Last weekend, Hubster and I took a trip down to Ft. Worth, TX to go see a man about a horse. Actually, it was to see a doctor about a baby, but, hey, we were in Texas, so it sounded good.
Anyway, we got to the Fort Worth Fertility Clinic early Monday morning during a torrential rain storm. Leave it to us to bring the rain. We were quickly taken to a consultation room where soon after, we were greeted by Dr. Kaufmann. His bedside, er, tableside, manner was so comforting! He had already read our file, realized we were Veterans in the IVF world, and sat back to discuss our next steps. He got to know us a bit better, and we found out he trained under the Dr. Jones’ of Jones Institute, as well as worked with a couple of other doctors we have met along the way. It was nice to know that he knew all of the past players in our game of “Make a Baby”. He talked to us about percentages, and how the process worked when freezing was involved, and then told me to get ready for an exam. The exam, which consisted of a hydrosalpingogram (I now have an idea of what it feels like when your water breaks) and a hysteroscopy (technicolor!). Total time? About 10 minutes, tops. I got to see all of it, because the clinic is advanced enough to actually have a monitor on the wall facing the bed. Everything looked great. In fact, for the second time on this journey, we were informed I have a beautiful uterus (Dr. Ohninger at Jones was the first. Probably where he gets it from).
After that, we were taken back into the consultation room (well, Hubster came in a little later after he did his, ahem, contribution. Very shortly after that, we met with Leesa, who went over the financial part of it (all told, about $18K. $10K for the eggs, and $8K for the procedure). When we were done with Leesa, we met Michelle, who talked to us about the timeframe. Both Leesa and Michelle have been communicating with me for the last month through phone and email, so it was wonderful to put faces to the names!
Then, we went home. There was nothing for us to do last week, because we were waiting on Aunt Flow to show, which she did right on time Saturday afternoon. I emailed Michelle and Leesa, who both emailed me within an hour to let me know there was nothing to do until today.
This morning, I got an email from Michelle confirming that we still wanted to do a July transfer, and after I confirmed, she called me, to let me know she was going to create a calendar and put the prescriptions in.
So, needless to say, This Texas girl is proud of her state. If you can make the trip, check out Fort Worth Fertility (www.fwivf.com). The clinic is amazing, the people are amazing, and, I honestly think they are the ones that will make our dream come true.
Loves and Hugs,