Meeting two new RE's on the same day...
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|Sat, 09-29-2012 - 10:48pm|
So I picked two new clinics out of state that have better success rates for my age group for DOR. I scheduled an appointment at each on the same day (10/11). I'm hitting one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Am I crazy? I figured I would save myself a trip by making them the same day. Plus everything will be fresh in my mind for comparison to make a decision on which to go with.
What should I focus on during the appointments? I was defintely planning and getting their opinions on what they think went wrong with my first cycle(besides not getting any eggs, lol) and then ask what protocol they would recommend for next time. I've been reading a lot about the agonist/antagonist protocol and it seems to be a good one for poor responders. I also think I'll do better starting out at the higher dose of stims next time instead of trying to catch up 5 days in like happened this time.
I'm also wondering if I should meet with my current RE one last time after meeting the new ones and see what he says compared to the others. He did not leave me with any hope after my ER so I doubt he would have anything to say except recommend donor eggs. I was looking through their protocols and they actually do the agonist antagonist protocol. I'm surprised that he would not recommend it. I mostly feel like I'll just be wasting a copay going back to see him and I really don't feel like helping him line his pockets anymore if he doesn't have any hope for me.
I'm doing surprisingly well considering what a complete failure IVF attempt #1 was. I guess having a plan to see someone new is keeping my hope alive. I just hope they don't try push me down the DE route without letting me try at least once more with my own. I really think there were several problems with the first cycle that could be fixed by trying different meds/doses and a different protocol. I know that I had 2-4 follicles on each side that just did not grow this time. That to me says there's potential for 6 or 7 or more eggs if we can just get them growing.
The good news is that I think AF will be on time. I've started having the all too familiar pre-AF cramps. I was worried about having a messed up cycle because they didn't get any eggs and I didn't do progesterone. She should be here by Tuesday(please). I'm looking forward to having a natural cycle this month while we figure out the next move. I'm hoping to still cycle this year since my deductible is met. Probably will be Nov/Dec, hopefully we can get through ER and god willing ET by Christmas!