So my bloodwork results are all in. My nurse actually called me on Tuesday instead of Thursday knowing I was waiting to hear. I was so scared to hear them knowing that if my AMH has dropped much from the pathetic .26 it was at last February (2015) we may not get to cycle.
The nurse started by telling me that my AMH results were on the low side…the low side OF NORMAL! WHAT??? I couldn’t even believe my ears. I asked her the number and she said it was at 1.0. That’s an increase of .74! I never in my wildest dreams thought it would go up and go up that much! Being in the dire, probably never going to happen range into the low average range is huge! I’m thankful for taking CoQ10 everyday for the last year because apparently it’s working.
After hearing that I could barely pay attention to anything else she said. I was on cloud 9. I was so worried waiting 7 months since my last IVF cycle for this very last cycle ever for us but now it turns out that waiting is the best thing we could have done. For the first time in a long time I’m feeling hopeful.
I got my other results as well. My Vitamin low slightly low but nothing to worry about. My Natural Killer Cells were in the high average range but 2 points higher then my RE likes. I was given the choice of doing the IV infusions prior to my cycle. It’s not proven to help but at this stage of the game spending $300 for an infusion the month before my cycle then another $300 for an infusion a week before we transfer is a drop in the bucket and if it helps I’ll do it.
So that’s where we are. I’ll go in early May for my first infusion. It takes 2 hours to complete. We have to order it mid-April. Then in mid-May we’ll order all of my meds for my June cycle.
June cycle is going to be a little different. The last 3 IVF cycles I’ve gone on BCP’s. This time I’m not. They don’t want to suppress me this time. So the day my cycle starts I’ll do estrogen priming and add in stims on day 3. I’ll still do a high dose of Follistim and my Menopur but it’ll be a lot less then last time.
I would think I’d be super nervous with this being our last cycle but I’m feeling better with this cycle then I did IVF #3 so I think that’s a good thing. We’ll do it right after I’m finished with school so I won’t have to worry about missed any school for appointments. Fingers crossed my period cooperates the next two months and everything goes smoothly in June.