Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Moving Forward!!!

What wrench I was thrown! I was not planning on our 5aa not making the thaw, and I was not planning Having  feelings of trying again! Yup! We are doing one last IVF because we never even got a chance with this cycle! I can't believe it but I feel excited again! I guess I was so down about our 5aa was because that cycle totally did NOT go as planned! We didn't even get a chance!

Dr Amin wanted to talk to Dr R, my Original RE about The new plan prior to us beginning. I received a call from her this morning and Dr R wanted me to do a mock transfer with a biopsy next month to see what day my uterus is most receptive to transfer an embryo. All these transfers have been on day 6 of progesterone, when I got pregnant with the boys, they were transferred on day 7 of progesterone because they were rescue ICSI'd. They think possibly my uterus is more receptive after 7 days!

My heart sank because that would just push out this process even more! I would have to a 'pretend' fet, do the patches, and Shots to biopsy on day 6. Well I told her that is just too much! So she had me give myself a shot and come in today since today would be the day I transferred with the boys!

What a relief!! I gave myself another P4 shot (I have been doing them in the morning so I didn't miss a day), took some ibuprofen and went in for the biopsy. Not bad at all! A little cramps for a min and it was done! Phew! Not I should start my period this week some time, then the bcps!

We will be doing long lupron, but with a much lower dose of stims, and adding Human Growth Hormone when the follies get to 14mm to help with egg quality. Also, I'm going back to start taking some supplements from the list my RE gave me for egg quality.  Apparently less is more so we will be shooting for less eggs yet better quality.  I think that must be what the issue was, a bad batch of eggs. Dr. Amin mentioned that I have a TON of eggs but with so many the quality goes down.

I will get the results of my biopsy in two weeks, but we'll start the BCP's right away!

Also, we plan to do a fresh transfer of TWO embryos and PGS the rest, given we have some good one!

I have to say, I'm excited again!  Yesterday I wasn't even sad really, it was more of a relief!  I was so relieved that we didn't have to go through the 2ww torture, which I feel is the WORST part of the whole process!  It is so emotional and you get attached to what ever is put in you, hoping it's THE ONE(S)!

I was SO sure this last transfer was going to be it, but I didn't even get a chance to try ONE MORE TIME.  So this WILL be it folks!  Our official LAST IVF!  I know you are probably tired of me saying that! ;-)


Lauree and Mike said...

I am so glad you guys got to do the receptivity test this cycle and not have had the cycle been a total bust and not having to waste a precious month! I can't wait to watch your IVF journey!

My (In)fertile Confessions said...

Thanks Lauree!! One month is like a year in IF land!

Kimberly @ Infertility Unfiltered said...

I saw a verse this morning. For me I pray this means I go full term (being 38 weeks) and no bed rest. For you, this I pray that your journey isn't over, and that you will be victorious in the end. Philippians 1:6 says, “He who began a good work in you will continue to perform it until it’s complete.” One translation says, “He will bring you to a flourishing finish.” Not a defeated finish where you barely make it. You’re going to come to a flourishing finish, a finish more rewarding than you ever imagined.
More Rewarding that you have EVER imagined!

Chantal said...

I am so sorry your embryo didn't make the thaw. We get so attached to our little frosties. I know of many positive stories with the endometrial receptivity biopsy. One lady had twins from her 6th transfer after having this procedure and adding lovenox. The amount of days of progesterone does seem to make a huge difference. I will be following your progress with your next ivf cycle. Best wishes.
My RE did my endo receptivity biopsy incorrectly (collected too much sample so I got an invalid result). This happens only 1% of the time, but it happened to me. I am just very unlucky.

My (In)fertile Confessions said...

Thank you for sharing that story with me! I really hope we get some answers from it! I'm so sorry yours was a waste because it is not a cheap test! Mine was $800! Thankfully my clinic waved their $200 fee for me!

I really hope something works out for you too! God always has a plan!

My (In)fertile Confessions said...

I love that verse!! Thank you for sharing that with me! I pray you do not end up on bedrest too! I had five weeks of it and it was the most humbling experience I've ever been through. I also pray for the babies to both be head down and to reach 36 weeks!!! Amen! Have you read supernatural childbirth? A lot of great verses to cast out fear during pregnancy!

Kimberly @ Infertility Unfiltered said...

*I have not read it, but I will now! I'm struggling of letting go. I'm entering the phase where anything can happen at this point. But at least today Im 24 weeks=viability. Now I want to make it to 28 weeks. I'm doing the fibronectin test next week. A little bit nervous, but it will be what it will be.

My (In)fertile Confessions said...

I remember those mini-goals! After 28 comes 32! You can do it! Is your cervix still Long and closed? What's the fibrinectin test again? I don't think I ever did that one.

Kimberly @ Infertility Unfiltered said...

well, it went from 44 to 24 in 2 weeks. But doc believes is b/c baby girls head was RIGHT on it. So the fibronectin testing is where they'll stick the qtip with doctor stick and see if there is a certain protein in the cervix, from the fibronectin (the glue holding babies in there). If there is a protein, most likely bed rest and/or risk of pre-term. If there's not then I'm fine for the time being. I don't have any other signs of pre-term. I actually feel pretty good most days.

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