a weight off my shoulders

Have I mentioned that I really do like my doctor? Oh yeah, I have.

I followed Dramalish’s advice – I baked and baked and baked. I delivered 5 different tantalizing treats yesterday, and the entire office seemed thrilled. I will probably do it again sometime.

Yesterday was my post-op. We went over all the pictures, and he gave me copies. Truly, they look like the inside of a chicken to me. Even though he told me which side was which, I can’t even remember now. He really only took pictures of the ovaries, because that’s where the endo was the worst. It was also on the back of my vagina, on my rectum, and a little scattered around for good measure. He did say it was Stage III, and that I’ve probably had it for years. We talked at length about recurrance and prevention, etc. I think I’m still grieving the diagnosis a little – I’m easily brought to tears by it.

The cervix thing seems to baffle him completely. He couldn’t even dilate my cervix to the 9mm necessary for the standard hysteroscope – he had to use a 7mm one instead. He called it “severely severely stenotic” and “very very rare”. He says it really bothers him that it’s so closed, particularly given that there is no real reason for it. He continues to think that a vaginal delivery is unlikely.

Today was my “consult”. It really was an ultrasound appointment where I went through my litany of questions.

The end result is this:

NO MORE CLOMID FOR ME!!!!
I did a progesterone level today to figure out if I’ve ovulated. If I have, I wait for my period, if I haven’t I take 10 days of Provera to expedite the process.
Then I begin injectibles/IUI. The plan is for 3, unless I balk after 2.
I’m still slightly skeptical that the IUIs will work for us, but I’m so happy to move on.
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~ by Larisa on December 8, 2005.

9 Responses to “a weight off my shoulders”

  1. I’m glad the baking went over well. Trust me, the bitching goes over better if you add sugar to it. Literally. 😉
    As for the diagnosis, I understand being taken aback, but try not to worry too much about the cervix issue… many of the women on the PGIF Resolve bb have a similar condition, and they are having healthy successful pregnancies.
    Injectibles was our “magic bullet.” I hope your skepticism gets blown out of the water after your 1st cycle.
    -D

  2. I’m glad the baking went over well. Trust me, the bitching goes over better if you add sugar to it. Literally. 😉
    As for the diagnosis, I understand being taken aback, but try not to worry too much about the cervix issue… many of the women on the PGIF Resolve bb have a similar condition, and they are having healthy successful pregnancies.
    Injectibles was our “magic bullet.” I hope your skepticism gets blown out of the water after your 1st cycle.
    -D

  3. That’s great that things are moving on Mrs. Hope. I hope things happen fast too.

  4. I like injectibles MUCH more than Clomid. Good luck!

  5. Don’t count out injectibles just yet! With the endo gone there’s surely reason for optimism.

  6. For me, the side effects of injectibles were much less than on clomid. MUCH. And to be honest, they really weren’t half as bad as I thought they would be.

    So glad you found some answers.

  7. Glad your appt went well. I know how hard it is to process a diagnosis and you definitely have to grieve. Hope your 1st IUI will be it for you.

  8. Glad that you are able to move forward. Will you start with the next cycle? Or do you have to wait extra time after the surgery?

    And good for the baking. Maybe that’s what I should have done.

  9. I’m so happy for you that you’re moving on to injectibles… I hope it works out for you.

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