Thursday, September 8, 2011

Have I told you that I have the best doctor ever?

My second beta today was 160, which gives me a doubling time of 31 hours!

Doubling darkness pee-sticks from 6dp5dt, 8dp5dt and 10dp5dt

Remember, way back when, I talked about how Dr. Sher believed that I had activated natural killer cells?  Since we didn’t have time to do the full blood work before I needed an intralipids infusion, we just went ahead with the infusion and drew the blood while I was in Vegas. 

I got my results back today and I do have activated natural killer cells.  Read up on Dr. Sher's blog for the full description but what I understand this to mean is that I have an autoimmune response to implantation where my body would fight the embryo trying to implant and thus even if I did transfer a perfect embryo my body would not allow it to implant.

Can I reiterate how smart my doctor is and how glad I am that he let me go through with the intralipid treatment!  If I hadn’t this little bubble wouldn’t be growing in me now!!

For any of you girls out there with endo, I really encourage you to look into activated NK cells, talk to your doctor.  According to Dr. Sher 30% or more of women with endo have this problem, and if you have a family history of thyroid conditions the risk is even higher.

For now I am just relishing in the fact that I listened to my gut, I went to the best doctor I could find and it was the right decision! 

I just realized I never filled you guys in on the V-supps either (well besides complaining about how awful they were).  My last, cancelled cycle of IVF after 5 days of stims my uterine lining was only 6mm thick.  Dr. Sher will not transfer an embryo unless the uterine lining is at least 9 mm thick.  This time, after 7 days of stims and suppositories, my uterine lining was 11 mm!  Just for reference, even with the v-supps, it didn’t even reach triple stripe, which means it’s a damn good think I took those awful v-supps or we might not have been able to transfer my two beautiful little bubbles!


  1. I am just getting around to checking blogs this week but OMG!! Great beta's!! I am so excited for you!!

  2. AWESOME beta!!! And beautiful pee sticks! I'm so so so happy for you, Lindsey! :D

  3. That's wonderful! So glad you have such a wonderful doctor! What great beta numbers!! You must be so excited! :)

  4. Congrats Lindsey! So exciting, hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months :)

  5. Awesome news! And a huge CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    I'm a firm believer in intralipids. I know I wouldn't be where I am without them. Love Dr. Sher, though I've never been in treatment with him, his podcasts and research are invaluable to the IF community!

  6. joining late but I'm thrilled for you!