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 vi.ag.ra 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!