March 18, 2010

Long Time No Post & Immune Results

Hey Everyone,

I know it has been quite a little while since I posted but Mr. Blessed Bud and I had been waiting on our Immune Testing results. Since we were on a break I just took some time to relax and get my mind off TTC and onto some of the other passions in my life that I had been neglecting like writing, theatre etc. TTC can be filled with hope and at times it can be filled with frustration. Prayer has gotten me this far and maintained my sanity.

Immune Testing
These are the tests that we had done: Natural Killer Cell Assay (White Blood Cells) , Th1/Th2 Cytokine Assay (T Cells), Reproductive Immunophenotype (Lymphocyte Cells), DQ Alpha/HLA Antigen (Genotype Match between male and female partners). These tests are costly and are not covered by insurance. There are some RE's who believe in immune testing and some who don't. My RE does believe in immune testing. Although I was not happy about the price of the tests, I can say that I have peace of mind. On a positive note, all of our Immune Test results came back NORMAL .

What's Next
I am waiting on AF so I can go on BCP's for FET #1. I feel much more relaxed for this upcoming cycle and I am happy that Frozen cycles are not as stressful on the body and mimic natural cycles more closely because your body is not being pumped with a whole bunch of injectable meds. I am thankful we do have frozen embryos and I am praying that God is going to work things out at his appointed time...

Until Next Time,


Flora Bud said...

Ugh, I hate our insurance companies.. they do not want to work with you.
Im praying for you that everything turns out for the best this cycle.


Ms. Understood said...

Good luck BB. Hoping the best for you.

Dandelion Bud said...

Hey least the FET will be easier on your body!! Wishing you the best for your totscicle!

sienna said...

hi there - first, just want to wish you luck on your fet round! secondly, i noticed you're in ny. if you're in nyc, can i ask you who your RE is? i just had a failed 1st ivf cycle (have pcos) and i'm convinced that i need to do the step up, step down method but my RE isn't into it, so i'm shopping for a new one. if you can email me at i'd really appreciate it. thanks!


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