Friday, October 12, 2012

Today's visit with Dr. P

Our meeting with Dr. P today went well. We addressed all the concerns we had. I've summarized everything below. 

1. We want the same nurse every time. Nurses measure differently, and it's really frustrating to have to continue to explain where we are in the cycle, what we have done in the past, etc. Dr. P agreed and said we will have the same nurse going forward. 
2. Dr. P definitely thinks my issue is low egg count/ poor egg quality. We will be doing the AMH/FSH/Estradiol blood test one more time next cycle just to confirm this. This is something that is hereditary, so there is nothing I could have done to change it.
3. I am to start progesterone today for 7 days to bring on my period. 
4. He told a story about another one of his patients who has a very similar story to mine. She did one IUI a few months ago and it failed. She did another IUI last month, and had 5 mature follicles. She decided to proceed with the IUI, even with Dr. P advising of the risk that all 5 could fertilize. She figured she had tried for so long to get pregnant and already had one failed IUI, that the odds of all 5 fertilizing were practically zero (which I can totally see). But she was wrong. She is now pregnant with 5 babies. She has some really tough decisions to face. The point of this is there is hope, but you have to be careful and understand the risks of going through fertility treatments.
5. Most Importantly, The Plan: We are doing an IUI next cycle, assuming my body cooperates. If it fails, we move on to IVF. I ordered my meds today. Let's get this show on the road.


intunewithmyautoimmune said...

Still love Dr. P. and I love your post updates. God will direct your heart and never lose faith that this is all for your family. Praying for answers and peace throughout the process.

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