Have I mentioned how much I love my MFM doctor? I really do! He’s been amazing to me…I’ve only seen him once, but when I have questions or tests come back HE calls me personally! Can you imagine that?? A DOCTOR that makes phone calls with test results???
Therefore I dub thee: Dr. Freakin’ Awesome! From now on, that shall be how I refer to the MFM doc. I wish I could have him for all of my ob/gyn, infertility, MFM related appointments…
Anyway, he called me this morning on my way to work (DH was driving luckily so I could take the call). My über blood work came back (really quickly too, as I though it’d be late next week before I heard anything). He said everything came back normal except the MTHFR – basically it means that my body doesn’t hold on to folic acid (which is a tiny bit important when trying to create and sustain a life…). It also can cause clotting problems that can lead to miscarriage. He thinks however (and he told me this when I met him the first time) that my 2 losses had just been bad luck and it didn’t seem there was anything particular that led to the losses.
He’s going to send me in for one more test…some sort of enzyme. I don’t recall the name (I’ll tell you when I get my requisition form). He’s also giving me copies of ALL of my test results, in case I ever move or get a new doctor so I don’t have to repeat the tests! Did I mention how freakin’ awesome Dr. Freakin’ Awesome is?? Cause, well…he is! My DH is heading down there after lunch to get my results and the blood work order form.
So…what is the next step? I will be adding a folic acid supplement to my daily Metformin and Prenatal. Also I will start taking 1 baby aspirin a day. So that’s a total of 6 pills a day! Oh well…if it gets me my baby in the end it is absolutely worth it!!!
Can I just tell you all how happy I am right now??? It sucks that there is so much wrong with me, and that it’s been a constant battle with my body and doctors these past 3 yrs, 3 mo – but now there is a better answer, and a way to deal with it that just may work. Now with the combo of my Metformin (so I am FINALLY able to ovulate on my own) and the Folic Acid/baby aspirin (to keep my baby once s/he is concieved), this just may work out!! A huge swell of hope has hit me again, and it was MUCH needed!!
I emailed my best friend yesterday because I’ve been having such a hard time the past month with all of this. Baby announcements, births, preggo bellies everywhere and nothing for me but empty arms where my 2 little ones should be. It hit me hard yesterday…if you’re on twitter, you probably saw my Infertility Pity Party tweets all day…it was a rough one. But, now today! I have hope again, something which is desperately needed. This just might work…