Two posts in one day- WOW!
Well, it’s important for me to update everyone that I haven’t had a chance to yet. I have had a TREMENDOUS outpouring of support today. Texts, calls, hugs- y’all sure know how to make a girl feel special!
So as I was sitting in the waiting room I realized I was preparing for one of two options: Either A: no embryos are normal or B: some embryos are normal and we will proceed with a transfer cycle. Then it hit me- when have I EVER been on one end of any sort of spectrum? I always have all these ideas of how things are going to go and then 90% of the time the universe throws me a curveball and puts me in a situation I hadn’t even considered. Naturally, this is what happened today.
I spoke with the doctor and found out I have ONE single perfect embryo that came back genetically normal rated as a 5AA which means it is starting to “hatch” and the cells are uniform. One of the genetically abnormal embryos came back with trisomy 21 which is Down Syndrome, and the other abnormal embryo came back with trisomy 18 as well as a chromosomal deletion which means it is highly likely that it would be a miscarried embryo. Due to the fact that we have one embryo we opted to do a mock transfer (or endometrial receptivity assay). Basically this means that I go through everything the same as an embryo transfer, but instead of implanting an embryo they take a biopsy of my uterus. This allows them to ensure we are doing our transfer on the most appropriate day to increase our probability of success. After this test is done, we will know if we need to change our medication protocol for the actual embryo transfer.
It was such a stress relief to know the results and I’m looking forward to the next step! The genetic testing also shows if it is a boy or girl, but the doc wasn’t willing to share that information this trip. I’ll have to think of something good to bribe him with the next time I see him!