Monday, November 4, 2013

WTF Appointment

We had our WTF appointment this afternoon. I was completely expecting to hear everything the doctor said to us, but it still shook me to the core.

We will be starting IVF#2 as soon as ovulation from this cycle is confirmed. The protocol will mostly stay the same with a few tweaks. We will be using a higher dose of the Follistim & Menopur. We will also do Estrogen Priming (to start one week before my period). And we will also be adding a steroid to the mix, Human Growth Hormone, to help boost egg quality.

This should make for an interesting Thanksgiving weekend. I have already written off the holiday season... it's going to be tainted with the stress of infertility no matter how you look at it. I guess there is some hope for Christmas. But if this cycle goes anything like the last one... I don't see how anything could be merry for a long while.


  1. Yay for a new plan! Estrogen Priming is one of the things on my list to ask about at my WTF appointment on Thursday. I don't think my clinic uses HGH, but I've been on steroids for both of my cycles. Let me warn you that steroids can be less than kind to your figure. I also had terrible insomnia on steroids and Lupron. GL, I've got my fingers and toes crossed for you!

  2. Yay for a new plan! I am glad your appointment went well and you have a plan!
    I have everything crossed for you that this is what you need.

  3. I have my fingers crossed so hard for your next cycle CC. I hope you're feeling okay after the appt. I'm sure it's hard even if you expect to hear certain things from the Dr. Hopefully the new plan will be just what you need!

  4. I'm glad you have a new plan, and I'm sorry that it was a tough appt, even when you're expecting certain things, it still affects you to actually hear the words out loud. I really hope these few tweaks are just what you need! I will be keeping everything crossed for you!!!! <3

  5. Yay for a new plan!!! I'm so sorry that it was a difficult appointment and you don't seem as confident or maybe hopeful as the first IVF. I really really hope these new additions to the protocol will be what you need to get KU already!! Everything crossed for you like always!!