Saturday, August 18, 2012

Better today

I am feeling so much better today! All went well with appointment this morning...We were both relieved when Dr. A walked in the door behind us. The other doctors are nice and we like them, but we both feel a lot better when we are able to see Dr. A.  The blood draw only needed a little wiggling to get things moving...an improvement over the last few draws! Lining was looking good and I am guessing that my levels were good because I did not receive a call back from the office saying anything else. Started the estr.ace today...still need to consult Dr. Go.ogle about the side effects.

We were both very grateful that we were able to sit and chat with Dr. A after our appointment. It almost didn't happen because our nurse, C, forgot about it. We chatted with her for a bit and got our calendar; checked out and left...next thing we knew C was chasing us down in the parking lot. So glad she did. Dr. A took the time to answer everything and not once did we feel like we were keeping him from anything. He let us know that he emailed the director of the lab in NJ that is doing the PGD testing to confirm the answers. Right now, it looks like they would have to create a special probe in order to test the embryos for the Robertsonian Balanced Translocation specifically. Dr. A did say if it was a balanced translocation the testing would come back as healthy as the embryo would have all of it's genetic material. We have a 66% of each embryo being healthy and right now that feels pretty good! We feel like we've already had our three strikes and are due to hit one out the park! If all goes well we are looking at a transfer date of September 7th. Fingers are crossed!

Oops!! I just realized I hit "publish" without updating you on the embies! We asked Dr. A about their grading system and he said they don't use one. He said it was subjective and in our case it really didn't matter. What was going to matter was the results from the PGD testing. So I guess hearing that they look "really good" truly was a good thing. :) Dr. A also told us that he had to be honest with us and based on our first try at IVF he never thought we would get to the point where 2 were biopsied and sent off for testing. We asked what would happen if we were lucky enough to have both come back healthy; he said he'd transfer both of them. J is a little concerned about that so we'll chat about it over the next few days because for all we know that won't be a deicsion that needs to be made. Fingers crossed, again, that we do have to make that decision!

10 comments:

  1. Everything sounds very promising! I thought about genetic testing after our first failed cycle and then decided against it. We already committed to a multi-cycle package and if I found out we had issues, we would still be stuck with finishing. Guess I decided ignorance was bliss. IF I had it to do over again, I would have tested though.

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    1. Thanks! We never had any of the losses tested and knew that if we were doing IVF we'd want the embryos tested.

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  2. Everything sounds super promising! C'mon september 7th.

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    1. Thanks!! Keeping my fingers crossed :)

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  3. Looking good my dear! How exciting. I hope you have that decision to make too.

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  4. Doing a small dance in my office chair because this all sounds pretty great!

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  5. Hi from ICLW...wishing you lots of luck...we also had the same dilemma about how many to transfer since but our first IVF failed so now we are going to transfer 2 since the % increases.

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    1. Thanks :) Lots of luck to you too! I am really hoping we have to make the decision about whether or not to transfer 2.

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