Hi Ladies, I need your help and support.
I am 38 and currently a patient of Dr Greenblatt's at Mt Sinai.
I had my first cycle in May of 2018. We did an antagonist cycle, which failed.
I have DOR and only one ovary. 5 years ago I had an ectopic pregnancy and lost my right side tube and ovary. At that time, the surgeon told me that my left tube was very badly scarred and blocked. So, on to IVF. It took me a few years to loose weight and get prepared to go through IVF.
My body did not respond well to my cycle in May. I ended up stimming for 18 days, grew 3 eggs but was only able to collect 2. Through ICSI, both eggs made it to day 3 (looking very good at one 8 cell and one 10 cell) but neither of these implanted. (both were put in on day 3)
So, here I am again.
I am full of worry. Worry of spending another 15,000 for nothing. Worry that my husband will be too sad if we have another cycle failed. I have thought a lot about buying a donor egg cycle but I do not feel ready to give up on having a genetic child of mine/my hubby's...
Dr Greenblatt will try the flare protocol this time, going for quality over quantity (though quantity will never happen for me LOL). The thought is that with my first cycle, that both embryo's were likely abnormal which is why they did not implant.
So i have been taking DHEA, Co q 10 and a Ova boost from Amazon that a few ladies swear by.
So my question to you all is..... what would you do? Do you think it is silly to keep trying with my own eggs? Dr Greenblatt is not optimistic and tells me to be guarded about the outcome. Husband says that he doesnt think he has it in him to keep failing at cycles, that it hurts too much.
If I moved onto a donor egg right away, my success would be much higher - and the baby would be genetically my husbands and biologically mine... I just dont know.
Likely I am going to try one more time with the flare protocol and my own eggs. Because mainly I feel that if I dont, I will always wonder what if....
Thank you all for your help xoxo