my life according to tests
I really don’t always want my blog to be about my miscarriages. I want this blog to be about my life and unfortunately, for me, that is a big part of my life right now. So remember when we had the second miscarriage I told you we were going to start testing? Well we did it.
We had a thyroid panel, a blood glucose panel, an autoimmune disease panel and a blood clotting panel run. Everything came back negative. It was a huge sigh of relief to not have anything wrong with me but at the same time frustrating that we still do not have any answers. Medically, my body should be the perfect host for an embryo. But I think the alternatives could be worse. I mean I don’t want Lupus or diabetes or anything, you know?
The next step would be to do chromosomal testing. BUT. Our insurance doesn’t cover it and it is a $3,000 test. My doctor said that chromosomal issues are extremely rare. So rare that my OB has never even diagnosed it in his career. So after some soul-searching and long talks with my doctor we all decided to hold off on that right now. Since the aforementioned tests all came back negative we are going to try again. But not for a while.
Two miscarriages in five months is a lot and has taken its toll on my body. So we are going to stop for a little bit. We will start trying again in October/November. Hopefully we have no problems getting pregnant again and that the third pregnancy will be the charm. If, God forbid, we have a third miscarriage we will do the chromosomal testing and we will start the adoption process.
So. That is that.
For those of you who may be going through similar situations and want the actual medical names of the tests I had run just email me and I can give you more details. Again…thanks to all for the incredible support you always give.