Friday, March 25, 2011

test results- good to go!

I met with the RE on 3/24 to learn the results of my clomid challenge and other bloodwork. Everything checks out A-OK. Hurray! The RE remarked that by my age (I will turn 43 next week), nearly half of all women fail to qualify for insurance-covered IVF because of their hormone levels. Mine are not quite as good as they were two years ago, but all well within the acceptable ranges. My information will be submitted to the insurance company today, so we should have an approval by Monday. Then, we simply wait for AF...

We discussed my plan, again, and concluded that we should not mess with what worked last time. She dosed me pretty high on the stims, then had to cut way back as the cycle progressed but we still ended up with 40 eggs and a worrisome E2 (3970 on CD11, I believe) that had most of the doctors screaming "FREEZE ALL!" after my ER. Considering my age, we just don't have time to waste a cycle or two trying to tweak the dosages to get the ideal balance between quality and quantity. I did ask about that trade-off... if there was one between quality and quantity, and she said that there is.

My worries this time around are not focused so much on whether or not we can succeed. Instead, I wonder how cycling and pregnancy will affect my ability to mother Charlotte. I worry about multiples, bedrest, and finances. Through it all, though, I have my sweet Charlotte who makes me laugh and fills my heart to bursting with love and pride.


  1. Coming by from cycle sista. Ill be cheering you on in the next few months!

  2. Hi... here from Cyclesistas too :) Looks like we're cycling together :)) Best of luck with you quest for a sibling for #1... that's the same journey we're on at the moment. So lovely to have a gorgeous toddler to distract us throughout the ups and downs of IVF. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you xoxo

  3. popping by from Cyclesistas as well :)

    I'm also very worried about how doing IVF will impact parenting my little boy. Also in the wait for AF, seems we're always waiting for something. Hope your approval came through ok and the red witch isn't far.

  4. Wow, B. Back at it again. I don't know if you remember me from your first IVF cycle, but we are trying again for the last time this month with DE. Here's hoping that this will be the last time that we are cycling together!