Friday, March 25, 2011

2.5 years later

If you'd like to read this blog from the beginning, you can start HERE (and click "newer post"):

As always, you can contact me at eggfreezer@gmail.com

Also, nothing in this blog should be taken as medical advice. Talk to your doctor. :)

15 comments:

Babydreams2011 said...

I found your blog a while back and read it, really great blog! I have just completed and IVF cycle (I'm 37) and am in the process of doing another next month (on bcp now) The technology on egg freezing is basically the same (vitrification) I think Cornell and RBA in Atlanta are the top places that do freezing.. Best of luck in whatever your decide, but at 35 you shouldn't be too terribly worried, especially with having already frozen eggs, plus once they thaw them and fertilize them it's the same as doing a fresh IVF cycle!

Chickachick said...

Since you are now married, are you guys thinking about freezing embryos vs. freezing eggs?

Anonymous said...

Hi. Thank you SO much for your blog. I am not sure if the email address you posted awhile back is still active (I sent a message to that in October). I am going to send another right now. Thanks in advance for reading. I would be so grateful for a reply. Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

Curious as to why you are so anxious. Now married and still not too old at 35- and you have 27 eggs frozen. You should be celebrating!

I just had my eggs frozen at 36 years old and though there is no guarantee, the price is worth it considering how much less anxiety I have.

Could your anxiety be related to something else? I don't fear not having children, but fear being seen as "past my shelf life".

Anonymous said...

perhaps the implication is that the marriage is on the rocks and/or he can't/doesn't want kids. That's how I read the inability to go into details/ not currently trying. That's could be a reason for anxiety.

Anika said...

Hi there!

I've read and enjoyed your blog immensely! I'm a journalist working on an article about egg freezing (basically, the article is meant to be a guide for professional women who might be considering the option, a lot of people in India don't know about this yet) and I was wondering if you'd be willing to answer a few questions/offer some perspective?

The article is for Business Today, a leading business magazine (businesstoday.in). You can reach me at anika.gupta@intoday.com.

Thanks so much!

Best,
Anika

Marin said...

Thank you for posting this blog! I am 34, single, and freezing my eggs too! I am chronicling this on my own blog, which I hope might help some who are thinking of undergoing the procedure. There is so little information out there and technology changes so rapidly!

http://egggirlny.blogspot.com/

MK said...

Your blog is fantastic. So thorough, but accessible and interesting (not just dry numbers). I really enjoyed reading it. I'm going into my IVF cycle in the next few days. Thank you for walking me through your experience; it is invaluable mental/emotional preparation. And in general, you just seem like a terrific role model. Passionate, self-aware and generous. You better have kids. They, and their dad, would be SO lucky.

Nomadicsoulsista said...

I am 38 and go into egg retrieval tomorrow. There is definitely something to be said about age I am probably going to get 10 max tomorrow. I haven't decided if I will go through the process again. I am cash paying and its a tall order for sure. Anyway, this blog inspired me to blog my own process here: http://nomadicsoulsista.wordpress.com. I am so surprised that their is so little information about the process and womens' experiences with it. I hope that more women will realize that this is a decision that is best made younger!

Freezer Girl said...

I just froze in NYC last month, and would be glad to support others going through it now, or compare notes with women who've finished freezing. I'm at intothefreezer@gmail.com.

Chickachick said...

Congrats Freezergirl!

I was planning to do ivf in february but got pregnant in october. I'm hoping and praying my frozen eggs will allow me to have a 2nd baby :)

Izetta Siegal Stern, LCSW said...

A group is being formed to support single women who are involved in the process of egg freezing. We welcome women who are considering, have already begun or have completed an egg freezing cycle. Join to explore key topics, share thoughts, questions and experiences, and to connect in a mutually supportive atmosphere. Meetings are held close to Union Square, with free street parking nearby. The first gathering is scheduled for Wednesday evening, May 23rd, with a fee of $30 per meeting. Confidentially fully respected. Please contact Izetta Siegal Stern, LCSW, at (212) 691-1266 (or isiegalstern@aol.com) with questions, or to pre-register as space is limited. This group is sponsored by the American Fertility Association.

msegg said...

I'm also blogging about my experience at mytriptotheeggdoctor.wordpress.com. I'm still in the midst of it all!

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HopefulEggFreezer said...

Hi egg freezer! I'm not sure if you are still reading people's responses. I just read your whole blog. I want to thank you for chronicling your experience, even the technical details. It was so helpful in so many ways. I had been thinking about freezing my eggs for some time now. I stumbled upon your blog a few years ago in 2010 but didn't read it. I should have, because I now realize I should have done it sooner. I'm 32 now, so I must have been 28 when I saw it. I just realized after reading I'm the same age when you did your egg freezing. Maybe 32 is the magic number that wakes us up. I must say it's a little daunting and I have yet to figure out where to go and how to start this whole process. I hope you're doing well! I can't thank you enough for sharing your experiences. It was really fun to read. When you get the chance, I would love to read any updates you have.