Monday, June 27, 2011
F**k You Infertility!
I have spent a lot of time researching failed CGH cycles and poor egg quality issues. I came across a doctor who is the head of one of the nation's most successful IVF clinics. He actually uses CGH in his standard protocol for those with recurrent pregnancy loss and those that are considered to be of "advanced maternal age." I decided to email him to get his prospective. That one little email has turned into a full conversation about my history. What I have learned is that both the Flare protocol and the use of Menopur for stimulation can greatly effect egg quality...this gives me a bit of hope. Unfortunately, this is something that you don't know until you try it. The combination of two protocols would possibly work for me. One part would be to avoid affecting egg quality during the down regulation and stimulation phases, the other part would be to help stimulate my lining. I am actually waiting for yet another email from him. He even offered to do a phone consult with me next week for free where he is going to review all of my records and tell me what he recommends. He is based out of his clinic in Las Vegas, but he also has a clinic in NYC.
Now I wait for my conversation with my RE on Wednesday and also for AF to show her bitchy little face. I feel like she is trying to come but progesterone supplements are holding her off. The cramps are getting so bad that I feel nauseous at times. I can't wait for this cycle to officially wrap up so I can move on...I need to.