August 4, 2009 at 8:18 am 4 comments

Back in the early days of IF treatment, I wanted a diagnosis. I wanted to know what was wrong with super-husband or me that was keeping us from having a baby. And test after test came back normal.

Well,  I now have a diagnosis. Yesterday the nurse called with my money back gaurantee qualifying test results… and I have elevated FSH, which means I have low ovarian reserve. Or something. But it also means that I do not qualify for the money back gaurantee program. Which sucks.

I’m getting over it though. Having this diagnosis really helps us to quantify why we are doing IVF, and why we are doing it now. Yesterday before the results came back we were pondering (again) the idea of not doing this now, should we try on our own for another year, and came to the conclusion that no, we should do this now. We are tired of waiting, and I don’t have the emotional reserve to keep going through this process. But now that we know for certain that I have egg problems, and waiting could mean that we run out of time, we are finally at peace that we are doing the right thing.


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  • 1. Melissa  |  August 4, 2009 at 9:31 am

    I also have elevated FSH and my OB said I would probably only be doing egg donor but he gave us a referral anyway. Our RE said it was indeed elevated but not too concerned. We did one IUI which resulted in pg but ended up ectopic, not related to FSH. So, we are now moving to IVF because that was my second ectopic and the risk is much higher of another tubal if I do IUI. But, do not worry, elevated FSH is not too big of a deal when it comes to the specialists. Hang in there.

  • 2. annacyclopedia  |  August 4, 2009 at 11:18 am

    What a beautiful way to look at this diagnosis! I hope that the peace I feel in this post stays with you on the next steps along this road, and that this information brings you closer to better treatment and most of all, the baby you are both longing for.

  • 3. Kate (Bee In The Bonnet)  |  August 4, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I am so happy-sad for you that you have an actual diagnosis to pin this on. I know that numbers sometimes fluctuate, but I wonder why they didn’t catch this the first time around (I assume it’s due to fluctuation, but what I mean by that statement is that it’s a whole lot of wondering why on your part for the last several months when in fact there was an answer, but they just didn’t catch it. I think I’m just in the impatient waiting-for-diagnosis phase myself right now, so I apply that to others as well. You may be totally at peace with it, but I’m feeling pissed off for you that they didn’t notice this sooner, until it could cause you to be disqualified for their money-back program).

    I am *so* glad for you that you are able to look at this and feel even more confident in your readiness to move forward now. It sucks that you don’t qualify for the shared risk plan– it really really does- but I am glad for you that you are already in line to move forward with IVF anyhow.

  • 4. Io  |  August 4, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I am with Kate about being happy-sad. It sucks that you have elevated FSH. But I’m glad that it has solidified for you that the path you are on is where you want to be.


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After 5 IUIs, 2 IVFs, and the diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve at the ripe old age of 29, I am now looking for information on embryo donation and adoption. I'm taking a break from blogging but will return when our path out of the world of IF becomes more clear.

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