Well, Mr. Free and I met with our new RE (reproductive endocrinologist) 2 weeks ago, and then I went in for a quick exam last week.
In going over our history and my current medical concerns, the Dr. was very optimistic that at the end of this road we will be holding a healthy baby! As much as I want to believe this, and know that I should be thinking positively, I'm still very skeptical. My heart has just been shatterd this past year, and I'm terrified of getting my hopes up again. For now, I'm just taking life one day at a time.
Anyways, here is the plan for this next cycle:
CD 3: Blood work to check for many factors that could contribute to early miscarriage (blood glucose, thyroid, antibodies, clotting disorders, etc.)
CD 7: HSG at the hospital: this looks for structural problems in the uterus such a scarring (I'm pretty nervous about this...)
CD 14: Sonogram
CED 26: Endometrial biopsy: This checks the endometrial lining for a luteral phase defect (Not going to lie...I've been terrified of this! I have negotiated and gotten valium out of the deal! Hoping to get some for the HSG too!)
Then after this, the Dr. will look over all results and see if we can come up with a cause for my losses.
If so, we will obviously fix it.
If there isn't a cause, we will proceed trying to conceive as usual for 2 cycles, using OPKs and if no pregnancy or another miscarriage occurs, then we will do laprascopy so he can see inside my uterus to make sure I do not have endometriosis.
But I'm glad I have support.
And I'm very thankful to have an optimistic doctor.
And an optimistic husband.
Mr. Free and I appreciate all the prayers for us and our journey.
We are praying hard for answers and a healthy baby soon!
P.S. If any of you have experienced any of this testing, for any reason, please let me know how it was! The "unknown" can be so frightening!