- HSG - I haven't had an HSG done and, after finding out the news of the removal of my right fallopian tube, I'm pretty sure the RE will want to determine the other tube is open and that there is no damage to the uterus. This one is pretty much a given.
- SA for The Hubs - While The Hubs did have an SA done in November 2008 (with excellent numbers I might add), it is also pretty much a given that the RE will want another SA done to confirm there are still no problems with the little swimmers.
- Pituitary Adenoma - I suffer from chronic headaches and serious fatigue, as well as infertility and difficulty losing weight. I have also been previously treated for Hyperprolactinemia, which is a common symptom of a pituitary adenoma. Based on the questions I was asked by the PA and these factors, I feel the RE will probably order an MRI of the brain.
- Sleep Apnea - Based again on my constant fatigue and lack of energy, my inability to sleep through the night and the fact that I rarely sleep deep enough to not know everything that happens during the night, the PA thinks it likely I have sleep apnea. I think it's likely as well seeing as my dad and all three of my siblings have it, I'm overweight and The Hubs has actually woken me up before because I hold my breath in my sleep.
- IBS - The PA also thought it may be possible that I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome because of the stomach problems I have. I've always thought it was probably down to the Met.formin, but I have been on it for nearly two years and had these problems before and have seen no improvement.
So that's what I'm expecting from our visit this Wednesday, in addition to the normal bloodwork and the directive to lose weight. We were also told this cycle would be a completely natural cycle, so no Fe.mara, no Clo.mid, no soy. Just good ole' me. I know there will be a baseline u/s Wednesday so we can determine if I developed any cysts on the ill-fated Fe.mara cycle. Hopefully, there will be none to speak of!
I'm excited to learn what our plan of action will be. I feel like we're really getting down to the nitty gritty now and getting started for real. I talked to my insurance company before the first visit and was surprised to learn that all our fertility testing would be covered! That's great news! The bad (but expected) news is that none of the treatment will be covered. But that's okay. We were expecting that and I'm just overjoyed to know I won't have to come up with the money for the HSG and probable MRI out of pocket!
In other news, the May Secret Pal assignments have gone out and I have received a lovely award that I need to follow through on! Hopefully, I'll get to that in the next day or so. Love to you all!