Update

Sorry for the late update!  Everything went well.  There was a significant amount of endometriosis on my bladder, which totally explains the midnight and 3am bathroom runs.  There was some on my appendix and 2 small cysts on my right ovary.  Dr. R told J that it wasn’t nearly as bad as last time.  On one hand, that makes sense because the last time I’d had it done, it’d been growing for 22 years.  However, I was still a little surprised because of how bad the cramping had gotten lately.

We left the hospital about 3:30pm (had to be there at 8:30am).  We barely made it a few blocks and had to stop at the gas station because my mouth was so dry.  It was crazy busy so it took J a bit in there and I totally should have gone in and used the bathroom, but didn’t.  Well, I couldn’t make it home so then we had to stop  at Hardee’s to use the bathroom and since I hadn’t eaten all day, we also grabbed hot ham and cheese’s.  It has been that way the rest of the time.  I have to pee constantly.  I do have it drawn out to about every 45 minutes instead of 15 so I guess there’s some improvement.  I have a feeling it’s going to be a long night.  Luckily, I have Lorelei and Rory to keep me company.  Unfortunately, I’m already 6 episodes into season 6 so they won’t be keeping me company too much longer.  They totally need to do a Gilmore Girls reunion!

Painwise, it hasn’t been too bad yet.  My throat is pretty sore from the tube so I’m sipping water often.  If you want to stop eating bread, my suggestion is get a tube put down your throat because once it comes out; any bread, bun, or muffin kind of sticks in there and you need a drink to wash it down.  The incisions hurt the most when I go to the bathroom, but I did just take a pain pill to be one the safe side.  I plan to try and stay away from them as much as I can though so I don’t have to deal with constipation side effect.

Thank you again for all the love, support and prayers!  I don’t know what I would do without you all.  I know I still need to answer some comments on my password protected post.  I haven’t forgotten, just haven’t had the brain to form the comments yet, lol.

Lots of Love~Dawn

On Hold

Good news….I get to put the IVF vs. Adoption decision on hold, at least for awhile.  I went to the clinic on Tuesday for a general ultrasound.  I also met the Dr. for the first time (I’ve always had a N.P or P.A. til now).  I really like her, although, I really like everyone I’ve worked with at the new clinic.  After looking at the pics from my ultrasound, she believes I have stage 2 or 3 endometriosis.  It amazes me that they are the first to suggest this when I’ve been having some of the symptoms since I was 15 or 16 years old!  I’m 37 now, that’s a lot of years!

Anyways, surgery is scheduled for June 6th.  Dr. Ryan believes that our chances of getting pregnant will go up about 30% after the surgery, she did not say whether this is naturally or through IUI but she did say that she doesn’t think we even need to contemplate IVF for at least 6 months.  I am on bcp until the surgery and then we can try on our own the cycle immediately following surgery.  We will also be on vacation then so maybe that will be helpful.  She said they will also dilate my cervix more than it needs to be so that should help with the cervical stenosis problem the month we try on our own and that just leaves the cervical fluid problem.  Hopefully, preseed will help with that.  She also said that if/when we do the next IUI, we will just use follistim.  She believes that the pills are really messing with my lining because they block estrogen and follistim will not do that.

I know most people do not look forward to surgery, but I am.  I wish schedules would allow me to get in sooner.  I am so happy to have some kind of answer on why the IUI’s haven’t been working.  I know this doesn’t guarantee that we will get pregnant naturally or with an IUI, but it gives me more hope that an IUI will work eventually.  Praying that I never have to make that IVF/Adoption decision.  We would still love to adopt one day, it’s something we planned on doing before we knew were infertile, but then we could do it on our own timeline.