And we're off!
We drove down to the Clinic today at 10:00 a.m. to meet with Dr. W. He recapped what happened previously: Fresh IVF with excellent response resulting in 26 eggs, 5 embryos, 2 transferred fresh ending in a biochemical PG and 3 transferred frozen ending in what they were calling an ectopic, but they were not sure where the PG was.
His conclusion: do the same thing again - antagonist protocol, starting BCPs tonight (CD2), and blood work today or tomorrow. I pushed a bit about additional testing. We agreed to do an an HSG x-tray test next week to see if my tubes are blocked, which could have a low chance of causing the chemical and/or ectopics. When we draw blood today, he also prescripted Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Panel, along with chromosomal analysis / karyotyping for both me and Mr. Jem. I also got the nurse to get them to test my iron and ferritin levels, as my iron levels were low during my FET in January. Oh, and they'll measure my FSH and Estradiol levels, too, of course!
The last thing we did (before Dr. W rushed off to do an embryo transfer) was to ask for a new IVF coordinator. Our original nurse kept dropping the ball on details. We didn't rag on her to Dr. W, just simply asked if we could work with another nurse, let's call her Nurse S, who is known to be very, very supportive and great to work with.
We decided, no, let me re-phrase this, I decided to go ahead and go with this cycle as our next IVF cycle. Mr. Jem deferred to me, as "it's my body," even though he really wanted to move forward as soon as possible. I have been super stressed and tired because of work and he wanted to be respectful of my need to feel ready physically. Luckily I've been resting all this week at home - a "stay-cation" and I'm starting to feel rested.
So, I start BCPs tonight and should have my IVF calendar tomorrow. When I get it I will share it with my acupuncturist who works at the Clinic. We saw her today and she already started me on herbs.
Question: Is this officially IVF#2? Does the FET just count as part of IVF#1?
Okay, gotta run to the pharmacy to pick up the pills, drop off my dry cleaning... (and on and on...)
Glad to be back on track!