Carter! That's so frustrating. I will say, all of my DEB embryos have been frozen on Day 6, and usually were cavitating morulas on Day 5. So you might get another few embryos today. But still, how incredibly disappointing. It does make me wonder if there's something off with the freeze or thaw procedures. 1 embryo out of 20 or 21 eggs (or even if you get 2-4 embryos after today) is so much less than expected.
And so disappointing to face another delay as to when you can start. It's just been one thing after another, I'm sorry.
I have my follow-up today. CNY has a pretty intense immune protocol which they helpfully put online, so I'm going to ask about all of it! I suspect my doctor will not be on board with a lot of it, but might as well ask!
returnable, that is an interesting perspective on all the doctors, thanks for sharing! I haven't had any experiences with Drs. Hartman, Perry or Casper.
Dr. A - did first three transfers, first two sonos, was my first doctor. I liked her a lot though my husband sort of lost faith by the end. She still says hi in the hallways and hugged my after my loss, seems vested in me.
Dr. K.C. - did my first two retrievals. I actually liked him during my retrievals but maybe because I was doped up!
Dr. P.C. - did my known donor's retrieval. I thought he was really nice during the 1-min I met him after the retrieval, and she had no complaints.
Dr. G - did my third retrieval and my third sono. I cried after that retrieval because it was so disappointing, but I think she's nice and we had a nice chat during my sono.
Dr. L - did my second day IUI procedure. The vial broke and he was very apologetic and made a lot of amends for it. Luckily we had a frozen sample so it was okay.
Dr. S - did my first day IUI procedure. Not a long interaction but she seemed good.
Dr. N - did my three donor transfers, is my current doctor. He is so kind and thoughtful, really tries to come up with new ideas for us.
I've also had appointments with both naturopaths (Drs. F and M). I feel like this whole clinic is probably desperate for us to succeed, my husband and I joke about how we keep bringing down their stats.
Hope everyone is hanging in there. Lots of tough times (and even good news can bring anxiety).
TTC since 2013
Unsuccessful IVFs 2014-2016
Unsuccessful known egg donor cycle 2018
Donor Egg Bank Assured Refund plan 2019
Two unsuccessful DE transfers 2019
Unsuccessful DE transfer 2020
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