Thursday, December 06, 2007

I like my RE

My RE is a good guy. I like him. He acknowledges the crappiness of our situation. He really, truly wants me to be pregnant. He actually said to me, "I can't wait to send you guys off to the OB." He told me not less than four times that he hopes I'm pregnant right now.

We settled on an injectable protocol if I'm not pregnant this cycle. It's a micro-dose Lupr0n flare protocol. That was the cycle that got me 5 eggs on our final IVF. They were mostly all the same size, too, which is the most important. I have a tendency to have one huge lead follicle with a bunch of smaller ones.

The bad news? What would cycling news from me be without some bad news? Come on, you know you were expecting it. Anyway, the bad news is that we can't squeeze it in before our insurance changes. So... we may take that break earlier than we had planned. Though, we will probably find a way to do a cycle by the end of January. With our new insurance it looks like we'll have to pay out of pocket and then get reimbursed. Yes, yes, that's much better than nothing. And we're paying more for the policy that covers 100% (we think). So, we'll be able to get a couple of cycles in while I hunt for a job that provides insurance with IVF coverage.

But of course, I might be pregnant right now!

I'm not temping this cycle. I'm trying not to think about it much. I'm trying to be lighthearted. Not sure if it's working. I am feeling myself up already, though. Nothin'.

Anyway, it was a fruitful meeting. I'm planning on POAS on Monday. Oh, and a second line did show up eventually on that test I took after trigger. And my RE convinced me with LH levels and E2 levels that my big follicle didn't ovulate early. He said follicles can grow up to 23 mm (about -- I forget the exact number, but it was big) with Cl0mid before ovulating.

So this is where we are. This month marks 2 years since I was pregnant the first time. I need this to be over.


Samantha said...

It's good to have a doctor who's sympathetic and rooting for you. I hope you don't have to continue any more treatments next year!

singletracey said...

I am so glad you like your RE. I sooo want to see this work for you!

Praying that this month is your month!

megan said...

it is good to have a doctor you's the least that can happen when you have to deal with all of this.
i'm always hoping for you...i hope that this rollercoaster can end for you two this year.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

You are right, this needs to be over with a happy ending for you!

CrystalnMelanie said...

I have kept up with your story for sometime now. I really hope that you end up with that BFP! That would be great news to hear. By the way I live in MA also...just thought I would tell you that, so when you have that beautiful baby or babies we can get together for a play date with the kids.

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Good luck Rachel

ultimatejourney said...

Oh jeez, Rachel, why is it always two steps forward one step back for you guys? You so deserve to catch a break already.

I'm still hoping the end of 2007 will bring the much-awaited happy ending, but I'm glad to hear you have a great backup plan.

christina(apronstrings) said...

it's a good thing that your RE is at least rooting for you. i think ours couldn't care less. so, that's something.
i hope you are this cycle, too.