Today I went into my RE’s office to go over all the RPL tests that we had run a few weeks ago. I was quite surprised to hear that the results from the D&C have not come back yet. It will be 5 week tomorrow! He was going to have his nurse call the hospital to see what was taking so long but I’m guessing at the earliest we won’t get them till next week.
All other test came back negative. No auto-immune issues, no clotting disorders, no MTHFR, no anything. So we have nothing to go on, no matter what the results from the D&C come back as. If it comes back as a chromosomal abnormality then we chalk it up to bad luck struck twice and try again. If it comes back as a normal embryo; well I’ll be heartbroken (is it bad that I’d rather have it come back as something wrong with the baby rather than something that my body did to kill a healthy fetus?) and we try again.
Good news is my doctor is extremely positive about our chances. He is the kinda guy that does not give false hope. He gives you all the facts and does not play up odds. If anything he is a glass-half-empty guy. But he said he is sure that we will have a take home baby. He can’t guarantee that it will be the next pregnancy, but he believes the chances are highly in our favor. As there is nothing technically wrong, he feels like these past two have been a fluke. We are doing some things to maximize our chances but there should realistically be no reason we can’t have a healthy baby.
He decided to up my dosage of Metformin to hopefully move up my usually late ovulation, adding progesterone to every cycle following ovulation rather than just when I get pregnant, and considering adding Lovenox after ovulation as well. I’m a little up in the air about the last one. There is no indication of a clotting disorder so I’m a little worried about the risks of a blood thinner. I will be taking baby aspirin during my cycles just as I have in the past. Maybe some of you who have experiences with Lovenox can weigh in your opinions.
Overall I feel pretty good. He has a way of boosting my spirits. He said that anytime I feel down or defeated that I should come see him. He even said to tell the receptionist that it was social visit so that they would not charge me a co-pay. That is how confident this guy is…he is willing to do anything he can to keep my spirits up so that we can bring home a baby. We went over the test results in 10 min. yet I spent an hour in his office. I think he knows that I am having a hard time but he doesn’t want me to give up. J and I have talked in-depth about what our next steps are and we came up with a plan that I feel really good about. But I’ll save that for another post.
Now we wait for the next cycle to begin. I started temping as soon as I got home to check to see if I had ovulated last week like I thought. Lucky for me my temps are black and white. Pre Ovulation is 96.9 – 97.5 . Post Ovulation is 97.7-98.4. Everyday has been in the post-O range. So I figure my period is due around Wednesday of next week. I will also be adding Vitex to my already hefty pill regime. During my last cycle it helped bring my ovulation day to CD 16 from CD 19 the previous month.
I’m taking big, deep breaths. We actually going to be doing this again.