This most definitely doesn’t warrant an update, but it really all started with CCRM’s release agreement. Prior to that, I hadn’t given a second thought to the safety of shipping my embryos back east, particularly after the consult with Dr. Scott and hearing how closely the two clinics collaborate on their culture media, vitrification and thawing process. Signing the document filled with a bunch of alarmist verbiage about FedEx “mishandling” our hard-won and literally irreplaceable embryos such that the canister could tip over, leaving all the nitrogen to drain out…”thaw”…”not viable”…DIE, DISASTER, BEWARE!!! (Okay, I’m embellishing with that last part, but you understand my panic?) It rattled me enough that I actually toyed briefly with the idea of jumping through the $4,000 worth of hoops to transfer out there. We ARE the catastrophe twins, B and I, so I don’t take even the most remote risks for granted. I got the email that they were en route yesterday while I was, coincidentally, having my super fun and enjoyable scratch biopsy, and have been sweating over this since then.
Tonight I’m happy to report that our three little peanuts arrived safe and sound (still frozen!) in New Jersey this morning with the FET poised for the day before Thanksgiving. Now if I can just manage my fear that my uterus is the most dangerous place of all for these embryos, I’ll be all set.