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June 25th, 2014, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mrs.ceebee.0915 View Post
I don't have much advice to offer as this fall will be my first IVF cycle. I know I did have to work with my employers to get to all the visits involved with my IUI's, but they were understanding and it all worked out, but it was all local as well. So far my work is okay with me taking one extra day off to make it out for my one all-day testing day coming up (one extra day off added to my normal "weekend"), but my manager is super awesome and her daughter has gone through IVF, so she knows a lot about what is required for the whole thing and super understanding about my needs with medical stuff. When we actually take the time off for the ER and ET and all of that, I will probably have to take time off my job, but the hubs and I have talked about it and we don't really have much choice since we are going out of state and it is vacation time or not doing it. Luckily he is able to travel and work, but he will also take off some days to be fully there for it all as well.

Sorry, that all probably didn't help you much. I am super excited that you and your DH are getting a plan in place for it all and considering all of this stuff. I am sure you will work it out and it will all come together in the end. Do you know what kind of work you are planning on going into already? I was just thinking that if it is something like teaching or seasonal or something like that you may be able to plan to cycle during a break like summer vacation or something? Just a thought.
Most of my work experience is in Customer Service, a bunch of high end companies (banks and what not, rather than cell phone companies) are hiring locally. I have a phone interview next week for a bank call center to do their flexible savings accounts (and since I had to research what they were... I want one LOL). It doesn't sound like something too complicated for me.

I hurt my foot in 2012, and it has never fully healed, causes me daily pain. That restricts me more than the old hand injury since I can brace or wrap that and still use a computer, it's really hard to take 200lbs off a foot when you work on y our feet. So no retail jobs for me.. I'd been considering going part time for Starbucks before the crap with DH's job started happening (he didn't get the one he was told he had.. so he effectively quit one... so he's scrambling to find something else temporary that we can still live off of).

We've pretty much nailed out what we're going to do.

Vitamins for him
Re-Do Sa before he sees doctor
See what doctor has to say
Go from there.

If his counts improve, we'll try naturally when possible until summer (when we expect a short lay off for him) and then we'll try one IUI maybe two.

If his counts don't improve, we try naturally until we save enough for a round of IVF+ICSI+PGD (not taking any risks with genetic troubles) and a FET.

Sadly we're likely looking at summer 2016 at IVF... that'll put us at 4.5 years trying AND put us at our Original deadline for being done (Nov 2016). I've convinced him to keep trying by saying I'll work and pay for infertility, he works and pays for a house. That kept him happy.
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