What ended up happening was that I checked my mail and phone compulsively every day (they were supposed to email me if they couldn't get through to my phone) and got nothing. After the month mark had past (which is when they said I could expect results), I sent a mail from India asking if we had heard anything. My nurse said she'd check in with them, but after checking my mail & phone every morning and evening for the rest of the week I heard nothing.
When we landed yesterday morning, I discovered there had been a voicemail from CCRM late last week telling me they had my results and to call them back. I was really annoyed that nothing had showed up on my phone and that no one had emailed me - not really their fault, my nurse was out sick and the backup staff probably didn't realize they needed to. What was even more annoying was that CCRM was closed Monday for the holiday, so I wasn't able to get my results until this morning, a week later than I expected.
But it was all worth it, because after testing my two embryos I have....two normals! I can't believe it, am so relieved and happy. Of course I only did polar body testing, which has a significantly lower success rate than testing all 23 chromosomes - but still, I couldn't ask for a better result. I would've been thrilled with one normal.
We, of course, have a long way to go before bringing home a healthy child. This is step 1 of a bazillion. I have a regroup with Dr. S on Thursday to discuss where to go from here. I am thinking that we will go straight to FET instead of doing another retrieval, which is what I was expecting to have to do. My inclination is to transfer one at a time, unless Dr. S tells me there is any downside in doing so.
I've never done an FET before. Can anyone provide me with a short summary of how it goes? I think you do some priming the month before, and then transfer happens right after ovulation or something? So I think I could expect to transfer a month and a half from my next period. Is that right?
I have largely caught up on all of your blogs. It seems like (despite a few scares) everyone has continued on in their pregnancies, which is fantastic. There were also a couple of happy surprise BFPs (congrats to those people!!) Those of us who are still waiting - I say 2012 will be our year!