Monday, September 20, 2010

Test Results...

Monday, September 20, 2010

I saw the Dr on Thursday and he gave me the results...I do NOT have NK Cells.

This is great. I think. At least if I did have them, I'd have an easy answer, with a pretty simple remedy...Prednisone. But nope, just old eggs.

Hoping all the supplements and Ayurveydic treatments I've been taking/having will pay off and the next (and maybe last) IVF cycle will be The One.

I'm in NY at the moment. It was a spur of the moment decision, after booking the ticket on Thursday morning!!! I left on Saturday evening and arrived yesterday. I needed a re-set and catch up with my friends, one of whom is the girl who offered to donate her eggs.

I'm staying at a girl friend's apartment. She and her boyfriend are away and she very kindly offered.

This is the view from bed...hello NY


Monday, September 6, 2010

The Last Piece of the Puzzle

Monday, September 6, 2010

I've been horribly neglectful, and for that I apologize, but I've had bloggers block. I can compose post in my head, whilst in the shower, walking the dog, or practicing yoga (when I should be concentrating on my breathing and bundas), but when I sit down to actually "write" it, there's nothing, nada, zip, zilch. My fingers and brain haven't been gelling.

Here goes...

After a couple of months on all the supplements given to me by the naturopath, I'm feeling great. My iron and vitamin D are low and my cholesterol is high. It's all being monitored with pills and potions.

Last week, my Mum told me about a fertility Doctor she had found out about. His name is Dr Gavin Sacks and he's THE ONLY Doctor in Australia who performs a test called Natural Killer cell testing. She reckons she told me months ago, but I would have remembered that.

I really wanted to do this test this month, so I can start IVF next cycle. I really don't want to wait much longer...

I called last Thursday, in the hope I would get a quick appointment, but knowing full well a new patient has to wait in the line like everyone else. I was told the earliest I could see him would be Sept 14th, not so bad. I called back ten minutes later to ask a couple of questions about the test. The woman was lovely and extremely helpful. She told me all about the test and that I actually didn't need to see the Dr before hand if I didn't want, but the test is done between days 21 and 26 of your cycle. Hmmm, that's soon for me, this week, actually. I begged but not in a creepy way, for a cancellation for this week.

I was told he'd been away and there was a back up of patients waiting. PLEEEEEASE, I can come at a moment's notice. She took my mobile number and promised it would stay next to her computer just in case.

All weekend I've been visualizing her calling me on Monday (today), to tell me there's been a cancellation and I can come tomorrow.

It worked.

I got a phone call this morning. My appointment is tomorrow afternoon.

Go figure.

I'll tell you all about it while I'm recouping...

It's really the last question I have about why I can't get pregnant. I've always said, I don't think my body knows how to get pregnant, maybe this is the reason.

til tomorrow...

N x

Friday, September 3, 2010

Good Eggs

Friday, September 3, 2010

I'm still very bloated and spoke to the Dr about it today. He said it's normal because there is blood in the cavities around my ovaries from piercing them yesterday.

I had two good eggs out of five. They were both fertilized and I'm being inseminated TOMORROW.