Well, it's finally OVER. The appointment I have waited 2 1/2 months for has come and gone, and here's the verdict:
I will be approved for IVF if the tests they are running on 2/9/12 come back ok. On February 9, I will have my liver enzyme levels redrawn, additional blood tests done for possible related liver issues, and an ultrasound of my liver done, which will indicated if it is abnormally enlarged or if the bile ducts are starting to fail. All in all, it will tell us just about everything we need to know.
The doctor said she is hopefully optimistic, however, that all will be normal. When I had my liver enzymes checked in October 2011, my AST or ALT (I forget which one) was quite abnormal. The high end of normal is a number of 35 or less, and my number was 78. The day that this October blood draw was done, I had just finished a two week course of Levaquin. The doctor believes that this may be what triggered my increase in enzyme levels. She backed this idea up with the fact that the liver enzymes which were redrawn in December put my level at 38. She said that it's still SLIGHTLY above normal, but it is of no concern.
She did say that the hormone drugs related to IVF can cause high liver enzymes, but that they should return to normal once the hormones are done. She said she would be fine to approve me for IVF as long as all the new tests done in 2 weeks come back ok. We should know if we're ok to start IVF by the 16th of February. If we are ok, then that puts us starting the process either the end of February or the beginning of March. My next cycle is due to start 2/24 so quite possibly we can get my testing done immediately after, but may have to wait until the following (late March, early April) cycle.
All in all, great news and now we're just hoping that the 2/9 tests look good :)