Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Inbox

It's easy to love your clinic after a positive HPT. But can I just say that they have been so kind to me, so helpful and so understanding. After my late loss a few months ago the RE called me several times in the evenings to discuss my case and gave me great referrals to specialists. The coordinator checks and replies to emails even on the weekends, and has always given me a few samples of Follistim to offset the costs of my heavy-duty stim cycles.

And now, this email from her:

Hi!

I’m not really supposed to give you the final call until we see your second beta level….which is why I’m emailing and not calling (things echo in here so much….).

I was excited for you though…your first beta is 329. So far, so good! Continue your medications and I will call you on Thursday to let you know how things are looking.

Congratulations and I’m sorry about being impersonal with the email!


Sweet, right? Waiting until Thursday would have been torture.

In any case, 329. Which is high, even taking into account the fact that I tested a day late since I was out of town. Not that I'm questioning my decision to transfer three embryos - yet, anyway. There are so many hurdles between now and the possibility of then that I'm not even going to think about any of it yet. First things first - or, in this case, second things (next beta) first.

Thanks for all of your lovely comments, too - it meant so, so much to me. Of course, after my laptop died my dad had offered the use of his computer, but I was too nervous to use it while everyone was around. I would wait until they were all asleep and sneak back into the family room to check my reader. It was so wonderful to feel cheered on and congratulated in the wee small hours!

13 comments:

Best When Used By said...

329?! What an amazing first beta! And yes, what a sweet woman to send you such a kind and supportive email. Here's hoping the second beta is right on track! Congratulations!

Mad Hatter said...

What a lovely e-mail and such good news! Continuing to send you lots of positive energy!!! XO

Bean said...

That's great news! Congratulations!!!

Nikki said...

329 is an awesome first beta!! Yay!! Congrats again. Your clinic sounds great, and the staff seems so involved. Good luck for beta 2!

Claudia said...

Holy moly, that's a whopping fine number! I bet there's two stewing in there. Keep us posted, can't wait to hear more news.

Sky said...

That's a beautiful number. I don't think you'll need to worry about triplets (those tend to be super crazy high betas). But, hey, maybe there are a couple of little ones in there! :)

musicmakermomma said...

WOW! 329 would be a great SECOND beta! Sounds great, and how wonderful that your nurse emailed to put your mind at ease. I can't imagine having to wait another 2 days. Looking forward to that big number tomorrow!

Lisa DG said...

That's a good number, sweetie. I am so very happy for you.

Shelby said...

329...WOW! What a beaut! I too have a really lovely RE who has given me free samples and has been so, so accommodating and responsive. It makes a HUGE difference, doesn't it?

Best wishes for #2!

Wombded said...

I looked back to see what mine was. It was 389 at 12dp3dt. I did have 2 attach, but sadly on never developed beyond a yolk sac. So if you're afraid of twins, take heart.

So happy for you. Your RE's office sounds great.

Wombded said...

Another thought, maybe I'll add reading the Shopaholic books during a cycle to my list of superstitious things to do! ;-)

Evergreen said...

Oh, Lorraine, that is so wonderful. A nice, strong #. That is great that she emailed rather than making you wait. Sounds like you have an awesome clinic. Can't wait for tomorrow's update!

DAVs said...

That is what heck of an awesome number! Can't wait to hear today's number :)