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Decisions, decisions

I know that this post is repetitive, but I am stressed out from dealing with all of the paperwork that goes along with IVF and egg donation. I knew it would be extensive, but geeze. I feel like I have to read every bit of fine print to ensure that I am not signing my own child away. There are many pages that outline the procedure, the risks, the meds, what the office isn't liable for. I think they might be able to kill me on purpose and get away with it.

The hard part are all of these decisions. Things that I had no idea I would be determining already. We have to decide about what to do with our frozen embryo's if we do not need them. As I previously listed, the choices are to thaw and discard, donate to the office for research or donate to another infertile couple. My hubby is leaning towards donating them for research b/c of all the good it could possibly do for multiple couples in the future. I see the merit in that but I am leaning a different way. I am leaning towards donating them to another couple. We were watching this movie recently and it talked about how sometimes in life you have an opportunity to help one person. It might not be enough to tackle the greater problem, but you can make a difference to that person. I guess I just see it as a greater opportunity to help that one couple (that can concretely be helped) versus the many that may or may not be helped.

I never thought it would be so difficult to decide between two such important options. You can't be too careful when it's your own genes.

5 comments:

tim 11:49 PM  

was the movie the constant gardener?

I will gladly take them embryos and see if I can't create a dinosaur. All I need is some Dino DNA

Kristen 9:55 PM  

Yup it was! Great movie and very thought provoking.

Anonymous 10:03 AM  

Where did you find it? Interesting read » »

Anonymous 11:18 PM  

Enjoyed a lot! »

Anonymous 7:18 PM  

Keep up the good work » » »

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