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March 3rd, 2010, 01:00 PM
SarieP's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Ok so we had out first RE appt at the Jones Institute today. Basically we went in and he talked to us about what was going on and he explained exactly what was happening with me (I do in fact have PCOS) and he talked about what DH's analysis meant. He was really thorough and drew graphs about everything. I felt like he really was concerned about what we were going through. He explained that he could fix my irregular cycles with no problem and he didnt think I was actually ovulating based on their length. He said that my age was a really good factor because it kinda outweighs DH being older. He said if I was closer to 30 then we would probably have to start with IUI and if I was over 35 then we should start with IVF.

So he did an exam on DH and said everything looked good and he didn't think it was anything physical and they did bloodwork to test his testosterone and some other hormones (DH's dad used to have to get testosterone shots so we were concerned about low levels of that). I had an ultrasound to check my uterus and ovaries (really neat since I've never had one before!) and everything looked good. He said I had a good lining? that looked like I was about to ovulate and then he checked my ovaries (lots of cysts/follices) and said there was one follicle that was a nice size and I "should" ovulate within 5-7 days. Whoo hoo

We asked what our chances were of conceiving naturally and he said it was possible but it could take a lot longer. He told us he had a couple who had a sperm count of half a million (normal is 20-200 million) and they got pregnant naturally but it took 10 years! He said he recommended trying naturally with Clomid for 3 cycles and if we didn't get pregnant then he wanted to move to IUI for 3 cycles. He thinks we will be pregnant within this time frame though and if not, then we have to discuss IVF.

So our next step is to try this time (if I ovulate on my own) and then I have to get an HSG (dye put into my fallopian tubes to make sure they are not blocked) next cycle and then start Clomid All in all it made us feel a lot better about the situation and gave us back the hope that we CAN have a baby. My OB doctor made it sound way worse then it is right now so we were really worried. Whew what a weight off my shoulders for now! The only downside is the cost...yikes! My insurance has NO infertility coverage so it's all out of pocket!! Today's consult alone was $190 Oh well, it will be worth it!!!
Always missing Raegan Lila 4/28/2011

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March 3rd, 2010, 01:26 PM
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Sounds like a wonderful appointment, Sarah!!! That's great that he feels you will get pregnant within a few months with his help!! A great doctor is such a relief and gives a new sense of hope!! I wish you lots of luck with Clomid (although if you catch that eggie he saw in there, you may not need it!!), and I can't wait to follow your progress!!

And I totally hear you on the out of pocket expenses! It's insane!
Our TTC journey: 6 cycles Clomid, lap surgery/ D&C, IUI, 2 x IVF; 41 cycles- BFN.
IVF#1 (March 2010) Transferred two 8-cell grade A (perfect) embies- BFN and heartbroken.

IVF#2/FET#1 (Jan/Feb 2011):Transferred two (7&8 cell) grade A (PERFECT) embies- BFN again.
IVF#3/FET#2 (November 2014) Transferred two perfect blasts- First BFP Ever.

BABY BOY- JULY 2015 @ 34 weeks 6 days

Our family is now complete. The End.

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March 3rd, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Sounds like you have a GREAT doc. I look forward to seeing your BFP soon!!!

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March 3rd, 2010, 03:52 PM
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Thanks ladies! I will keep you updated with our progress
Always missing Raegan Lila 4/28/2011

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March 3rd, 2010, 08:04 PM
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Sounds like you are on the right track! Hope we are seeing a BFP from you soon!

(Also, $190 is really reasonable for an RE consult. Mine was $400 for our first meeting... hope everything else at your RE's office is just as reasonable!)

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March 4th, 2010, 04:40 AM
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Whew Kari that's expensive! I am afraid to see the bill for the ultrasound and HSG
Always missing Raegan Lila 4/28/2011

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March 4th, 2010, 12:03 PM
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GOOD LUCK! Sounds like a great appt!

Thank you GraysMama For my BEAUTIFUL Siggy!!!

BFP 11/09/08 M/C 11/11/08 BFP 01/02/09 M/C 01/29/09 BFP 08/26/09 M/C 10/02/09 Missing our 3 Angles
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March 4th, 2010, 02:08 PM
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Sounds like your doctor really took the time to listen to you guys, and address your concerns. Hope Clomid is the answer for you, and we get to celebrate your BFP soon!

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