I’m guessing that many visitors who happen upon this blog are here because they are considering CCRM and wondering if it’s “worth it.” After all, an IVF cycle at CCRM can be quite a burden–it’s quite expensive compared to many clinics, and you have to travel several times to Denver and stay for an extended period of time while stimming. Definitely not an easy investment on a financial, logistical, or emotional level. It makes sense that you would want to read about others’ success before making such a huge decision.
I am still seven weeks, six days away from our FET, so I can’t provide much reassurance to you (yet!!!). But today, I thought I would highlight the recent success of some of my friends in blogland, in the hopes that you’ll feel more excited (and possibly reassured?!) after reading their stories. I am riding on their coattails while waiting for our transfer, my excitement increasing with each BFP, and I hope their stories give you hope as well.
My friend Cassie is in her second trimester after trying and trying again, and finding success in a donor IVF cycle at CCRM.
My friend mylifechronicles recently saw two heartbeats after a successful transfer of two CCS normal embryos (a 3AB and 5BB). Crossing my fingers that things continue to go well!
My friend Maggie is also celebrating two heartbeats after a successful transfer of two CCS normal embryos (a 5AA and 5BB).
My friend Lindsay is ALSO celebrating two heartbeats after a successful transfer of two CCS normal embryos (her normals were graded 5BA, 4BB, and 3BB–not exactly sure which were transferred). Can you believe all of the twins?!
My friend Susie is nearing her due date with boy/girl twins–two CCS normal embryos, graded 3AA and 5AA. Her success story occurred right around the time we were deep in planning/saving mode for our CCRM cycle, and her story gave me so much hope.
My friend Pie braved the yucky Depot Lupron side effects before her successful elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) of a CCS normal 4BB blast.
My friend Lisa is awaiting her first ultrasound this Friday after nicely rising HCG levels after her elective single embryo transfer of a CCS normal 5AA blast using DE. She’s currently experiencing spotting, so I hope she doesn’t mind me adding her to this list. (If so, let me know.)
And finally, I’m hoping that running_girl will be our next success story. Her first beta is Saturday after transferring 6AA and 5AB CCS normal blasts last week. Fingers crossed for a nice, high HCG level!
There are several others–forum buddies and people who have emailed me directly instead of commenting–who are also celebrating success. From my perspective, it was without a doubt “worth it” for us, and my hope is that these success stories will give you hope that it could be “worth it” for you, too.