Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wait list

I am on a wait list for embryo donation at a clinic in southern California. They say the average wait time is 1.5 years. Im still going to check out the clinic in Seattle but I do like to have more than one option. The clinic in CA charges a bit less for this procedure, but of course I would have to factor in travel costs and some extra monitoring with my RE here in portland before I flew out for the transfer. The seattle clinic insists on several counseling sessions with a therapist that knows something about embryo donation before their clients procede. I think this is fair, although I doubt anyone locally would have a clue. My HMO had a hard enough time searching for somebody qualified to deal with recurrent pregnancy loss. Im trying not to get caught up in all of this, its really back burner stuff for the time being.

My last day of work is this coming saturday. There will be a party with cake on friday. Our garden shed is finished and we are in the process of filling it with some of the stuff from our "spare" rooms. The new AC unit has saved us a few sleepless nights, though so far this summer has been pretty cool. Friends from other parts of the country find it hard to believe that we get such hot summers here, and the fact that we hardly ever see any snow in the winter.

Im making a few plans for the time between quitting work and getting kids. I might make a trip to Eugene to see my dad and friends in my hometown. A long weekend to the coast may also be in order, one last private weekend with Brian before our lives change considerably.


  1. Please consider visiting www.EmbryoDonationInternational.com (under construction). This will then give you access to our main site which has the embryo donation database on-line. I am not sure how many embryos are currently available but I am aware that two additional sets should be here soon. Our waiting list is fairly short but you can give us a call for more information. I hope you don't mind a post from a physician. Good luck in whatever you decide to do. Craig R. Sweet, M.D.

  2. Thanks dr. sweet. your website states that "Significant medical conditions such as diabetes and recurrent pregnancy loss may exclude a Donor Embryo Recipient from participation in the program". I suffer from recurrent pregnancy loss, as do many of my readers. Does this apply to everyone who has recurrent pregnancy loss, or just those that have certain diagnosed medical reasons for their losses?