Humira worked! Now, what’s next?!

22 02 2013

This morning bright and early I got an email from Dr Braverman, saying:

“have your results in TNF 48 INF gamma normal 20 , all else normal , I think you are perfectly set for our bhcg and neupogen protocol which should also lower the TNF I think INF gamma is the more potent of the 2 and its normal now. As you read we have already helped block the action of the TNF so again this is ok to still be elevated. Your WBC was 3.0 so again neupogen should help this. “


So…. his nurse Sandra will be in touch with me to work up a calendar of meds so I know how much I need and when I need it by… then I will coordinate with the hubby to get plane tickets that work around our respective work schedules.  Not sure he will come with me to NY yet or not, I will be staying with his darling cousins again so I’m perfectly okay to do this alone, but I know we’d both prefer if he were there.  And he wants to eat more of cousin Joey’s gourmet homemade pizza, too.

I’m scared.  I was actually happier when I was just “resting” with all the embryos on ice because I wasn’t risking anything and it was all possibility and potential.  Now, even though I’m deliriously happy that the humira worked and I’m moving forwards, I’m also BIG SCAREDY CAT at the thought of putting embryos in and not… getting… pregnant.  Or miscarrying.  I mean, I read ALL THE TIME about ladies who think they have the answer, and it doesn’t work, and then they find out there was another problem.  And rinse, repeat!  I only have four blasts on ice, and we won’t be doing any more embryo-making, and we have ruled out all other forms of parenthood (egg donor, embryo donor, adoption, etc) for various reasons.  So… I have 2 chances here (hubby insists on saving money and doing two FETs.  Sigh.)


Thanks for listening 🙂



3 responses

22 02 2013

Yay, that is great news! I understand why you’re scared, though, but Dr. B would not have you move forward if he weren’t confident in a successful outcome. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you.

22 02 2013

Woo hoo! I get your hesistation, but agree with kboo above. Fingers crossed!!

23 02 2013

Such good news. I understand your apprehension about moving forward, but I have all the confidence in the world in Dr. B.

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