I’m so excited about my new RE. But wanna know what I’m NOT excited about? Shelling out a shitload of cash. Being out-of-pocket SUCKS! I’ve tried really hard to not add up everything we’ve spent to-date just to get a chance at making a baby (I haven’t done this yet), but this is seriously getting ridiculous. Like really fucking ridiculous. It’s not fair!
Okay, now that I got that out of my system…
We met with the new clinic today and all of the tests I want are being ordered for me:
- DQ Alpha (genetics)
- Natural Killer Cell Assay
- Thrombophilia Panel: Activated Protein C Resistance, Protein C Activity, Protein S Activity, Prothrombin 20210 Mutation, MTHFR, Fasting Plasma Homocysteine Level (Cardiac), Factor V Leiden (DNA), Anti-thrombin III Activity, Lupus Anticoagulant (LAC), Plaminogen Activator Inhibitor – 1 (Activity), Anti Cardiolipin Antibodies (ACA – IgG, IgM, IgA), Beta-2 Glycoprotein (IgG, IgM), Phosphatidylserine (IgG, IgM)
They are also recommending PGS (preimplantation genetic screening) where all 24 chromosomes are tested by removing a single cell from all day-3 embryos. If results are good, we’ll transfer at day 5 and freeze the rest. This is a very pricey decision. We have to think about it a bit. I have read that some clinics don’t see this test as significantly increasing the odds of a successful pregnancy. Anyone ever had this done with success? We have to decide no later than Monday if we want to move forward with PGS. (We have to pay in full on Monday, 9/13. Ouch.)
I am meeting with the nurse tomorrow to discuss my calendar (and hopefully get some donated meds!). I am still waiting for AF (I expect her tomorrow or Saturday, and I have the headache to prove it) and then I have to schedule the hysteroscopy between CD5 and CD12. My new clinic cycles people together, which I find interesting so they’ll likely have me start BCPs as soon as AF shows up and then start Lupron on 9/17. ET and ER will be sometime between 10/11 and 10/24.
Wow. This is really happening. Here we go again. For some reason I can’t get this song out of my head.