Monday, August 31, 2009

Looking Up

Since my last post, I've talked with the doctor's office and the insurance company.

We have an appointment on 09/09/09 @ 09:00 with a genetics counselor in Greenville. Today I spoke with my regular doctor and he's already being proactive to make sure everything goes smoothly from here on out. He wants to coordinate things with the other doctors to make sure nothing is overlooked from any standpoint. I was really touched that he called me today. I'm not on schedule or anything for him so it was out of his own concern that he called.

I'm excited and nervous but ready to find out what we have to do next. Thankfully, I'll be off work next week to get things done around the house and to make sure I'm on time for both appointments. I have a follow up lab on the 10th.

Please keep us in your prayers and we'll do the same!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Ok ... So I've done a lot of thinking and even more crying since the phone call Friday afternoon. Hence the reason I decided to start this blog. Kris and I are about to start a long journey and I want to share it with our family and friends.

We've told most everyone, but I've been thru 2 miscarriages since January. With the last one the doctor suggested we have some genetic testing done. They said there was only a 3-4% chance of something being wrong but wanted to make sure. So we had to wait weeks for the test and then 3 more for the results. That brings us to the phone call I received Friday afternoon. I was just pulling in the driveway when my phone rang. I knew it was the dr's office but I wasn't prepared for what happened next. Dr. Livingston (the geneticist) was on the phone and asked if I had a few minutes. He then told me that I have a chromosomal translocation. That everything worked fine for me because all of my DNA information was there, but it was switched around in a few places. He then proceeded to tell me that Kris and I need to meet with a Genetics Counselor to discuss options for ever having a baby. Right then, my world as I knew it fell apart.

My dreams have been ripped apart. Our dream of having a baby sooner, rather than later, is shattered. Basically we'll have to undergo IVF with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. So when we can save about 20k we can start trying to have a baby.

I am going to revamp my budget and try to see when I can start saving even more. Which I had somewhat done because of Kris's new job, but it's time to pull out all the stops. I'm cancelling our vacation to Jamaica in January and cutting out all the extras. I have a call in to our insurance company but I have a feeling that nothing will be covered.

So, this weekend was supposed to be a good one. Kris sold 5 cars last week and did really well. But instead, I've been down and crying at the drop of a hat. So I guess that's it for today, but I'll keep posting as we continue our journey which will hopefully end with a baby one day.