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Decision!

07/20/2012

Belle

Thank you all for your opinions and success stories! They made our decision so much easier. Again I find myself wondering, “What the heck would I do without this community?”

Mr. Husband and I talked a bit last night and again this morning and have decided that we will be transferring to Dr. B!

Before we ship our embryos up, though, we are going to see how my blood glucose and fasting insulin tests come back and how he will first treat the ovaries prior to transferring. If he lets me try Metformin (which I’m really hoping he will – hello ovulation and pooping!) I have pipe dreams that MAYBE we’ll get lucky and *poof* ovulation will restore and I’ll get knocked up the old-fashioned way. Yeah… probably not going to happen but a girl can dream 🙂

I have to fast for the blood tests so I can’t go today, but will go on Monday a.m. If the crappy lab I go to can get their act together, he should have the results by Wednesday and we’ll see how to proceed.

I’m excited y’all! I feel good about this decision. Even if it means waiting a few more months to transfer in order to rein in my ovaries. Just like everything else in grown-up life – slow and steady wins the race, right? I feel so much relief to be doing this and am ready to enjoy my weekend!

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  1. 35life #
    July 20, 2012

    Hooray! Great news! Doesn’t it feel great to feel like you’re making progress, even if only in conversation? Can’t wait to hear how things go. Have a great weekend!

  2. July 20, 2012

    Yay! I’m on metformin even though my tests have always come back low normal, and my ultrasound after four months on it showed my first ever non-cysty ovaries. So maybe those pipe dreams will come true! I’m excited that you found a doctor that gives a crap!

  3. July 20, 2012

    Similar to April, and many others, I don’t test as insulin resistant and my tests always come back normal, but Metformin has resulted in regular cycles for over a year, now. Also, I don’t know if it is so far-fetched to think that once you begin ovulating regularly you may be able to conceive naturally or with a Clomid cycle or two!

  4. July 20, 2012

    Glad you made a decision! I’ll be doing the glucose test on Monday as well 🙂

    • July 20, 2012

      Yay! We can be hungry and grumpy in blood labs together! 🙂

  5. Jay #
    July 20, 2012

    Yay! Glad you could make a decision you feel good about..

    After reading your post, I started reading up on myo-inositol- I wish I’d heard of it sooner. Interesting stuff, after I do enough research, I’m going to write a post on it.

    Best of luck for the Glucose test, are you going to be doing the glucose tolerance test (GTT)? I should warn you though- people without overt insulin resistance (as determined by the GTT) can STILL have PCOS. From your pictures, you seem to be in really good shape, you may not have overt insulin resistance (which is a BIG cause of weight gain). I had something like PCOS, but without the insulin resistance component as measured by conventional tests (The best test, btw, is not usually done, its called the euglycaemic glucoseclamp test). I totally killed my 2 hour GTT, and it fits in with the fact that I never normally put on weight, and I LOVE my carbs. I’ve always wondered how I would do on the clamp test, but its far too much trouble to find out 🙂

    With PCOS, best to treat it empirically (with either Vitamin D , metformin or maybe myo-inositol) and see what happens. Are you getting DHEAS, Testosterone, SHBG, AMH, and the FSH:LH ratio tested as well?

  6. July 20, 2012

    Hooray for a decision! I think it’s a great one.

  7. babyfeat #
    July 20, 2012

    Yay! I’m so glad you made a decision that you feel really good about and it gives you something to look forward to

  8. millionbabysteps #
    July 20, 2012

    So glad you guys got it figured out. Hope dr B continues to be an angel doc – he sounds great.

  9. July 20, 2012

    Yay!!!

    Metformin was awful to me, but maybe since you are often stopped up it will be better to you. If I was even a few minutes late in taking it (I had to take it at a certain time, 3x daily) I was on the toilet in massive amounts of crampy pain, pooping my brains out (tmi? maybe?). It was so bad that I just stopped taking it. Not that you shouldn’t try it, but if you end up like that then know that it’s a side effect and not some crazy new disease!

  10. karaleen #
    July 20, 2012

    Yay for Dr. B. I read about your consult after the decision was made…but he was my choice all the way. FYI….I just emailed you a PCOS diet my RE uses …it is very, very simple to follow. He is awesome and specializes in PCOS patients at his clinic. I don’t have PCOS…but I do have two awesome babies thanks to him and his team and he actually has every patient follow the maintenance part of the diet while going through treatment to keep hormones balanced since a lot of people tend to consume way too many carbs and sugar when under stress and it can then mess with your hormones when all that glucose is surging through your system.

    I am very excited for these next steps for you.

    kd

  11. July 22, 2012

    I was obviously late to the last post. Glad you chose B. So so excited for you hon!

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