Hi ladies! Thanks so much for your support and asking how things have been going. Unfortunately, the meeting with my Dr didn’t give us any answers. They don’t know why my body isn’t reponding to the estrogen anymore. If I had D&Cs (or other uterine trauma) or never built up a lining in the past it would make sense, but they can’t find any explanations why this has started happening over the last 10 months. Because of my irregular cycles/lack of a decent period natural FETs aren’t really an option. Neither is mini stim prep because during the ER process my lining only got up to a 6. So we can keep trying to tweak the prep format I’m using now or use a gestational carrier. It’s unbelievable to me that a GC is any part of the discussion.
We did end up trying a “kitchen sink” treatment they use very sparingly. It’s called Neupogen and is basically a solution that’s inserted into the uterus through a catheter. There have been a couple small studies that showed it helped to grow lining but CCRM hasn’t seen great results from it. My Dr. said we could give it a shot if I wanted, and we figured at this point there’s nothing to lose. So, I go back to my local clinic on Thursday for one last ultrasound. If my lining meets minimum standars we’ll have a transfer next week. If not, then the cycle will be cancelled.
Elen- It’s so exciting that your transfer is coming up so soon! Did you ovulate on schedule?
Jenn- Thinking you and your sweet little girl. You must be so ready to meet her. I hope you don’t have to make a decision about being induced!
Holding- Sorry to hear you’re having to deal with feeling sick at work. No fun! How far along are you now? Hopefully the second trimester will bring some relief. Keeping the positive thoughts going that your DH will find the job you’ve all been waiting for.
Arbor- How’s your little man? Is he sleeping in longer stretches more consistently yet?
Thanks again for the encouragement. It’s pretty awesome our thread is still around a year later! I’ll be sure to post how things go on Thursday. Have a good night everyone…