Monday, September 21, 2009
We are officially cycling as of today. Our donor, R, starts her meds today. She's on a down regulation protocol, so there is a whole month of this for her. Ouch. I only ever had meds for 12 days. She will take an agonist medication for two weeks, then have a scan and blood tests, and if all clear, she'll start the FSH stimulating meds and take them for two weeks. If all goes well EPU happens in approximately four weeks and transfer three days later.
What a trooper. I cannot feel grateful enough to her for doing this for us. I swore I would retain an emotional distance from this process - after our loss I wanted to protect my heart. But heck, it's impossible to not think of your donor and surrogate on a daily basis. Anyone doing surrogacy, or surrogacy with ED will understand the thoughts and feelings an infertile couple gifted with such a miracle of generosity and science, and a last chance at being parents.
Posted by Phoenix at 9:13 AM