I'm new and I am so very early in the process of exploring IVF options. --I'll try be very quiet for a while because this is an education for me. I know nothing about IVF. My ignorance is sad considering how long I have been struggling with infertility...I'm almost 42 years old and conceived naturally several times so my history is AMA, diminished ovarian reserve & repeated miscarriage.
We have done several tests and so far it looks like we will attempt IVF with frozen egg bank donor eggs. The idea of DE does not bother me. I'm pretty open to adoption, donor eggs, donor sperm, Cabbage Patch Kids at this point. Honestly, my eggs have been very crappy to me so far. (even the idea of being PG with my old eggs is not a happy one but makes me nervous and afraid) My DH on the hand is less enthusiastic but open and willing so that is great.
I can't exactly explain how or why it took me so long to come to this stage. Fear? EGO? hope? I wish I would have done this sooner. We've been on this roller coaster for YEARS. I only recently got enough courage to start imagining TTC again. Every set back has been painful and every pregnancy so emotional that I almost gave up completely. So here we are and I'm hopeful again! Can't wait to see Dr again and get a game plan!
so far we have done a ton of blood work (pcos panel, prenatal, ovarian reserve panel, MLp4, beta 2 glycoprotein, lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipins, karotype)
MRI of ute--
PROGNOSIS: POOR...yes, it actually says that on the consult notes!
Looking forward to this chapter in our journey and hoping I can support you somehow.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.