 cycles of IVF these won’t be so bad!! The previous times when I had these Clexane injections – I had them for 3 days (the day before the flight, the day of and the day after) on the way there and then 3 days on the way back. The thought of having these daily injections for 9 months is quite daunting – oh well, I am sure that it will be worth it!!

I have emailed this news to the Thai doctor and was hoping for a quick response – seriously, he normally comes back to any of my questions within around half an hour however I got an email from his assistant saying that he is away in China until 7 September so I am back in the waiting zone to hear what the timetable is and what the next steps are **sigh*. We are very happy though, this was a big worry for JourneyMan and I, we were very concerned about the blood clotting so now we can really start planning everything in earnest!!

Great news, people and thanks to Summer, Chelle and Jill for your good wishes, I really appreciate it!! JourneyMan and I are really excited – it is only around 13 weeks away, so exciting!!

Chat soon.

Journey Girl


  1. Yay! How exciting :) So happy to hear your appt went well. And to be taken in right at your appt time! Holy cow, that is practically unheard of!

    I'm looking forward to reading about your experiences in Thailand!

  2. Isn't nice to go to a doctor and get good news for a change?! Hope it's a trend that will continue!

  3. Good luck!!! I can't wait to hear more!! What an amazing journey!! I will be keeping a close eye to see how it all turns out. You and journey man will be in my prayers!!!

  4. That is awesome news (minus the injectibles part)! It is great to hear that everything went so well. I do have one question, but you don't have to answer it if you don't want to. Why did you choose to go to Thailand for your egg donor? Just curious.

    Great news though. And the 7th isn't too far away. Plus it is a long weekend, so it should go pretty quick. Go celebrate!

  5. That's great news!

    Clexane hurts, no doubt about it. I use ice for the sting, helps a lot.

    I was going to ask what blood clotting disorder you had, but I see on your tags it is Factor IV.

    Only 13 weeks, how exciting!