Oct 27, 2013
This is a very belated update -
Antagonist protocol, 10 days of stimming (150 Follistimx2, 75 Menopur x2, Ganerelix x4) triggered with Lupron x2 on 9/29 PM & 9/30 AM.
10/1 egg retrieval with 32 eggs retrieved, peak E2 4200, 23 mature, 15 fertilized, 6 day-6 blastocysts biopsies and frozen, all 6 embryos tested CCS (23 chromosome) normal, 4 Gr2 girls, 1 Gr3 girl & 1 Gr3 boy.
Post-ER, elevated NKA, 50:1 at 18.6 ratio (need <15), CD56 29% (need <12%), TNFa:IL10 47% down to 35% (need <30%) & IFNg:IL10 35% down to 25% (need <20%) after intralipid infusion x2. On weekly intralipid infusion now & recheck on 11/13.
It's getting more & more difficult to insert IV needle in my vein. Last week, it took 2 skilled MDs 11 tries over 5hrs. I get the title of the patient with most difficult poke. They leave extra time for every visit for me from now on.
ET temporarily scheduled 11/27, which means our baby girl will be due on 8/15, but likely born with C-section on 8/8 @8am if everything goes well.
Not sure why this has been a scarier journey than I had mentally prepared for. I am also tested with homozygous MTHFR mutation. Have to test homocysteine level next week. And be on Lovenox, baby aspirin, Folgard (the last two for life). Had extremely heavy episode of bleeding after my ER, which makes me feel that I'd bleed out if I ever miscarried while on both aspirin & Lovenox. And if that happens, my doctor won't even be able to easily put in IV. What a great combination!
I'm getting tired of this process. Learned to get busy with life, stop thinking, stop questioning, hope this year goes by fast & on 12/19 (exactly 1yr after cancer resection), I'll see a miracle heart beat in me. :)