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finally a break through

I went in this weekend for my endometrial biopsy and my damn period started in the waiting room. The biopsy had to be cancelled and that confirmed that I did ovulate early on CD 10, like I thought I did. I almost broke down and cried because I was afraid that they were going to make me wait another month before I can try for my next IVF cycle. Luckily, on my CD3 blood and ultrasound check today, I got some promising news.

I expressed my concerns to my RE that I’m going to be on vacation when my next cycle is due to start. I asked if I could take birth control pills to stave it off and she said I could just stay on lupron instead of starting my gonadatropins on CD3. After looking at the calendar, she then gave me the option of going on birth control pills since it’ll be a whole week I’ll be gone. I opted for that just for my piece of mind.

Why did she pull out this new protocol sheet called “IVF protocol for high responders”?????? She wasn’t even going to use that had I not broached the birth control pill option. To add insult to injury, it’s dated May 2007, way before I started at this practice. I’ll be damned. They had an answer all along. And I’ll be on that protocol finally!

Other good news, A has been doing some reading and found that women that get endometrial biopsies have slightly better conception rates. Same thing the RE said on Saturday!

And even better news. *drumroll* My main RE called me back after my appointment this morning to remind me that I have to re-sign consent forms because my old ones are over a year old (bittersweet– means I’ve been trying with this practice too long). She also mentioned that they do genetic testing on embryos. We already knew that but didn’t want to shell out $4,000 that’s not covered by insurance. She then goes on to say that since it’s a new service, they are only charging $2,000 which is just the lab fee. That’s FANTASTIC because genetically selected embryos have like an 85% success rate. We are SOO jumping on this.

So it looks like everything is aligning for this next cycle. New sperm, new protocol, new timing, new testing, new options. And if all goes well, I’ll get my bfp the day I graduate from grad school!

Thank you GOD!

ETA (more for my records): My AFC was 23 and 29. Whew!


11 comments on “finally a break through

  1. halfadozen
    March 21, 2011

    It sounds like you have got it all lined up! That is awesome! I am curious– would you mind sharing your high responder protocol with me? I am curious which one your clinic uses, since as you know, I am a bit of an over-responder myself…

    I am so excited for you guys! I really hope this is it!


    • liberationtheory
      March 21, 2011

      i’ll scan and email it to you! it’ll be easier than trying to re-type it 🙂


  2. isa
    March 21, 2011

    Ugh! I can’t believe they just sat on that and didn’t even tell you there were options! But you have them all now–maybe the universe was just waiting until you were done with school? I certainly hope so!


  3. weddedwife
    March 21, 2011

    Advocating for yourself is very very very important. I’m so excited for you


  4. autumn
    March 21, 2011

    Word up! 🙂


  5. jmred12
    March 22, 2011




  6. sunnymama
    March 22, 2011

    So pleased you have good news! 🙂 xx


  7. rachelbk
    March 23, 2011

    YAY!!!! One step closer!!!


  8. gen321
    April 2, 2011

    OMGoodness! I just found your blog on twitter. I click on your url and you are discussing IVF. I have been thinking about the possibility of having another child, but I had my tubes tied and I am 40 yrs old. I know IVF may be an option for me. Thank you for posting your experience, because this will help me to make an informed decision if I decide to try to have another child. God bless!


    • liberationtheory
      April 2, 2011

      I am touched that you decided to visit my blog and leave a message. Confession: I’ve lurked on your blog too ;). I will be GLAD to pass on any information that I have. Best of luck to you.


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