Wednesday, April 04, 2012

What to do, what to do...

I hope everyone in blogland is doing well!  It's my busy season at work and I've not had time the last month or so to keep up with what's going on.  I'm going through withdrawals!  But this is just a super-quick update from our world.

Given that said busy season is in full swing, I woke up a few days ago and realized that if we were going to give this another shot in May we'd best get cracking - since it's already April.. and I'm heading out of town next week for work for the rest of April.. and we still have to apply for visas, I have to start on birth control (today!!), we've not ironed out any kind of travel plan... and all that jazz.

So we're madly trying to get visa applications done, and get dates figured out, figure out flights and accommodation which we can't book until we get our visas... etc.  And, in the midst of this I've received my results for the AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) test.  Which, I am annoyed to report, cost me a whopping $225 USD to have done.  Chuh!  And... results are not heartening.  :(  0.87 ng/mL, which Dr. S says is measured using an old protocol (my $225 clearly didn't buy "the best"!).. but she said it's likely accurate.  This report says a result greater than 1.06 would mean improved odds for higher antral follicle count and live birth.

So... ovarian reserve is on the downswing and given that we only collected 2 eggs last time, chances are good we'd be facing similar results this time.  Plus, because we only had 2 eggs last time, Dr S implanted on day 2 instead of taking to blastocyst, since typically embryos are lost during that process.  So.. while at day 2 our embryos were considered Grade 1, we don't know if they were genetically normal or not.

Now what!???  Do we try my eggs again or is it just a waste of time??  And then what???  I feel like my head is going to blow up, between this and work... haha.  No shortage of excitement...