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Plan B Derailed

Missed a call today from our RE’s clinic. They left a voicemail that make me want to cry and call them back, both at the same time.

Last week, my blood test revealed some abnormally elevated cortisol levels. The RE was concerned, so he had me come in this week to have my blood tested again. They called to let me know the following things:

1. My cortisol levels were still really high.
2. They’ve sent an urgent referral to an endocrinologist to have it investigated further.
3. Our IVF treatment cycle has been cancelled until further notice.

I am on the brink of crying, not just because this Marvelon is seriously fucking with my emotions (extremely irritable and anxious lately possibly because of it), but also because I’m:

A. So disappointed that we can’t proceed with the egg retrieval.
B. Actually worried about what might be causing the elevated cortisol.

All of my blood work has been normal up until now, and I doubt that the teenage brats at school are driving me nutz enough to cause a sustained elevation of cortisol!

Anyway, all I can do is keep my fingers crossed that I get in to see the endocrinologist soon, and we figure out what this nonsense is about.

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3 thoughts on “Plan B Derailed

  1. I’m so sorry for the bad new. This F N sucks! Excuse my French but sometimes F N is a necessary word. I do hope things work out and your Plan B is UNderailed and right on track.

  2. Boo, so disappointing. Sometimes I think that fertility clinics (even the good ones) don’t know how to deal with their LGBTQ clients. Considering the fact that it takes opposite sex couples an average of six tries to get pregnant, the panicked testing seems strange and possibly stress (read cortisol) inducing. In any event, I hope that all numbers are back on track soon.

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