I know for anyone reading a fertility blog it is always a matter of curiosity as to what condition(s) the blog writer is dealing with. So here’s my glittering track record 🙂
Me: 35, Endo, Low AMH, DOR, slightly elevated immunology
DH: 38, Very low morphology, otherwise healthy
Dec 2005–Dx with ovarian cysts, advised to operate. Took BCP for a year, cysts disappeared!
Dec 2010–Got married ❤
July 2011–decided to start trying for baby. First doc appt. told have huge fibroid in uterus (8cm), advised immediate surgery. Total freakout, in denial for 6 months.
Sept-Nov 2011: try naturally with ovulation trigger (HCG). BFN
Dec 2011: 1st IUI (natural). BFN.
Jan 2012: Laparoscopic myomectomy. Fibroid successful removed, slight blockage indicated in left tube. Advised to hold off ttc for 3 months. Start acupuncture.
April 2012: Move to Bay Area. New RE. Dx with PCOS, endo, IR. Put on metformin 1000mg/ daily, several supplements, asked to walk after each meal, yoga, acupuncture etc. Resume ttc. BFP on first try!! Ecstatic!!
May 2012: 1st u/s shows nothing. HCG plateaus. Suspected ectopic. D&C w/ methotrexate. Devastated 😦
June 2012: frozen labs confirm uterine pregnancy aka regular miscarriage not ectopic. Thank God!
July 2012: Rubella shot, cannot try this month
Aug 2012: BFN
Sept 2012: 2nd natural IUI. Everything looks great but BFFN! Plus, suspected OHSS from HCG shot later revised to possible endo flare-up. Left ovary enlarges and stays enlarged for 2 months. In extreme pain. Emergency surgery advised.
Nov 2012: Left ovary finally starts shrinking.
Dec 2012: Hawaii!! BFN though 😦
Jan 2013: BFN. Start looking for IVF options.
Feb 2013: Anastrozole + BCP + Doxy to try shrink endo. India vacation = family time 🙂
March 2013: Decide on Dr. Zouves for IVF. Advised surgery for left side hyrdosalpinx. Dx with low AMH (0.48), slightly elevated immunology: blood clotting antibodies + TH1/ cytokines. Rx: baby aspirin, Lovenox at time of transfer and 2 intra-lipid infusions before and after ER.
April 2013: Laparoscopy to clip left tube and remove surface endo. Surgery successful.
May 2013: IVF # 1 w. Dr. Zouves. Antagonist protocol. 9 follies, 7 eggs retrieved, 5 mature, 3 make it to day 6 blasts. All chromosomally abnormal. FET canceled. Advised donor eggs. Shattered, completely shattered.
June 2013: BFN (although tried only one day)
July 2013: onwards to exploring new options.