FET #4 Update
Life has been busy and a lot has happened in regards to starting our journey for #2. In January, I finally got my period after 30 days of estrace and 10 days of provera. It was just a reminder how much I dislike being on hormones but as always it’s just another thing you just have to deal with. Over a week ago I got my meds and the FET was approved. All I had to do is stop the BCPs and wait for AF to start the Estrace but now we (I) have another barrier……. Since I had Coen I have been dealing with some stomach issues. I have always had digestive problems all my life but this was different. I thought it was my gallbladder and had an ultrasound a few months ago to find out I just had some “sludge” or debri in my gall bladder. It could be causing my problems but I figured I would deal with it as it was not necessary to have my gall bladder removed. After a few weeks of more stomach issues, sleepless nights in pain and beginning to fear food I finally saw the Dr. Long story short I also have elevated liver enzymes and have tested positive to having some autoimmune antibodies (Antinuclear Antibodies) in blood. The two may or not be related but I have to go for a liver biopsy Thursday.
The FET is postponed until after the biopsy. It wasn’t until I started typing this post a few days ago that I started to put two and two together. I googled ANA positive and failed IVFs and found a ton of info. This made me nauseous. I am starting to wonder if this was my problem all along and the reason for failed implantation? Oddly enough the time that actually took I did take Claritin and Benadryl which I had seen was an autoimmune protocol that some other women had done. I figured it was worth a try. I am not sure if this helped or it was just a coincidence. All I know is I have one beautiful little miracle. The problem is my heart selfishly aches for another and I am not so sure it is in the cards for us now depending on my diagnosis. Even if things look good I wonder if I will continue to have failed cycles. I am not ready to give up yet and until we figure out what is wrong I am trying to have faith. We are already so blessed with one perfect little man.