"It's very, very unlikely you will get pregnant with your own eggs." (Long and whiny)
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|Tue, 01-17-2012 - 5:26pm|
That's what I was told last week by my new RE, after similar advice from the RE who performed my failed IVF last month. I am grief stricken.
My first RE focused on the FSH levels and poor response as the basis of his opinion, but the new RE took one look at me via u/s and proclaimed my left ovary atrophic (aka done) and my right one "pretty depleted" & plagued by an endometrioma. He also pointed out that I have an extremely tight cervix, and he recommends a hysteroscopy to dilate it before any future ER or ET. He believes that any trauma during transfer lowers implantation rates... and my Dec. transfer was really difficult because of the tightness and sharp right angle of my anatomy.
Both doctors are willing (begrudgingly) to do IVF with me, but they believe my best chance is with DE. They both pushed pretty hard in that direction, in fact.
All my fight is gone, and I feel defeated. DH, however, has gotten feisty (his words) and wants to try IVF again. The new clinic doesn't use BCP in their protocols because they think it can over-suppress, and they also don't batch their patients. It's a much more individualized approach. DH believes that because we got 1 embryo last time, the new protocol might give us at least 1 again - if not more. He says he will probably have regrets if we don't try at least once more with the new method, and I can understand his point. He keeps saying what we've all said: "It only takes one!"
On the other hand, I am not sure I can go into another IVF with optimism. It's a lot easier to deal with the injections and probing, not to mention the 4-hour round trip to the RE office, if you believe you might end up with a baby at the end. All my faith in my reproductive system is gone. In some ways, I'm ready to begin grieving my "loss" so that we can eventually decide if we want to pursue parenthood through DE or adoption.
I know many of you on this board have faced similar decisions and bad news. Any thoughts or advice would be welcome.