Thanks, Maureen (DE ment)May 7 2011 at 6:58 AM
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Response to oh, that speach (DE speach ment)
He said if I wanted he would try IVF with my OE but DE was the way to go, and he wanted me to have my d3 labs done again as well as AMH before saying what he thought the odds were.
My expectations were that he would preach the DE party line, but my hopes were he would say "of course you still have a shot - your ovulating - your body is doing all the things it should - it may take longer but it's worth a shot." I was seeking out a second opinion for a couple of reasons - 1) was due diligence just to make sure there wasn't some better treatment out there (with my religious reading of this board, I was fairly certain there was nothing else magical out there for treatment) and 2) I've been through 10 IUI cycles (1 cancelled) with my current RE and at this point, I know he is totally humoring me and also thinks I should go the donor route, but he is letting me be on the path I need to be on - it's just I can see the frustration and pity in the faces and voices of the RE and his support staff. I think they really do care about me as a person, but it is getting hard trying to always put on such a brave face to counter their consoling looks. So, I thought maybe a blank slate would be good. I feel like I need someone who can be just a little positive and say things like "well, the last cycle didn't work but maybe we'll catch the egg this month" - especially since they know I am well aware of what my prognosis is.
Yeah, I don't think this is the RE for me - even if my friend found success with him.
thanks for your support, Maureen!