Thursday, February 26, 2009

Testing: Complete, Plan of Action!

I received a phone call from my OB today with my E-tegrity/beta 3 integrin/endometrial biopsy results. She said that she didn't know for sure how to interpret the results because she has never done one to check for the beta 3 integrin. If you remember, Dr. School.craft requested that we have this done and my OB so graciously agreed to do this for me. She read the results that stated that my lining was positive for the beta 3 integrin and that the test came back normal. She is going to fax it to me tomorrow so that I can fax it to Dr. School.craft at CCRM for my records.

Although I am happy that this came back positive, I am also a little bummed. By going to CCRM for my one day work-up I was hoping that I would get that "smoking gun", you know, the reason as to why we have so many failed cycles with such great looking embies. Don't get me wrong, I am thankful that we found stuff that can be fixed, but it just doesn't seem like enough. Does that make any sense??

I also received a phone call today from the head nurse at my local RE. She is the same one that I spoke to last week with whom I had a slightly uncomfortable conversation. She called to tell me that she had spoken to my RE and another RE in their office about our conversation last week and that they did not put much weight into the restricted blood flow to my uterus as it has not been "proven". I told her that was fine and that I would still continue doing the electro-acupuncture that Dr. School.craft recommended to correct this. My local RE is also going to put me on Vi.agra (FOUR yucky suppositories every day!), which will help with this as well.

She did tell me that my local RE would be interested in finding out the results of my E-Tegrity test. I told her I would call her once I found out. I will call her tomorrow as their office was closed by the time my OB called to give me the results.

I then asked her about the new protocol they are putting me on. Instead of being on the long Lu.pron protocol that I have been on for my last two fresh cycles, he is changing me to the antagonist protocol, aka the Sher protocol. I will start Gan.irelix on the same day I start stims, which will hopefully improve the quality of my embies. I am a little fuzzy on this since I have always had great quality blasts to choose from, but since none of my other cycles have worked I am willing to try it. I read on Dr. this week somewhere that Gan.irelix can help with implantation as well.

I did mention that I would like to transfer three embryos this time, instead of the two I have always tx'ed in the past. She said that since this is my third cycle that he will let me tx three embryos if that is what we want to do.

So, lots of changes are in store for this cycle. I am thinking that I will start BCP when AF arrives in March. She should show her ugly face around March 16. I am thinking that ER will be at the end of April sometime. I will know more next week once I get my calendar.

On a side note: I have now lost 9 pounds! Woohoo! If I lose 10 more pounds I will be a happy girl and even happier if I can lose 15 more I will be really sad when I start my cycle and I am no longer able to work out:( DH, L and I are going to Wisc.onsin De.lls in a couple of weeks for a long weekend so I am excited to go find a swimsuit that I can feel somewhat comfortable in.


Jill M. said...

Wahoo, that is great news!!! Positive Beta-3 and 9 lbs! You go girl! I can't wait to get my results back, I hope that I am as lucky.

kayjay said...

You're doing so well with the weight loss. Congrats! I know it's hard when you're looking for something to pin point as the reason for your troubles, but having the beta 3 is a good thing. I've heard the depot lupron they suggest to treat that is not a fun thing to take.

P.S. I tagged you in my post today!