The nurse called today and said we will not be able to do the FET this cycle. My RE wants me to come in for another ultrasound when I stop bleeding. He wants to be sure the fluid is gone. I guess if I were to start the estrogen and start building up my lining it could mask the fluid. If the fluid is still there he wants to do a biopsy.
The ultrasound tech is on vacation next week and I don't have an appointment until August 8th.
I am frustrated to say the least.
Now the debate is whether to wait another 7+ weeks to do the FET (my cycles unmedicated are about 35 days), or whether to start another fresh IVF. I was willing to do the FET this cycle because it would give me closure on our cycle. I didn't have a ton of hope in the fact that the embryos that were frozen were as follows: 1 6-celled embryo graded 4+, 3 4-celled embryos graded 4, and one fertilized egg that hadn't started to divide. It was always very clear they were slow to develop.
So I'm working on a pro's and con's list of IVF and FET.
The only cost is the meds (estrogen)
It may work and we could get pregnant for the cost of one IVF cycle
It gives me closure on our cycle and allows me to say we completed an IVF cycle
The chances of success aren't great
Our embryos are not as many cells as they should be for day 3 embryos
We have to wait 7+ weeks
The best embryo may not survive the thaw and we would be left with only 4-celled embryos to transfer
Pros: Doing one cycle prior lets us know that we need to ICSI all eggs and may result in more embryos
We could be transferring fresh embryos in about 7 weeks
The chances of success are higher
We have all the meds we need
We can start this cycle (I think)
Our embryos could be slow to develop again
Fluid could return since we didn't know what caused it
I really can't make any decisions until the ultrasound to know whether the fluid is gone. Today W and I had a conversation about where to go from here, how much disappointment this has all been, how far we are willing to go with fertility treatments, and how this will all (hopefully) be worth it. Needless to say, the disappointment continues.