Just came from RE .... (sorry .. Long)
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|Tue, 03-23-2004 - 11:01am|
I'm the person with the post about the high FSH Level (18). Had the follow up visit with the RE an hour ago. Came out in tears. He basically told me that there was no hope. The level 18 indicates that ovarian reserve is no good. All my other tests were fine. I'm only 42 (will be 43 in May), I'm having a hard time believing that I am a "hopeless cause". He came right out and said there is nothing the center would do for me and feels nobody else will either. I asked about an IVF and he said there wasn't even a 1% chance with my own eggs and for the center to perfom it on me would morally incorrect. The way he talks you would think I was pushing 50! But of course he did tell me that using a donor egg, I would have a 50% to 60% chance of conceiving. There is nothing wrong with donor eggs, but it's not for my husband and I. We have discussed it. My DH and I have had 2 miscarrages. One 6 years ago and the other was just in May 2002. Both times were a surprise ... We've waited because I had aging parents to take care of and I am an only child. Mom passed away in 1998 and Dad in 2001. DH and I have been seeing each other for 7 years and we just got married in October, 2002.
I have a call into my OBGYN (he is the one that referred me to the clinic). The RE is going to send the results to my OBGYN. I also have requested a copy of all the bloodwork results and the result of the ultrasound test. I hope my OBGYN can suggest anothe RE.
I just can't believe that nobody can help me. I do understand with age that ovarian reserve decreases, but to have nothing ...
Thanks for listening. All of you ladies are so great. I wish you all the best and plenty of babydust.
I'm just going to keep hoping and as my DH says.. we will keep trying.