Monday, May 24, 2010

The Wonderful Wizard of...infertility

Back from our consult with our new RE Dr Wizard. We really like him and we talked ALOT. Overall our appointment took about 2 hours. We went in and sat down in Dr Wizard's office to talk and go over my whole history. The good thing was his office is literally 2 doors down from my last Dr's office, so his nurse was able to walk right over and get my chart to see my history.

Dr Wizard said if the only thing keeping me from getting pregnant is my lack of ovulation, then that's easy to fix, which is awesome news. His big concern was making sure I'm not insulin resistant becasue that is one of the main causes of anovulatory cycles/no cycles at all. So he ordered ALL kinds of tests. After our tests are all done and we go on to actual treatment, we'll probably do either Clomid + HCG Trigger, or more than likely start straight off on a cycle of injectables...He said typically he likes to start with a cycle of injectables using Gonal-F. (wow, that just gave me chills typing that out, I feel like I'm really in the "big leagues" of infertility...yes I'm a dork). So after all of my tests are done then we will see where we go next. He also went over DHs last SA and said...and I quote..."Wow, these results are really good...too good...like these are like olymic numbers...like you could probably go pro if you wanted to!" LOL He also said, he's never seen an SA as good as his, especially his motility, so he wants DH to do another just incase the last person didn't know what they were doing. The good thing is they gave us the option of booking an appointment to do it there or doing it at home and running it over as long as they get it within 70 minutes. I told DH he gets to use their "fun room" that they have, and he said "if by fun room, you mean a room with x-box and a pool table, then I'm in, if not I'd like to do it at home" (my DH, always the comedian) Needless to say we took a bag with a cup in it home for him to do it here.

Next, he took us into an exam room, and said we were going to have a little date with "wandy" which I have had many before. (For those of you reading who are not IF, "wandy" is slang for and internal ultrasound...AKA Transvaginal US...AKA sticking a giant ultrasound wand up your girly bits to take a closer look at your ovaries and uterus.) I informed him that I was CD 4, and still on my period..."Oh that's okay" he said "it won't get in the way" ((EEW)) Whatever, so I undressed from the waist down and he came back in with his nurse and did the internal. He said my uterus looked amazing and perfect from what he could tell and just waiting to have a baby! My ovaries looked very polycystic, and had tons of small cysts. The left ovary still has the massive cyst on it, but he said from the looks of it, it looks like a cyst attached to the outside of my ovary and not growing from within, which he said was better, so that's good. (He called it like a paracyst or something like that)

After I cleaned up and he showed me where the extra tampons and pads were (embarrassing), I got dressed, had my blood pressure taken and weight, and then went into our Nurse's office. She is the.sweetest.thing.in.the.world. She's adorable, and sooo bubbly, I love her! I think her code name on this blog will now and forever be Nurse Perky, because she is just that, always smiling and perky!

She gave us tons and tons of lab slips and prescriptions, so here's the plan...

Since I am on CD 4 today, and the Dr wants us to do a "Clomid Challenge Cycle" (to check to make sure how my ovaries are working and to check my ovarian reserve) I went in for blood work as soon as we left Dr Wizard's office. I had about 3 vials taken! I filled a Rx for 100mg of Clomid CDs 5-9 which I start tomorrow. Next tuesday (CD 12) I go back to Dr Wizards for another date with Wandy, as as soon as I leave there, I go back to Quest to get more vials of blood taken. Then I need to schedule a 2 hour GTT (better that the 3hour I had to do last time) to check for insulin resistance to see if I need to stay on the Metformin. Then if AF doesn't come on her own I go back for another blood draw to make sure I'm not pregnant (insert laugh) and then fill my Rx they gave me for Provera. When CD1 starts for that cycle, I call Nurse Perky, we do ANOTHER blood test to make sure I'm not pregnant, I start taking my Rx I have for a Z-Pack and have my HSG done around CDs 7-10 (which I'm really scared of). After all of that is done, then we can start treatment.

I don't think time will drag, with all that's going on, so at least that's good.

A+ if you read that entire thing! All in all, we love our new RE and his staff, and I think this is the start of a beautiful ending!

16 comments:

nic.cox said...

Holy smokes girl! You're finally getting some attention and action! This appointment sounds like the magic you need to make that perfect uterus a home and not just a house.

I can't wait to follow you this cycle and see how it goes. Clomid already tomorrow, then it'll be CD12 blood draw in no time.

This is going to be a freaking exciting month for you. I'm in tears!!

Miracle in the Making said...

Thanks Nicole!! I was gonna call you earlier, we had mudpie for dessert and it made me think of you! lol Miss you!! xoxo

Laura said...

I am so-ooooo happy for you! This all sounds VERY promising!...It is funny how similar our issues are...and that being said, I know that you know I gave birth to Grace and Grant!! XOXO to you and Mike

Miracle in the Making said...

Yes Laura! Thank you! I always think about the twins, and you and how I know God will bless us with our miracle babies one day! I don't think it was by chance that I was made Godmother of your kids! I feel like we have an even more special bond! xoxo

Ashley said...

Glad your appointment went well!! Doesn't it feel good to have a plan? :) And get use to the wandys on cd 3. It's gross. Although hopefully you will get preggers super soon and you WON'T have to get use to wandy on CD 3. :) Sounds like a wonderful plan!! Fingers crossed for you!

Pris said...

Well done you! I did the 2-hr GTT before, its pretty easy. Just drink a glucose syrup and wait with magazines!! Superb that your hubby has great sperm! Mine has yet to get his checked. Here's a BFP real soon!!! You're getting somewhere!

Kelly said...

Awe Amy!!! This post made me cry because I'm just so excited and happy for you. Sounds like an amazing plan and I just know that you are going to get pregnant soon!!

Oh, and way to go Mike!!! hehe

Lindsay said...

what a perfect anniversary date. :) I am so glad you are seeing someone who is able to be so thorough, and that you came out knowing a plan for the next couple of months! Love you! xoxo

Mrs. G said...

I think about you often.. I pray for you too :) I'm glad you loved this Dr. You sound very positive in this post, and I'm so happy for you.. Fingers are crossed for you guys :)

Julia said...

Great news!! Sounds like your dr knows my dr "Dr Awesome!"

:)

VanZanto said...

Oh, Amy!!! It sounds like your new Dr. is amazing!!! And it sounds like he has high hopes for you guys. Reading this totally made my whole day and I'm so happy for you guys to begin your new treatment!

HUGS!!!

Melissa said...

Amy so happy that you have a doctor attuned to your needs and being so proactive! I just know he'll help you ovulate and get preggers in no time!

Green Sprout said...

Oh mate! W-O-W! This is the most awesome entry I've read in a while! Do you feel like your entire universe has just changed?? Because this guy is clearly a mover and a shaker! You have got so much going on there! So many tests, so many new avenues and a damned good action plan! That is the definition of exciting right there! I am looking forward to watching how things go for you. Good feelings there! xxx

* Butterflygirl * said...

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Hope you'll check it out. Take care and God Bless. :)

Stephanie said...

Just found your blog and I am also going through the IF journey. I just scheduled my first appt. with an RE and hope I like her and her staff as much as you like your doctors! Good luck, and I would love to follow you through your journey.

HoldingOutForHope said...

I know I am completely late but your story sounds JUST like mine! I just went to another RE and he is doing the same exactly thing with me, I have PCOS. After seeing how yours turned out, I am extremely excited now!

Best wishes!