After the scare of having cysts last week, we were told that we could move forward with the IVF cycle. Started Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur. At the next appointment days later, they did not see any cysts yet saw six follicles growing, one measurable. Hopes raised. But the estrogen number was low. And then this morning they barely saw any follicles and estrogen was still hanging out around 20.
My nurse called this afternoon. Cycle has been cancelled.
My doctor will call tomorrow and talk through next steps. I know he will talk about donor egg at this point, and neither my husband nor I have any interested in this. Honestly, it will feel like he had a baby with another woman. I would prefer that my doctor shake things up, do completely different meds.
Or we have to face the truth that it just won’t happen for us.
My other option I’d like to consider is going to the OTHER fertility clinic in town. It’s a little farther away, inconvenient for us both to get there, parking is a mess, but it could work for us. My co-worker switched over to them last year and is now pregnant through IUI and due later this month with her first child.
I’m thinking… if my doctor pushes donor egg and no other cocktail of drugs, I’d like to go to the other place and at least get a second opinion before throwing in the towel.
BTW, the place we go to claims to have the highest success rate of getting women pregnant. The other place is a huge name in the medical industry. So I feel like we can’t go wrong with either clinic. Neither are holes in the wall.
Good luck to you all and hang in there.