So, the Saizen arrived yesterday. I am somewhat thankful for that since I've heard that it is really hard to get. I guess the Federal government does not approve of its use for infertility. It is supposed to be prescribed only for those with HGH deficiencies. So, our usual pharmacy wasn't allowed to dispense it! I had to call my nurse who called another random mail order pharmacy and they were willing to do it. The nurse said this always happens...jeez, doesn't that make you nervous? But, I've heard all good things about it and unlike all the other stuff I am on, this one decreases fat and increases muscle (ah beautiful right?). Pair that baby up with my steroids and I'm going to be bulking up in muscle AND fat:-)
But, something occurred to me yesterday. Now that I am getting close to cycling again I was online and thought I'd look up fibroids. Apparently during my one day workup in August, CCRM found a small fibroid on the back of my uterus. My RE checked it out during the hysteroscopy and declared that it wasn't in the way and wouldn't affect implantation so we should just go ahead and forget removal. Apparently removing them can sometimes cause more problems than it solves. However, for the last few months I've had lower back pain and I thought I'd research if the fibroid could be causing it. Well, according to Dr. Google, Yes, it can be causing it. Then I read further about fibroids. They can cause lower back pain and disturbances in the bowel. They also grow with estrogen so tend to grow quickly with pregnancy and, shocker, they can cause you to not be able to carry a baby past a certain month. I immediately called CCRM and talked to my nurse. She said that my RE will do the hysteroscopy during ER since I am not transferring this time and if they see that it has grown or is likely to interfere, that they will schedule surgery to remove it a few days after ER. This sounds like a solution, right? But then, recall that the surgery center is NOT COVERED by insurance. I'm not sure that if I do need surgery they will allow me to do it at home. And, maybe I don't want my GYN doing it and would feel safer if Dr. G did it. Can we afford it? I feel like calling up the financial department to get an estimate just so I don't freak out...and I probably don't even need the surgery. But, part of me worries that my "normal, female" fetus couldnt' get decent blood flow because of my stupid fibroid! eeek. Oh well, I think I am just stressed. Stressed and on a budget.
Anyway, things are moving ahead I guess. If anyone has experience with fibroids, please comment and give me some info. I'm going to assume that my RE knows what he is doing and if he doesn't think it will interfere with pregnancy, then we will leave it. If it has grown a lot then we will price out surgery and see what we can do. By then, we will hopefully have a bunch of embies growing in the lab. In the meantime, maybe my back just hurts because of all this snow shovelling I am doing?