Friday, June 19, 2009

Moving on to the next step.

I wanted to update you on a few things and tell you what our next step is.

First off, let me tell you that as of May Blue Cross Blue Shield changed their criteria for infertility treatments. It used to be that you had to try for a year and if you had a miscarriage you had to wait another year because they saw those pregnancies as “success”. As of May, you just have to be trying for a year. It doesn’t matter if you had a miscarriage. I found this out when I went to the RE at the Reproductive Center.

On Tuesday I tested and got a negative. I just knew my period was coming. I called the Reproductive Center and ask if I could see my RE to discuss what my next step was. She didn’t have anything available until the end of July. I didn’t want to sit this cycle out so I asked if I could see anyone sooner. She gave me an appointment on Thursday with someone new. We went yesterday and as we were in the waiting room I got my period.

So we met with the RE, Dr K. She said why did you switch, you were seeing Dr.G and she gave you so many tests and she even gave you surgery, what happened? I told her that when I called she couldn’t see me until July. She said oh she probably could of moved things around if she knew what was happening. But I told her it didn’t matter who I saw I just wanted to move on to the next step.

So Dr. K was going over my tests and she said you have had a lot of tests done. She said the MTHFR gene mutation that I have could of caused my miscarriages. I am taking extra folid acid for this. She said on you are on baby aspirin and progesterone and its been a year trying on your own with no luck. She said she thought it was definitely time for the next step. She said we can either do Clomid and IUI or she said we could actually do IVF. I said no lets do IUI with clomid. I said I just got my period and she said lets do this cycle. So we met with the team nurse and she is going through everything. She said call us when your period comes. I said it just did. She said oh I dont think we can do it this cycle, they just put the paperwork in for the insurance and it takes 2 weeks for an approval. I lost it! I just cried. She said let me go to financial services and see what we can do. They put rush on it and my 3 day ultrasound and clomid , and ovidrel shot that I need to take are covered anyways. So hopefully the insurance will ok it by the IUI time.

Last night when I came home the pharmacy called me. They said I would need to start Clomid on Monday I need to get this prescription on Friday. They said they would call me back after they talked to my health insurance. They called back in 10 minutes with the ok. So we are all set.

I never thought it would come to this. I asked Dr. K why could I get pregnant so fast and now no luck. She said she sees it alot. Stress, your hormones change from cycle to cycle, it could be anything. They really don’t know. Unexplained infertility. I am just really happy that we are going this route this cycle.


Mrs.Andreazza said...

I wish you the best of luck this cycle! I really hope this is the one for you. My prayers are with you! I am glad your doc is on the ball with things and you are pushing forward asap!

Kristin (kekis) said...

That's great! Good for you for being proactive.

Anonymous said...

Good luck! I have a great feeling about this IVF!