IVF #4 Journal – Insurance, insurance, insurance

Aiya.. What a bummer.  I had a coordination phone call with my nurse at SIRM NY this afternoon, and she told me that my D3 bloodwork from last October is expired.  Aetna will need a fresh (or more recent) D3 bloodwork result in order to approve my treatment authorization and medications.  Sigh… why nothing is easy for me.  Without the approval from my insurance, I will not get my medications in time.  I freaked out after I heard that!!!   Emailed Dr Wang about this issue.  He suggested that I will switch to ethinyl estrogen after my EFT next Tuesday, and stay on it until I get my D3 bloodwork done.  Pray for me that everything will be okay, and insurance will approve my treatment request, so we can proceed.  

IVF #4 Journal – Estrogen Priming Stage

Getting excited!!!  So got a positive opk the past Friday.  LH surge last till Saturday, or the test line was actually a little darker than the one on Friday.  Emailed Dr Wang.  He said I can go ahead and start Estrace 2mg 2x a day today.  Also, due to my Luteal Phase Defect (LPD), I will have to start the Endometrin suppositories along with Estrace to ensure that my luteal phase will last till after my Endometrial Function Test (EFT).  


So far, my medications go like this:

4/10 (CD11) – starting to get +ve OPK

4/11 (CD12) – little darker test lines on +ve OPK’s (tested multiple times)

4/12 (CD13) – O Day

4/13 (CD14/1 dpo) – Start Estrace/Estrodiol 2mg 2x per day + Endometrin suppository 100mg 2x per day


New RE Consultation with Dr Jeff Wang from SIRM NY

Today I went to a consultation with my new RE, Dr Jeff Wang from SIRM NY.  He is my 3rd RE already.  I really pray that 3rd time is the chime, and God will use Dr Wang to help us to achieve our dream like… NOW!!!  

I guess Dr Wang and Dr T (also from SIRM-NY) are very famous.  I have heard, and also read from different TTC forums that a lot of ladies who have DOR issue have successful cycles with Dr Wang.  Plus, they all think that he’s the nicest and most attentive doctor in the world.  After hearing a lot of the positive feedbacks, I decided to go with Dr Wang.  I called to make an appointment back in the beginning of January, 2015, and I have waited 3 months to finally get to meet Dr Wang.  (For couples are who considering going for Dr Wang, he’ll be moving to the SIRM’s new clinic in CT starting mid June.)

My first impression of Dr Wang.. he’s a very gentle guy, and greeted us with a friendly smile, and the way he talked to us like he’s chatting with his friends, very genuine and sincere.  Not only I felt that way, even my hubby, who didn’t “get brainwashed” by the TTC forums also felt it that way.  So of course we asked tons of questions, and he explained and answered our questions very patiently.  Luckily, I went in on the earlier part my cycle (CD8), so Dr Wang said that I can start estrogen priming this cycle.  At the end of the consultation, he told me to email him when I get a positive on my OPK, so we can start the estrogen priming.  I was shocked!!!  I was like.. are you serious?????? Emailed you???? Not to call your office, or the nurse?????  Super impressed already!  

Dr Wang recommended me to do the Endometrial Function Test (EFT).  It costs ~$600 + $50 shipping and handling fee.  The reason why he recommended me to do this test is because of my history of endometriosis.  He worries that even I get great quality embryos(es), but if I have problems with my endometrial tissues, it will affect the implantation of the embryos.   So hubby and I decided to do the test, while it doesn’t conflict with the estrogen priming.  

So now, I’m just waiting for my positive OPK…