Veeeta Lab…

…is fantastic! Okay, not to overreact. It is a really nice clinic though. Very neat and posh – very well organised. The only crazy thing about it is the big gaping hole in the ground behind it – doesn’t anyone else find that mildly disturbing? What really impressed me is that there was a female assistant with us the whole time I was being scanned. I really like that idea. The nurses are really helpful and lovely as well. All the staff were very helpful and friendly, and my new doc, let’s call him Gray’s Anatomy – GA for short – is fab (he had a book in his office called Gray’s Anatomy – the namesake of one of my favourite TV shows – incidentally spelt “Greys” not “Grays”). He went through my impressive history, and told the Hoff that his sperm samples were Ay One. He scored major brownie points for that – the Hoff seemed to like him all the more! Oh and by the way, it’s not Vitalab as in Vaaitalab, it’s Vitalab as in Veeeetalab. So there. Click on the links to check out my fancy schmancy new clinic.

The Hoff lay it squarely on the table when he piped up and said, “Listen here, we are sick of stuffing around. Don’t do the tests and then tell us to give it six months. We came here to do IVF, and that’s what we’re doing!”
The ultra cool Dr. GA replied, without skipping a beat, “Hoff, I understand how you feel, but we must till the soil before we can plant the mealies!” (mealies is the South African term for maize or corn). My doc missed his calling as a farmer!

In other news, it seems that my previous RE (not my lovely BFG) forgot to inform me that he removed a fibroid from my ute when he did my last lap. This means that I may have a scar, which could cause a miscarriage in the highly unlikely event that I fall PG. Thanks Doc.

So this is the plan of action:

Bloods CD 2 & 3 to measure FSH, among other things. Also testing for a newly discovered hormone call AMH (antimullerian hormone) – tests the age and quality of the eggs! Amazing!
Soon after that: Histerosalpingogram, or, ute nuke, for short (okay okay it’s an x-ray of the uterus)!

If I get the all clear, I start IVF next cycle. If not, lap 3 and start IVF cycle after that. Not too bad. I can live with that. Fingers crossed, everyone!

Oh and lastly but certainly not least, I would like to shout out to Bumble, who left a sneaky comment on my last post. He-e-e-ey! She is 10 weeks 2 days, and going for a scan today to check up on the baby, so fingers crossed for her too. Great to hear from you again – you have been missed!

**Just a little something I left out: I seem to have a bleeding cyst on my left ovary (the dodgy one) and also very thin lining, which could point to that fibroid scar tissue I mentioned earlier on in this post. Anyone have experience with either of these maladies?

**Also, what on earth is going on? There are a gazillion BFP’s going on at the moment! If I haven’t already congratulated on your own blogs, then CONGRATULATIONS! Here’s to 9 months of smooth sailing with many sleepless nights thereafter! 🙂

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17 thoughts on “Veeeta Lab…

  1. Inconceivable says:

    Thanks for leaving a comment…. MAN my husband suggested nerves as well.. i hate that my mind and body have taken over .. i wish i had some control – apparrently my mind and body are on the same page ..somewhere i just got left out of the loop- i have been trying for 1 week ( ever since i have been testing for ovulation) that I am just going to let this cycle run its course and not get all emotional…it’s safe to say ..WHAT i LIE i tried to pull over

  2. Samantha says:

    I’m glad Vitalab and Dr. GA are so inviting and informative. It sounds like a great place for you to take your next steps. I don’t have any info to help you on the removed fibroid, but I hope that it won’t pose any problems.

  3. Chanti says:

    Hey Mands,
    Good to hear you had such a good experience with Vitalab. We’ve been with them since June 06 and will see them again tomorrow to plan the route to our IVF. I haven’t been to there new premises in Revonia but really looking forwart to it. Holding thumbs that all works out well. Must say my least favourite thing was the ute nuke… man that’s akward… leave dignity at the door and pick it up on your way out 😉

  4. Sticky Bun says:

    Glad to hear you’re loving the Vitalab so much. I hope that everything goes well with the early tests and you can move on to IVF next cycle!

  5. Reproductive Jeans says:

    Glad its all going so well=)

  6. Schatzi says:

    Great to hear you love your new clinic and RE. Here’s hoping all looks good and you are able to move forward next month.

  7. ultimatejourney says:

    I’ve got everything crossed for you, girl!

  8. Bea says:

    I have been totally pronouncing it wrong.

    Hopefully you get to skip the lap and go straight to IVF. That’s not *too* too long to wait then.

    Bea

  9. Bumble says:

    Sneeky sneeky hey! Your clinic looks fab, so nice to actually see it, and yes, I was also pronouncing it wrong! Hoping you can go straight onto IVF with your lovely toiled soil, the mielies are a-waiting x

  10. Tam says:

    Okay so I’ve already heard all this from you but just wanted to say YAY for getting going again, who know’s, we might bump into eachother there!!

    Here’s to moving forward and new beginnings!!

  11. Candice of Fertilitree says:

    hi Mandy,
    Wow – just been reading your blog….really didn’t know how much you have been through when I met you. So Glad you’re with the V-team, am their no.1 fan. Hope to hear positive news soon will be thinking good thoughts for you for the HSG (yuck!) Chat soon xxx
    Candice of Fertilitree

  12. KarenO says:

    Yeah for all the good stuff happening and all of the best for the new things to come – I just have this feeling it’s going to work out super great! 🙂

  13. Baby Blues says:

    I’m so excited for you! Looking forward to hear about your cycle. I know what you mean, there’s so many BFPs going around! It gives me a good feeling about cycling… we may be next. 🙂

  14. Elizabeth says:

    “til the soil before you plant the mealies” – I LOVE IT!!!

  15. CAM says:

    I hope this new place is the start of a new beginning for you! 🙂

  16. Debbie says:

    You sound really positive, that’s great. I’m really happy for you and I’m in your corner cheering.

    I’m hoping you get a BFP on this next go round.

    ~Deb

  17. Sarah says:

    congrats on the new start with a swank new clinic! i hope all the tests go well and you get the green light soon. sorry i don’t have any assvice ont hose conditions you mentioned, but i hope they’re not a big deal.

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