One year ago today I froze my eggs

posted by Brigitte Adams September 22, 2012

Exactly one year ago today I froze my eggs. So, I have 11 frozen 39 year old eggs on ice. Freezing my eggs made turning the big 4-0 this year a little bit easier.  Check!  That crossed one thing (a very big one) off my list of pre-40 “things to do.”  And like everything, a little bit of time changes your perspective.  The ultrasounds, hormone shots, blood work, and all the other pre-procedure work ups activities don’t seem so bad in retrospect.  In fact, the whole procedure is only 12 days. Less than two weeks of prep for the possibility of having a child some day.  When you think of it that way, freezing your eggs is an easy decision.

I can’t say that the rest of my “to do” list is getting any smaller.  I am still confused about the direction of my career.  I still want to meet Mr. Right or even Mr. Right now.  I still drink too much coffee.  And I still want to visit Argentina.  But, all of these things do not have an expiration date or a sharp inflection point at age 35.  I still have time to slowly work through the rest of my goals.  However, as my AMH and FSH levels indicated, I could not wait any longer to freeze my eggs.

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