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|Wed, 03-25-2009 - 4:43pm|
I cannot beleive this... it seems like having a biological child is just not meant to be for DH and I.
Last week I went in for my Day 3 bloodwork to get ready for our first IVF cycle in April / May. Today the nurse called to tell me my levels which freaked me out b/c they said the would only call if there was a problem. And wait... let's call you at work too, b/c we all know how wonderful it is to get crappy news at work.
So the nurse proceeds to tell me that my prolactin levels were good- okay great. Then she tells me that my estrogen is fine- okay great. Then she tells me that my FSH is elevated and my levels are 14.5... okay, so what does that mean? Well, she says, normal is 2 - 8 and my levels indicate that I have a decreased ovarian reserve and the chances of retrieving enough eggs is now diminshed. Well isn't that just lovely! She then tells me that in Jan 2008 my levels were 7.9- borderline, high but still good.
So what the frick! Are you telling me that if the Dr's had gotten off their asses and got those freakin' HSG tests done sooner then maybe, just maybe I might have stood a chance to get pregnant via IVF??!!! Aren't I lucky to have blocked tubes AND dried up ovaries...
So now they are going to change my protocol to MLP8- basically the maximum amount of medication that they can put me on to stimulate my ovaries... so if I wasn't a little nervous about how the IVF meds would make me feel before, now I am really freaking out!
I just feel like we have been faced with one obstacle after another... first it was cysts for 6 months keeping us from doing the IUI- then we do the darn IUI and it doesn't work. The someone says, maybe we should do an HSG... so we get one done which they say is inconclusive and we need to reschedule another one, only to have that cycle cancelled b/c they couldn't get a friggin' radiologist. Now we figure out that my damn tubes are blocked and we find out my ovaries are old- c'mon now!!!
So, as my rant continues has anyone else done an MLP8 protocol and if so, how insane did the meds make you? I am now officially terrifed!