Endometriosis, Infertility, Miscarriage and Life in general
I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!
November 20th- Our son Wyatt Landry was born into this world and carried into heaven by angels. We were 18 weeks pregnant.
September 14th- Hematoma found in uterus
September 4th-Heard heartbeat for the first time. WE ARE PREGNANT!!!!!!
August 1st- ET (2 of the 3 beauties)-other embie makes it to freezer
July 30th-ER (5 eggs=3 healthy embies)
July 8th-IVF#2 starts with Lu.pron
June 3- Start period/miscarriage
May 29- Confirmed failing pregnancy
May 25- positive BETA!
May 16- Remaining Embie makes it to blastocyst stage and is FROZEN!
May 14- TRANSFER 2 embies
May 11-Egg Retrieval; 7 eggs, 4 mature, 3 fertilized with ICSI
April 22-Start IVF (#1) process!
April 17-Hysteroscopy (3 polyps removed from uterus)
April 15- "Mock Transfer"; found a polyp
March 20: 2nd laparoscopy
Jan 27: Follie scan-endometrium not thick enough. Dr. called and wants to talk surgery because of ever-growing endometrioma
Jan 19: Start Femara, 5 days
Dec. 24: Start Femara, 5 days
August 30: First cycle post Lupron!
July 31: Endoscopy for nausea
July 25: Decline shot #5; start to taper off Lupron
March 31: First Lupron administration
March 13: Colonoscopy; endo adhesions causing recent "issues"
Feb 6: Laparscopy discovered Stage IV Endometriosis
April- Stopped BC
Sunday, August 17, 2008
That weird feeling has a name
I went to the GI on Friday for a FU to my endoscopy. I already knew my results, and, we really didn't even talk about that. Ugh, I always have questions I forget about until later! We ended up talking a lot about my current symptoms, which, he is chalking up ultimately to endo. I'm pretty much constipated (this blog is all about some TMI, right?) for over a month now, which, in turn is causing the dyspepsia (weird feeling in my throat I talked about in my last post) and NAUSEA. Oh, the nausea is just awful. Why so constipated? That lovely endo that was bearing down on my colon. Just lovely. I'm on a regimen of Miralax and Fiber supplement right now-for the next 2-4 weeks. I hope it helps. If not, then he wants me to try Senekot...but, he doesn't really want it to get to that point. Bless his heart-he was asking me if there was an endo surgery, or, if the GYN had planned on following the Lupron up with another surgery, or, if I could take Lupron again. I had to explain that it is only really approved for 6-12 months of therapy (the last 6 with add back) because of bone loss concerns. BESIDES, my colon stop up started the week after the 4th of July...2-3 weeks before the Lupron would have been decreasing out of my system.