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Sep 4, 2010 12:10AM
Danielle, thank you for weighing in... my hunch is that you're right... so I definitely won't be doing IVF while I have DCIS cells still in me. Danielle, your sweet boy is as adorable as can be... he is indeed scrumptious! I have only skimmed your blog so far but am curious to find more about what agency you used/what channels to adopt your son.
My infertility specialist had planned to do a Femara cycle for me this month. after having me on Metformin for three months. (For many women, Femara can work as a fertility treatment, not just a breast cancer prevention treatment, but it's taken on five days in the beginning of a cycle, rather than daily.)
But, now that I've found out I still have DCIS, I know she won't prescribe Femara. So, I've come up with a scheme. There are certain natural supplements (DIM, IC3, etc.) that have a similar estrogen-suppressing effect to Femara. So, this cycle, I took IC3 from CD3 to CD7 of my cycle... in hopes that it might have a similar effect on fertility (the estrogen-suppression phase causes the body to boost its LH and FSH, causing a stronger ovulation and healthier egg).
It's a kooky theory, but I don't see why it wouldn't work... we shall see if my theory holds true. In any case, doing it isn't flooding my body with artificial hormones, so hopefully I'm not doing any harm even if it doesn't result in pregnancy.
Julia ~ Dear friends, do what you can to help your body fight/prevent cancer. 1. Supplement with iodine and vitamin D. 2. STOP taking hormonal birth control/HRT. 3. Eat organic real food, not chemical or fake food.
11/13/2009, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+