I had bloodwork last week that confirmed that my CA125 dropped to 27.7 (from 34.3) after nearly 2 full cycles of BCP & Letrozol (my last day for the second full cycle of BCP is tomorrow). As I've mentioned before, while it's controversial as to the use of the CA125 test to 'diagnose' Endometriosis, since I made the decision to go with Dr. T for IVF3.0, I'm going with it. Dr. T wanted the level to drop under 30, which it has... this means I do not have to do the dreaded 3rd cycle of BCP/Letrozol and can begin stimming for IVF3.0 next week.
So assuming this is the first time in my 14 months TTC that I have a possible diagnosis, the treatment used is deemed effective (the level dropped), hence possibly giving me my first really good chance at conceiving.
However I do not expect that I'm going to be excited and optimistic, I just don't feel like I have it in me. I don't have the heart to listen to my meditations. It's all I can do just to give up the wine, caffeine and artificial sweeteners (diet coke) without some kind of guarantee. But I know all too well, there are no guarantees.
I do appreciate knowing that you all will carry hope for me, when I am not able to do so for myself.
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For now, the meds are ordered. The schedule is set, but always tentative, of course (and it's quite tight in order to finish just BEFORE my friends visit in mid-July). My July 4th plans are cancelled to be home for monitoring.
So for IVF3.0... I'm going to try to list (at least) one thing that I'm thankful for during each blog post. Today, I am thankful that my last BCP will be tomorrow (and that I do not have to do a 3rd cycle of BCP). Good riddance birth control pills!