Just a quick note to say, thank you, friends. Thank you for the outpouring of love and support. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your comments, emails, phone calls, text messages. I will respond soon.
I have class today but am compromising: although I didn’t go to my morning class, I will try to make it to my evening class. I’m quite proud of myself for finishing my homework last night (read a chapter, re-create a document, take a test — on which I got 100%) and it’s because I feel so loved and supported right now.
Tomorrow, DH and I have a lunchtime appointment with Dr. A to discuss what our options are. If any of you have diminished ovarian reserve, are going or have gone through ART, or have low AMH and high FSH, I would welcome your input on the following:
- Any book recommendations — esp. ones that helped you quickly understand what the options are.
- I am currently reading The Infertility Cure
- I have my eye on Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility
- Questions I should ask Dr. A tomorrow — I am already planning on asking the following:
- How was I able to get pregnant at least once if my egg quality and quantity is diminished?
- What are my chances of a successful IVF vs. IUI?
- What is his success rate for women with diminished ovarian reserve?
- How much time do we have to weigh up our options?
- Is it true that the first round of IVF is often unsuccessful due to trying to get the balance of hormones just right?
- Could my data possibly be skewed due to a suspected chemical pregnancy last cycle?
- Is there anything that can be done to improve my egg quality and/or quantity?
- If so, how long does that take?
- Should I change my diet?
- What caused my low AMH? Is it related to endometriosis?
- Would it be helpful to get a copy of my medical records for my operative laparoscopy for endometriosis?
- Your thoughts on how to choose an infertility clinic
- All my miscarriage treatment has been at UCSD, should I get a second opinion?
- Is it important to like or have a rapport with your IF doctor?
If you have any thoughts or hard-earned wisdom, please share it in the comments or by emailing me at email@example.com.