So that is exactly what we're going to do, my friends.
I adore G&B, in case I haven't told you. When we first started having trouble conceiving, a few of my former co-workers told me about their show. Once, I found it, I was hooked. Especially when they were cycling. And I think they are extremely brave, as celebrities, to put their infertility out there for all the world to see. Especially when most celebs are silent when they experience infertility. It helps to raise awareness for of the struggle that so many of us endure to have a family.
When G&B switched clinics to CCRM, I compared all of the different US clinic's success rates and CCRM was pretty impressive. However, we decided to move forward with the clinic in our area whose numbers were also very good. But after my cancelled cycle, I lost a tiny bit of faith.
I was bummed that I had to ask my doctor to test my AMH level to ensure that I didn't have diminished ovarian reserve. My test came back normal, by the way. So that is a big relief. Then I came across this article basically stating that the long Lupron protocol for IVF doesn't work well on people with low BMI. Lovely, I have low BMI.
So why, I ask myself, did my doctor do that protocol? I know it works for "most" people and they don't know how you're going to respond to the drugs until you're on them. But still. I trusted 110% for the first IVF attempt and now I'm starting to wonder if I should start asking a few more questions. Do a little more research on my own. Maybe get a second opinion?
We will likely stay with our clinic for this next IVF attempt but I want a second opinion from Dr. Schoolcraft at CCRM. Hopefully he will recommend the exact same protocol as my doctor is planning to do next. But if he doesn't, I want to know why he would do it differently. It will give me some information to question my doctor. I just don't want to have any regrets.
My unwavering hope that this next IVF willwork has not returned. Maybe it's because I have some work to do so that I can feel comfortable again...at least as comfortable as one can feel in this situation. So that's the haps on the IVF front.