Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our current plan

I don't do a very good job keeping up with this blog. I'm going to try to do better at that.

I had my WTF consult with Dr. Hummel @ SDFC about my failed donor embryo cycle. He said he was shocked. He thought for sure this would work. The embryo's were top quality and originally made with very high quality 22 year old eggs and my lining was fantastic.

He talked to me about integrin B and said I could get tested for it ($600 out of pocket), or I could just skip right to the treatment which is 2 month's of lupron. My husband and I weren't going to do our next FET till at least late summer anyway so we decided to jump right to treatment. But I'll be doing 3 month's of lupron depot instead of the 2. Some RE's like to do 3 month's of lupron depot so I figured it can't hurt. It just means 1 more month of menopause.

We are also going to do an endometrial biopsy about2-3 weeks before I start estrogen for our second FET. RE's these days are calling it a "uterine disruption", or "lining injury". Supposedly it has shown to double chances of success and hasn't shown to hurt as long as you get it done the cycle prior (which we are). I'll also be getting a hysteroscopy at the same time as the biopsy. I want to be 100% sure my uterus looks fine and have them sent the biopsy sample out to test for infections.

I started therapy again. I want to make sure I'm in the right frame of mind when we do our next FET (which won't be till 8/5). Well this was a poor attempt at a blog post. Better luck next time I guess.

Here are the embryo's from FET #1


Here is the picture that was taken right after the transfer. The embryo's are the 2 white dots



And here is a test I took the evening of 11 DPO. The line didn't last to long. And it's barely visible anyway


Oh and I was on lovenox because I have a clotting disorder. Well I hit a vein and did this to my belly



Meim said...

Sounds like you have a great plan. I'm rooting for you every step of the way!

And, Oy! Blood thinners. I have been off of them for 12 weeks now and I still have remnant bruising. It's a lovely shade of yellow, and I fear it will last forever.

Anonymous said...

I noticed earlier in your blog, from November 2008, that you found you had the MTHFR enzyme mutation.

Unfortunately, you posted some information you found online (I'm assuming) that said all one needed to do is take extra folic acid.

I'm not sure if you confirmed this (misinformation) with your doctor at the time, but having MTHFR means exactly the opposite -- that you should NEVER take folic acid -- or eat foods fortified with folic acid -- because it's a synthetic vitamin that you cannot convert to folate precisely because you have the MTHFR polymorphism.

You need to be supplementing with methylfolate. It is made by Merck, and sold both over the counter and by prescription -- but you can get it under the Solgar and Metagenics brand in lower doses. And there's a great possibility that you may need the methyl form of b12 as well.

You may know this info already...but if not, that could be THE KEY reason why you've been having difficulty.

MTHFR affects a lot more issues than just pregnancy and circulation issues. It's also connected to autism, CFS, myalgic encephamyeltis, attention deficit disorder, and on and on.

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