Saturday, April 2, 2011


That's the "category" of infertility we've been put into.

We finally saw the RE (reproductive endocrinologist, aka fertility specialist) on Tuesday. I didn't know what exactly to expect but on the list was definitely not what I got. He wants to do a laproscopy to check for endometriosis. Of course that's the one test my OBGYN and I talked about and decided not to do since neither of us think I have it. Apparently, some people don't have any symptoms, except difficulty getting pregnant. So it's better we check and be sure and take it out if there's any there. Luckily, though, I can have my OBGYN do it so I won't have to drive as far or wait as long to get in to do it. Of course when I called to schedule that appointment, I was told I needed a referral for endo and that the referral I have for infertility won't work for the lap. Wonderful... so I called my regular Dr and had her put in another referral for me so I can get that done. Who knows how long that will take to get approved... and THEN I can make the appointment to talk about and schedule the lap. GRRR!!! I could have waited a couple cycles before doing the lap but since we're running out of time, I want it done ASAP.

Then the plan is to jump into injectable hormones with TI (timed intercourse), which means cycle monitoring and probably more time missed from work. My insurance will only pay for meds when used with TI and since injectables are the most expensive ($2000-3000 a month without insurance) we're going to go that route first and see what happens. Then, I can use any leftover meds for IUI if needed. I'm just hoping that if my lap ends up being next cycle, that we can still do the meds that cycle too. I was told there's not much down time and that you can still TTC the same month you have a lap... I just forgot to ask about the meds. So I guess we'll see. Or maybe we'll get a BFP this cycle and not have to do any of this. But who am I kidding.

The good news is that he is also not worried about Ken's morphology and is happy to see he has such a high count. So that's one less thing to worry about.

Well, my meds for next cycle arrive on Wednesday. Here's to hoping I don't have to use them.

1 comment:

  1. I understand how you feel! We have been going for so long and you just get ready to go right away...but it never works on that schedule. So frustrating, hopefully the stuff will work out quickly and you don't have to jump to the next step.