Well, after three days of nausea where I was convinced I was pregnant, I have a chemical beta at 6. I have to stay on the meds until they test again on Tuesday. The nurse said they need to get to a 0.
I have had some immune testing after OE miscarriages. DH and I have to go through our file to look at everything tomorrow when we regroup.
I am not sure what happened. It has been stressful with my DH having a major surgery this week and we're feeling pretty maxed out. I did my best to rest at night.
As you can see, I am trying not to blame myself but it's hard.
I'm also concerned about Dh's DNA Frag however it did come back at 19% before the retrieval and we used PICSI so that should have helped things along. Our RE felt the 19% was in the range of good although the chart shows it as good/fair.
Is there a thread that recommends all testing that would be helpful? We are reading on Dr. Beer's site to see what's important however I don't want to miss anything when we have our appt. with RE this week.
We are sick of this.
Thanks for everything.
I have not done any of the testing beyond the basic beyond testing but I'm sure some of the knowledgeable ladies on the board will chime in. Please do not blame yourself, so much of this process is out of our control. Take care of yourself. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Do you have frozen embryos left?
Did you do the AEB treatment? I don't know if the reading of the dna fragmentation is different, but above 30% is where it is bad. My dh is 27% and the comment is written is "fair fertility potential". I don't know just wanted to share the reading I have and it's comment. I am sorry, I know how horrible feeling this IF treatment can bring.
I hate all this is happening to you. I too had a very very stressful life at the time I did my first DE cycle and it came up a big negative, and I was frustrated, sad and disappointed. But I think if you get more tests, and have less stress you will be successful. Think positive and don't give up hope yet. I am so wishing for the best for you!!!!
I am sorry that this cycle did not work out. For sure check out Beers site. There is a listing of tests that should be done. I would also start reading the "Reproductive Immunology" group on Yahoo if you have not already done so. Be kind to yourself in the coming days.
I'm so very sorry. I've been there & it's devastating.
I'm also sorry you are on the RI road. It's very difficult & demoralizing. FWIW, I'm as sure as I can be that I wouldn't have had success without the Beer Center. I finally went there after 3 DE cycles failures. It's a hard, frustrating, overwhelming journey, but it can be well worth it. I wish you success in the future & I hope things get easier. What a difficult hand you've been dealt. Sometimes we have to take it one day at a time. Looking ahead any further can be too much. One step at a time & try to hang in there. Hugs to you.
I am trying to regroup but feel like I am just worn out.
We have a follow-up with RE on Thursday to hear his thoughts.
I have already had some immune testing done however we will ask for updated testing as that was 3 years ago. I will also see what else can be tested through the RE's office (what we have not tested for already).
The only thing they came up with 3 years ago was MTHFR and that was 1 copy.
A friend recommended a scratch biopsy. She worked with RBA and they did one prior to her transfer. She thought it helped with her success after many, many losses with DE and OE.
Anyone do a scratch biopsy?
Thanks and hope we all have our babes soon.
I'm a little late jumping in here, but I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am that this cycle didn't work for you.. I wish I had some words of wisdom to offer. Please take care of yourself and let us know what the RE has to say on Thursday. You've had a lot to deal with this year already...
I'm doing ok. I've had a stomach virus (or something) since Saturday and I've been struggling to stay hydrated, but I'm surviving. We had an ultrasound on Monday and everything was looking great, so hopefully the baby hasn't suffered too much from this awful sickness! Thinking about you..
That's so disheartening...you have so much to carry, and it's not fair that you should have to shoulder the disappointment too
I so hope your husband's surgery goes well.....I will be hoping for the best of all outcomes for him so that when you do hold your baby in your arms, you both have nothing but sleeplessness to bother you
I appreciate your support. We will hear early next week. The Dr. said the lymph node looked good when he took it out but of course they have to test it. We'll see.
Fortunately, he is working with a Dr. that is a leader in the field of melanoma so I feel good about that.
We keep telling each other we would like simple problems like figuring out why our kid won't sleep or why we have so many weeds in our lawn. That sounds pretty nice right now.
How are you doing in your research?