On Monday, while on vacation, we had our post transfer phone consult with Dr. Keenan. This was actually scheduled before we left NEDC on our transfer date. Dr. Keenan said there were a few things that he wanted to go over and try to figure out what, if anything would have caused this transfer to not be successful.
- The embryos: The embryos were excellent, at 6AA and 4AA after they were thawed, so they were great. There were no problems there.
- My lining: My lining was fine at the transfer. Again, no reason for concern there.
- The transfer process: The transfer we perfectly without a hitch, so not a problem.
- Anything post transfer: I mentioned that I was sick with a cough and was on antibiotics and inhaler meds, and he said that was not a problem. I also mentioned that was some stress due to a death in the family, pain from the PIO and travel. Dr. Keenan said, as far as stress, as long as I was not so deeply affected by it that I could not sleep or eat, it would not have been a problem. Everything else should not have been an issue either.
So, as I am already aware, sometimes even with the most perfect embryos and best situations, we may still not be successful. Dr. Keenan said sometimes, it may take more than one transfer for us to be successful. If we wanted to go back for a January transfer, we could do that. I told him we have already decided we would do that, and Katie already has put on the list of January transfers. He said let's pray that the next time we would be successful. I love that he used the word "pray". Even though he does not say things outright, I can tell he is a man of faith. Did I already mention that I love Dr. Keenan?
On Thursday, I received my protocol from Katie for our January transfer. Our transfer date is Tuesday, January 21st.
I'm already on BCP, and am looking forward to moving forward to our January transfer. I just put together my calendar with all my dates and times for meds, shots, etc. I will order my meds on Monday, and will start my Lu.pron shots on December 22nd.
January will be here before I know it.