Thursday, April 5, 2012

Well Hello There Mr. RE

We had our appointment with the RE today.  It went well, although not too much was discussed in detail at this point.

- both of us had blood drawn for karyotyping (to check for choromosome abnormalities)
- he increased my Metformin dose from 500mg to 1500mg (I knew my ob/gyn didn't have the dose right)
- we go back in a month to get those results and discuss things further.  At that time I'll also have SIS (saline infusion sonogram) done to check for uterine abnormalities and possible scarring from the D&Cs.

So yeah, that pretty much sums it up.  We didn't really get any more answers today, but I didn't figure we would either.  I could tell he didn't want to get into the "what-ifs" until we get the results of those things, so therefore I didn't ask.  But I got the impression that he doesn't really see a reason why this is happening either.  I did ask him a little about egg quality.  He said egg quality does tend to be a little lower in women with PCOS but nobody really knows why, and this may or may not be a reason for miscarriage. 

Basically, to me it all sounds like a game of roulette.

Obviously I don't want anything major to be wrong with either one of us, but I'm already slightly discouraged that there likely isn't a reason for this.  As of now I have no idea what route we're going to take when it comes to TTC again.  Maybe he'll think more aggressive treatments will help, and maybe he won't.  Either way, I'm already dreading it...


  1. So much testing and a whole lot of uncertainty. It sucks. Besided PCOS, there is no other reason for our inability to get pregnant or stay pregnant. I am hoping you get some answers. I guess at the least, you will have more information to work with.

  2. I know EXACTLY how you feel. Hang in there, you are on the right path and in good hands.

  3. I hope your test results give you a bit more insight.

  4. I feel for you and can understand the frustration of the waiting've got a great outlook with keeping an open mind. I hope this next month wastes no time getting you and your husband the answers you want and deserve. You've been in my prayers, Jenny!
    I hope you have a great holiday weekend!