Friday, October 2, 2009

And then there were 48 million!

What a difference a month makes!  Thanks to Tamoxifen & Arimidex we have 43 million more swimmers on a mission than we did last month (count increased from 5 million to 43 million).  And, they swim better, too (motility from 22% to 38%).  Based on those two factors, we're in IUI range now!  Morphology is still lagging near 0%.  Dr. B was quick to point out that morphology is a deal breaker and may lead us to IVF anyway.  However, IUI is at least an option today.  It wasn't a month ago.

I'm thrilled with the progress!  DH and I are going talk next steps tonight.  I'm hoping that we can an RE appointment set-up and try an IUI cycle in December before the IVF clinical trial in January.  DH may have slightly more patient thoughts on the matter, though.  We'll see. 

Ah, but there is one catch-22.  All the evidence indicates that the Tamoxifen/Arimidex are the cause of DH's recent extreme fatigue and depression flare-up.  DH had new blood work done today and will then go off the Tamoxifen/Arimidex for one week.  If the fatigue increaseses, then we know that the meds were helping and the cause is something else.  If it stays the same, we know the cause is something else.  If it decreases, we know the meds were the problem....and we find a Plan B. 

Even though I know that our chances of a natural pregnancy this month are very slim, I'm pretty sure that I won't be quite as "indifferent" as I was last cycle!  Thanks for all of the good luck wishes, crossed fingers and prayers blog friends...progress, slow but sure!

9 comments:

Jen said...

That is awesome news! Good luck this cycle!

Michelle said...

Congrats! I love to hear great news, especially about swimmers!

lowfatlady said...

Congrats on the good news! I am always a lot more impatient than my husband. Good luck with the potential IUI :)

Hope Springs said...

That's great news - hope it leads to more great things...

'Murgdan' said...

That is absolutely AWESOME news! So excited for you guys...progress progress progress!

Lauren said...

I'm so happy to hear this update!

Marla.z said...

Wow, that's impressive! Really impressive! And now, for all your hard work, I have left a gift for you on my blog. Check it out.

Jess said...

That is WONDERFUL news...I'm so happy for you guys! I'm praying your hearts get blessed with a baby within the new year!

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Hillary said...

That is GREAT news!! I think those are definitely in IUI range (although the morph is debatable). Congrats on the happy news :)

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