Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Failed IVF Consult was yesterday

The new plan is cycle in August like we said and the doctor recommended a fresh cycle. Instead of the BCP/Ganirelix protocol I will do NO BCPs and do a Lupron Flare protocol normally used for older women but my body acts old so thats what we're using. I think I start stims on CD 2 of my August cycle and go right into the Lupron and the stimming. I will be on BCPs for April/May/June not for the cycle but to keep my Endo quiet. Endo feeds off the monthly menstrual cycles as the blood that is supposed to come out some how splashes back in the uterus and attaches and grows....its hard to explain you'll have to google and read to get your own understanding of Endometriosis....but anyway to avoid that she is keeping me on pills for 3 months and I start them with this period starting in a few days...no blank pills....so I won't have a period at all those 3 months. (Great for me....no period during my 7 night stay in lovely Jamaica!!!! Just my luck thats when the old hag would have probably decided to show.) Then July I will have a period and no BCPs because she don't want to oversuppress me again then with the August period I'll start stims. Let me see...what else....Oh yeah ICSI will be done on ALL the eggs this time. They said DH's count that day was like 86 million and they thought they would still be able to fertilize the eggs but to avoid that next time all will be ICSI'd. Oh yeah even though my insurance has ran out they said they give a 25% discount to Aetna members so for monitoring, ER, ET, and ICSI it will be $8,750 instead of $11,925 (of course not including the meds which will be anywhere from $2-4 thousand more). And $1500 for freeze and storage. I think thats about it. Oh no...missed something. She also wants me to get a Thrombophilea testing done but in basic terms thats a clotting test. She wants to make sure nothing is preventing the embryos from implanting and staying implanted. I have to fast for that so I'll get that done within the next couple of months or sooner so I don't forget.....

4 comments:

soapchick said...

Great news Tashida! Glad you have a plan and super awesome about the discount. Every bit helps.

Ms. J said...

I am glad you spoke with the Dr. about the ICSI stuff -- I remember when that got sorta/kinda fouled up (or at least not what you had anticipated) last time. Awesome that Aunt Flo is NOT coming to Jamaica!

La La said...

Sounds like a great plan hun, I'm excited for you! Have a GREAT time on your trip!!

Kenya said...

So you decided to TTC again. That's great news.