Next Steps…

We met with our RE last week to discuss our disastrous December cycle. Since we had last seen her, she had been in touch with a couple of colleagues from Gene.sis in Vancouver and a clinic in Toronto to see if they had much experience with multinucleated embryos. Apparently they have seen it but it’s rare. It’s not that rare to have a few per cycle but it is for all of them to be multinucleated. No one really offered any earth-shattering explanations except to say there could be a variety of reasons this happened. Great.

Oh…one interesting possibility that was suggested by an embryologist in Toronto was Cetro.tide  – again, just one of many possibilities though.

So…back to square one. K and I had talked a lot about next steps before meeting with our RE and we had basically come to the decision that we needed to make some changes. We have nothing but the utmost respect and appreciation for our current clinic. They have been unbelievably compassionate and caring and we know that they have done their best to help us achieve our dream, but given the complexity of our case after this past cycle we think its time to try something new.

We talked at length with our RE about our concerns and reasons for deciding to seek treatment elsewhere and she was extremely supportive and helped affirm that we were making the right decision. We spoke to her about how we had looked pretty extensively into CC.RM (Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine) and she agreed that if anyone could help us, or at least find out what’s going on, it was them. She offered to write a referral for us and forward our records. I honestly can’t say enough about how wonderful the women at this clinic are. We will be forever grateful for the very personal care that they have provided to us during a very difficult time in our lives.

And there you have it. Now we just have to take the plunge and contact CC.RM to set up our initial phone consultation. I’m hesitating a bit – just because it feels like a gigantic step and huge leap of faith – I just need a bit of time to get my head wrapped around it. I’ll get there…eventually.


2 thoughts on “Next Steps…

  1. Hey Jen…I live in SK and currently am 16 weeks pg with a DE baby. We are CCRM patients as well. If you ever need to get ahold of me for ANYTHING, just send me a private message through My forum name is also LisainSK. I'll share my email address from there. CCRM…ugh…dont waste another second and make the phone call. They are the best of the best…the experts. Seriously…not another mintute. Take care.

  2. Hi Jen. You asked a question on my blog about getting meds in the states. No, you don't have to do that. Not usually anyways. I happen to have a friend that I can ship to and pick up from to save some money. Gonal-f is the most expensive and there is a pharmacy in the states that has it for less than any pharmacy here. But Just shop around to get the best deal locally. Don't be scared of CCRM. They are absolutely superb. You will feel like you are dealing on a completely different plane than any clinic here. See my blog from December 18th about my one day work up. There is some work involved, but just give yourself a couple months to get it all done. My biggest learning from CCRMing from Canada is, have a doc that is on board and has a receptionist who knows what's going on. You will be calling and walking in asking for stuff so they need to be supporting you. Also, CCRM might want some blood tests to be shipped there – find a lab in your area willing to do that for you well ahead of the day the test is taken. CCRM gives you shipping kits for that. Too bad about the multinucleous, but CCRM will be able to sort that out. Good luck and email me anytime to with any questions

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