Fertility Treatment – Excited about travel, but getting more worried

We are traveling to the Czech Republic for a total of 9 full days plus two full days of travel (oh, I dread the loooong flights).  We decided to venture from Prague right when we get there so that we don’t have to stress about leaving Prague during the retrieval and transfer.  We are going to Cesky Krumlov, a medieval (or was it renaissance) town that supposedly is one of the top places to visit in the world.  It’s a small town about 3 hours south of Prague and we got a cute little bed and breakfast right on the river.  We are staying there for two nights to relax before the donor’s eggs are retrieved.  Then we travel back to Prague for a full week in a peaceful hotel, also near the river and a large park, and within walking distance of the most touristy parts of Prague.

My donor should have her egg retrieval on Monday and my transfer should be on Thursday, if all goes well.  I am worried about all the things that could go wrong, such as no eggs being retrieved (although I’ve never heard about this from anyone who went to the Czech Republic and I’ve read a lot of stories of women who went).  I am stressed that something will happen to me before I go, like not washing the cantaloupe well enough and getting salmonella or getting into a car accident.  These are all silly things to worry about but as the days grow closer, the worry gets more intense.  What if I forget to take my meds?  What if the Synarel bottle breaks and I can’t finish the sprays? (I opted for nasal spray instead of the Lupron injections).  What if I spontaneously ovulate?  What if, what if…

I am sure going through any fertility treatment yields these worries and I am not the first to worry about these things.  This is my first (and hopefully only) major fertility treatment besides IUIs.  And yes, I jumped right to DE-IVF, skipping my own eggs IVF.  And yes, I am also worried that this is the end of the usual treatment path, and if this fails, I won’t have any other great options.

So these last few weeks have been weeks of worry.  Everything is planned and laid out perfectly for the trip so what else am I suppose to do while waiting?  I am a teacher with summer vacation but I should have gotten a part time job to occupy my mind…

 
 

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