Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Level 1 Assessment...Check!

I received a call from my OB/GYN a little while ago, one that I have been waiting anxiously to receive. Today she got the results of my Cycle Day 3 blood panels and...everything looks fantastic!! They said the quality of my eggs are fantastic and all of my other hormone levels are well in the normal range. This takes a huge pressure off of me as this just ruled out Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), something that makes conception virtually impossible. The only blood panel that I still have to get done is my progesterone level, but this cannot be done until 7-10 days after ovulation. This is the area where they think I have a problem, but at least it can be corrected.

A Level 2 assessment consists of checking for physical barriers to conception such as tubal and uterine abnormalities. I already have my ultrasound scheduled for the day of my appointment with the RE. I am hoping that they are not going to want to do any type of exploratory procedures as I do not think they are warranted at this time. Luckily, I have already had a Level 3 assessment done as a result of my diagnosis of having a primary immune dysfunction. If the RE determines that this is causing the fertility issues then I can receive IvIg transfusions every 4 weeks. Over the summer my Immunologist tried to get these transfusions approved, but my insurance wouldn't cover them as I was not "sick" enough. I am currently at about 65% immune function and the threshold for treatment with my insurance company is 30% (or near death..haha). The reason for this is that each transfusion, because they are so specialized, costs between $8000-10000 each. However, if a specialist makes the determination that it is impeding my fertility, they have to pay for it.

So I guess this is good news for now. Hoping for more magical baby dust!!

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