Kauai & Fertility Update
As you might already know, Hubby and I are on the Garden Isle of Kauai. We are staying on the eastside of the island in Kapa’a, but have ventured all over the island exploring the island. This is our first time to Kauai and so far we like it, but we don’t LOVE it as much as we love Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. But, it’s still Hawaii and we aren’t complaining and it has been a wonderful getaway after our tough week last week when we found out that our FET didn’t work.
We did have a phone consult with our RE yesterday, I told her that we are seriously concerned that we aren’t going to be successful with the Attain program and she agreed (not reassuring!). She also doesn’t know exactly why we aren’t getting pregnant when we have good quality embryos and my lining has been a good thickness. I asked her if she thought it was more of an embryo quality issue or my uterine environment and she didn’t have the answer. She wants to do the luteal lupron protocol again that we did for IVF #2 and suggested that we could add growth hormone to the next cycle. She also said she would present our case to the other doctors at the clinic and might get more answers of how to help our next cycle be successful.
I have some big career changes happening, so I told her we would be on a break until the spring. She suggested that I start DHEA and CoQ10 in the meantime. Both are usually suggested for older women who have decreased ovarian reserve, but she figured it might help my situation. My RE was realistic that we might be getting the Attain refund and that if we want to continue to pursue active IVF that we go to Oregon or Colorado. We also discussed donor embryos and gestational carriers. Hubby and I have a lot to consider, we really hope life will joyfully surprise us with either IVF #3 or FET #2, but if it doesn’t happen we will address our plan at that time…..I don’t even want to think about it yet.
I’m trying my best to not think the worst yet and to try to enjoy our last few days in Kauai as much as I can. This post will be my go to place when I need a little sunshine on some possibly darker days ahead.