Tomorrow morning will start with an Ultrasound and Bloodwork, Oh JOY!!!
I can feel my veins closing up as I write!! Ugh!
I am going in tomorrow for the suppression check. If all is well, I start on stims Thursday. If not, well, I'm not really sure what happens. I forgot to ask... :)
I have had several miscarriages throughout my life, but most were not certified by a Dr., just with POAS. I've had a hard time convincing OB/GYNs to take these seriously, since they weren't "documented" by a Dr. My official medical record shows only 1, but I've had 3.
Durring our IVF consult with the RE nurse, I said " I want a "recurrent miscarriage blood panel" to see if there are any obvious miscarriage reasons lurking in my body." I ASKED for extra bloodwork, and I thought my Hubby eyes were gonna bug out! LOL
My RE nurse blinked kind-of hard and said, "I'm sure the Dr. wouldn't mind, but your insurance might not cover it. My retort was "If I am going to spend $ 15,000 on trying to get PG, I don't mind spending $1500 to make sure I can stay that way." She laughed and said that sounded like a good plan!
Today I had her fax me the list of tests, so I could check on coverage with my insurance... Well, someone smack me, because I didn't know what I was asking for... The miscarriage blood panel consists of 15 different tests!!! OMG!!!!
How many of you remember these classic posts Spearing Olives and CD9 Bloodwork? I looked and looked for the post on my personal best, an 8-tries day, but it doesn't seem to be saved... not sure what happened to it. I'll have to remember to re-post it.
Let's just summarize by saying my veins suck and I am big chicken about needles!!!!!!!!!!!
I love my RE nurse, I really do!! She has ALWAYS been wonderful, and I am grateful to have her. I think I would have given up a long time ago if she hadn't been there for me.
In addition to being great, she just finished her CNP training. I think she goes for her boards sometime soon.
On top of all that she is newly pregnant. I think she is nervous about it, because of her job. I wish she didn't have to be insecure about it. Everyone loves her so much, and she already has to be terrified given how much she knows about the process. I just hope she is happy, the baby is healthy and that her patients support her throughout.
I ALSO hope with all my might that she will be the one doing the blood draw tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes!
Note: I have a list of all the blood panel tests, if anyone is interested in getting this kind of work-up done. Not every RE does this kind of bloodwork, but these are standard tests most labs can do. Just send me your email me and I'll send the list along!