love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
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!