Monday, June 1, 2009

Update from RE...

Previously, more specificially in this post, I ranted on about the phone message I received from my current RE's office which left my jaw on the floor and in a confused state. This morning, I called them back to get some sort of clarification...

About 10am I got a phone call from nurse Mickey, (LOVE HER!) and she basically said that the nurse who called me must have mis understood my Dr's notes as no where did it say we were going straight to IVF but instead that was our next step if Injectibles/IUI did not work.

*Sigh of relief here...*

I asked/told Mickey about the autoimmune disorders that occur on my mom's side of the family and she immediately said that she wants to run the whole gambet of tests on me. When questioned if this could be why I have had chemical pregnancies in the past, she included as well that they were going to label it has "multiple miscarriages" so insurance would pay without batting an eyelash and they would also run all those specific tests...

I feel like a little fish in a big pond again. I mean, I know pretty much nothing about this side of TTC. Nada. Zilch. She rambled off a bunch of tests all of which I have no clue and said that we'll do this before proceeding.

*HUGE sigh of relief here...*

What I do recall her saying we are going to test is ANA, Antibodies, blood clotting disorders, Lupus, and we are going to re-test LH, FSH, Thyroid, T3, T4, and a whole list of things I'm forgetting.

Said since I'm going on like CD 35 still without ovulation, thanks cysts from inject cycle, they want to induce my period using Provera and once I start to call and we'll do the testing. I'm assuming it takes time to get the results and thus this next cycle is a bust as well so we'll start the cycle after with the newfound answers?

So.......... Here's where I ask for YOUR help! What tests, specificially, should I write down and ask that they be done?? All Mickey said was that they were going to do the "full workup" on me.

What do you think?? I don't even know where to begin learning all about this aspect of TTC! It feels so much more complicated and my brain is already stretched with learning what I have! haha! Gosh. Whoever thought TTC would come to all this... I just hope to get some sort of answers and start Injects/IUI again in July/August cycle!

4 comments:

Melissa said...

It sounds like your nurse is very competent and is running everything she possibly can.

At my Re's office if the #'s were off (my t4 for example) they told me so, but they don't help me with that. i had to go to my pcp again. ugh.

I hope you have better care at your Re's office :)

Michele said...

i agree... they sound like they are going to run a good workup. all i would add is maybe a list of all your family background issues so that, if any of them are uncommon, they can do work on those too.

areyoukiddingme said...

As I remember, there are ANA's, APA's, homocysteine, and all the stuff you mentioned. My doctor also wanted testing for Natural Killer cells (done at one particular lab {Millenova}, which doesn't take insurance). I can't think of any other tests that were run for my RPL issues, but we also have autoimmune issues in my family.

Traci said...

Meghan that is awesome news. I can't find my copy of all of the blood work they did on me, but I would request to lay down while they do they draw. It's a lot. The results come back within a week or two. The natural killer cell test takes a while. I am so excited for you. I just love Mickey too. She doesn't play around and she knows exactly what she is talking about! Yeah for you!