Wednesday, January 9, 2008

5%

That's what my RE, the one who I've been seeing for 17 months, said my chances are with IVF. . .5%.  DH and I met with her a few days ago and said a very polite, very cordial goodbye.  Her final diagnosis, given my FSH and E2 levels and the boatload of meds I need to get my ovaries going,  is that I have poor egg quality and DOR (diminished ovarian reserve).  She offered me the possibility of a "closure" cycle at her clinic if I want, but we've decided to seek closure elsewhere.  We have a second opinion scheduled next week, a third opinion scheduled the week after, and an adoption seminar to attend this weekend.  I'm assuming one of the clinics will encourage me to cycle with them at least one more time.  That will either be my "closure" cycle or my "get sucked back into the evil chaotic roller coaster of IF" cycle.  Isn't it sad that I can't even consider that this could be my "I'm pregnant" cycle?  

5 comments:

Cindy Nguyen said...

Good for you for getting a second opinion. I have often heard of people with less than 1% chance ending up pregnant. Not trying to give you false hope, but you are not just a statistic, but a real live person, and there are many things the Doctors don't understand about the human body. I'll be checking on you.

Familyof2 said...

Found you through Daisy's blog.

I too am seeking a 2nd opinion w/a new RE. Doesn't it stink to "fall in love" with the one who you think will be "the one" only to find out that they aren't. Sigh.

Good luck, I hope you are successful!

Barb said...

bleh. So sorry about that. I'm keeping up with you on LP though. I didn't even realize you had a blog.

BARL5

Babe* said...

I'm glad you've left that RE. You need a doctor to work WITH you. I'm not saying fabricate the truth or anything like that. Just someone who knows and feels what you are going through. They take every step with you.

Good luck with your new RE. Hopefully he/she will give you lots of positives.

Freyja said...

For what it's worth I recognize that it could be your "pregnant cycle". 'Cause I'm all Polyanna like that! ;-)