Hey Brooke, welcome, and best of luck. I think someone said picking the donor was the hardest part of this process. I think that's probably true. I needed to see a photograph, I wasn't looking for beauty, just someone who looked like one of my cousins or nieces. I also wanted to see a face so I'd recognize it later as the years go on. I think it's whatever you are more comfortable with.
Good Luck Glueck! Looking forward to the updates next week.
Becky I hope you hear back from your clinic soon and move up the waiting list at lightening speed.
McIrish, hoping your surgery goes well tomorrow. Good Luck
JM1977 - Mammograms aren't so bad. fingerscrossed there is nothing there.
STATUS UPDATE: Just got off the phone. Our consult with the doctor has been rescheduled until next Tuesday. He is sick today. I'm okay with that. We spoke to the nurse co-ordinator who went over briefly the next steps for us. I will be starting BCP with my next cycle. DH's SA is scheduled for the 13th but because of our schedules we will fly to seattle on the weekend so he can provide his 'goods' to be frozen and wait for the SA results. Hopefully everything will work out and embryos can be made in early January. Looks like we are looking at a February. I'm okay with that too.
Other than that, our chosen donor is a carrier of a recessive genetic mutation. So DH will be tested and if he is not a carrier we will be moving forward.
I am a breast cancer survivor. Nurse co-ordinator mentioned that the Dr might have some concerns because my cancer was estrogen and progesterone receptive. But I have been clear for 2 years now and no one here has expressed any concern about my becoming pregnant. I am hoping that they will not stop us now. I'll sign any release form they need. I'm willing to take the risk. If the damn cancer robs me of this chance I don't know what I'll do.
QOTW: SAY YES TO BLUEBERRIES facial creams and wash. They make my skin glow and feel great. It is all natural, and has no ingredients that are known to be harmful and/or increase the risk of cancer (big concern of mine obviously).