Sunday, January 4, 2015

Trying again

I went in for my baseline ultrasound last Friday and everything looked good (lining ~4 mm, 30 antral follicles on R, 20 on L) so I started microdose Lupron that morning (10 units bid). Saturday morning I added in Follistim 150 mg bid, and tomorrow I add in 1 vial or Menopur bid and reduce Follistim to 75 mg bid. I go in for my first ultrasound to check how things are going on Tuesday morning. The main changes this cycle are doing microdose Lupron instead of antagonist, and doing just Follistim for two days before adding Menopur, which is what I did for my first IVF cycle.

I feel hopeful but also like there is so much standing between me and another baby. In my head I will do this round and if we can at least get to the point of having blasts to test, I would be willing to do it again if there aren't any that are normal. If we don't get any blasts then we will have to seriously think about what to do next. We would likely try going to a clinic that is well known for PGD, which would include traveling... but I know I'm getting ahead of myself. I need to give this cycle a full try, I just feel better having a contingency plan. I was hopeful enough (or more likely concerned about finances enough) that I had them send me the FET meds with my fresh IVF meds all before 1/1/15, since I had met my deducible last year and by some miracle my current plan covered my medications. So hopefully I will get a chance to use those FET meds in the next few months.

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