I spoke to the reproductive immunologist today. I had a phone consult scheduled for 1:30, but they were swamped when I called so the apt kept getting pushed back. I finally spoke to the Dr around 5:00! I have to admit that while it was annoying I never got angry. How could I get mad at the Dr who made a miracle breakthrough with my case???? He kept apologizing and said he had a crazy day. I can only imagine the number of patients he has locally in addition to the long distance ones like me. I am just so thrilled that he took me on in January without a waiting list.
I am finally going to get my Natural Killer cell level retested. He is calling in the service and I should be able to get it drawn this week or next. He is keeping the same dosage of intralipids as last month. I asked him about starting Femara because I am concerned about my gunky right ovary. I mentioned that I do not want to have to worry about waiting for the left one to take a turn. He said that he thought I did not want to do any meds. I was very happy that he thought that. We had our last conversation about not doing IVF and going natural so I can see why he thought I wanted no meds at all.
I explained that for the past year I had unruptured follicles backing up in my ovaries so I did not want to make it worse. But now, that issue seems to be resolved and I want to get more aggressive. He said that the Lupron trigger from last month probably had some residual effect. He wants me to continue taking the lupron trigger when I can. He said to hold onto the lupron becuase there is a shortage of it. I have about a year's worth of triggers in one bottle, so I am all set.
He said that Femara would make everything stronger and give me a better chance. I am so excited to try this. To be honest I would love to get twins and then be done and not have to worry about struggling to have a second child. I never took this before. I started out years ago with clomid and I hated its side effects. I have read that many women like Femara, so who knows?
I stopped the progesterone last night, so it will take a few days before AF arrives.