I thought that this week I would be getting the results of my PGS testing. I was wrong. Last Tuesday, Genesis received my second shipment of cells to test. We sent them 4 cells after retrieval 1 and 11 cells after retrieval 2. To prevent testing until both shipments were received, they placed a hold on my account. Last Tuesday they told me that my RE needed to give approval to start testing which he did .
I talked to them today and they are still waiting on my RE’s authorization even though he did this a week ago. He said he would do it again but I am getting a little frustrated. I know I will get these results at some point but it would be nice for this waiting game to come to an end.
On Sunday I started having some chest pains on my left side. I went to my GP on Monday and she said there was a small chance I had a blood clot. One of the very rare side effects of some of the fertility hormone medications I took are blood clots. I took a blood test called a D-Dimer. It measures a substance that is released when a blood clot breaks up.
If I had a blood clot, it would be positive, but a positive test does not for sure indicate a clot. On a random note, I asked her if she could also test my B-12 since I am doing a transfer soon. I have had it checked before but low levels have been linked to implantation problems and I wanted to make sure it would not be an issue.
Today my GP called and said my B12 was fine but D-Dimer result was 10 times higher than normal levels and I had to go to the hospital. I think infertility has made me lose touch with reality because my first thought was that I was glad that my B12 was fine. In reality, I should have been more concerned with the fact that I could have a blood clot (those are bad news).
My husband took me to the hospital for a CT Angiogram. I had another thought that made me wonder if I have lost touch with reality. Part of me wanted the test to show a blood clot. At least that could be treated and I would know why I am in pain. I just did not want more unanswered questions.
The test showed that everything is normal. My GE and RE had a talk about me to determine if there is anything else they should look at. Besides a Complete Blood Count (CBC) they did not think of anything. I get a CBC every year during my physical and am scheduled to do this again tomorrow. I have a feeling it will not show anything definitive. That is good but now I have chest pains, highly elevated D-Dimer levels, and no answers . Even so, I am still more concerned getting my eggs tested and getting those results. I would love to get some answers.