I Get to Pee on LH Tests
Today’s scan wasn’t very exciting. I’m accustomed to fresh cycles, so it was a bit strange having a scan and having so few follicles. Thanks to my left ovary trying to hide and Bill squashing it around so he could see it, the scan wasn’t any less uncomfortable than when I have lots of follicles either! Nothing exciting in the scan; one follicle at 12 mm, so I’ll start peeing on LH tests Thursday. I’m a bit worried because my lining was only 6.9; I hope it improves. I don’t know if he’ll check again.
At my scan on Friday he said he’d try to remember which chemist in Launceston will do DHEA, but he’d forgotten. So no DHEA script. I asked him AGAIN about NK cells since he never answered that questions, and he said he’s going to a conference in October and would ask the lead guy doing research in it directly. He went on and on about fads in treatment, I would counter that IVF has gotten where it is because different treatments were tried and some were found to be of benefit and others were found not to be but that I was more than happy to try anything that might help even if it wasn’t proven, etc etc. He seems to think he’s ‘better’ than other clinician because he’ll only use something when it’s proven. I said whatever, but that I would keep pushing with questions because I don’t think I’ll get anywhere if I don’t. We went back and forth for quite a while; my husband’s eyes glazed over. Anyway, nothing from him about NK cells or any other type of testing; just a lot of talk. I’m going to try to get a phone consult with Dr Gavin Sacks and see what he has to say.
No donor news; he didn’t even mention it. Figures. I knew I shouldn’t get excited. I wish I’d asked today but by this point I was rather annoyed at him. (Well, more annoyed; I started off annoyed.) He did say the one thing that’s most likely to make a difference for me is donor eggs. This didn’t remind me to ask about the possible donor because all I could think was that me getting on the donor list wasn’t even his suggestion; I’m only on it because I was poking the nurses and the lab manager with questions. It was the lab manager who suggested I get on the donor list. I would really like to smack him over the head. Which something big and heavy.
The only spot of levity in the appointment was Bill and the nurses finding out LH testing was the one thing they do regularly I’ve never done. I didn’t find it that amusing; the reason I’ve never done it is because my fertilisation rate and embryos are crap so I’ve done few FET cycles. Grrh! From Thursday I get to pee on LH tests. Oh boy!