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!





Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tomorrow is the big day!!!

Welcome ICLW'ers! Is that a term? Anyway, a bit of background on my tale. I was diagnosed with Stage IV endometriosis last Feb (2008). My husband and I have been trying for over 2 years now to get pregnant. Little did we know we had such issues at hand! I've had 2 laparoscopies, the last one being about a month ago. Also, I had a hysteroscopy last week for some polyps that were found. We are starting IVF tomorrow!!!! I think that's that in a very small nutshell....

Things went well from last week's hysteroscopy. I didn't have any more problems after the initial wave of nausea. Spotting was minimal-much less than I anticipated! Glad that is all said and done! I go for my post op tomorrow. Though, I'm still having incision issues from over a month ago. How long did yours discharge? My belly button and and upper incision are STILL giving me such issues. I remember having these issues last time, particularly with my belly button incision. Seriously though, how many blouses will I potentially be ruining with this mess? And, is this normal?!?!

We start with Lu.pron tomorrow, and our antibiotic...I can't believe it's already here!!! How did it become the end of April so fast? We are very excited, but, also very nervous. A few weeks of the unknown are ahead of us. How will I react to the medicines? Will we be able to administer them correctly (some of them look a bit daunting)? Can my poor husband put up with me? Will my ovaries favor them? Will we have a successful cycle? Is this meant for us?

Here we go!!!!!!!!!!!
::Insert nervous anticipation here::

24 comments:

Kelly said...

YAY! I'm sure it will go perfectly!

mamamarie said...

I'm praying that all goes well with this upcoming regimen.

JellyBelly said...

best of luck with you!!!!

my belly button incision has been bugging me just a bit and i've been feeling pain in the lower incision (i got some quick stabbing pain while i went grocery shopping on saturday! and my belly button was bugging me today 'cos of the pants i was wearing). have you thought about doing a castor oil pack? it's helped with the healing of my belly incisions and it helps with adhesions!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I will be sending prayers and good thoughts your way!

Happy ICLW!

erin said...

there are lots of unknowns in yall's situation but praying that you have peace in the process. good luck:)

Christa said...

I'm praying this works for you!! Good luck:)

p1nkg0dess said...

What an exciting journey to start! Good Luck! You and your husband will be in my thoughts!

Erika said...

Best of Luck with your IVF cycle! I'm so sorry to hear you're still having incision issues. I hope they resolve themselves quickly!

Mommy of a miracle said...

How exciting, good luck!!

Jeanne said...

Good luck!!

Jeanne

deedee-7766 said...

did you have the polyps removed?

did you have excision surgery for the endo?

centerforendo.com

erc.activboard.com/

endo-resolved.com

also, napro followers check their progesterone levels 5 times post-ovulation

naprotechnology.com

fertilitycare.org

omsoul.com

Nic said...

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck with your IVF. I am sure you will cope with all of the meds etc. Good luck! Nic

callmemama said...

Tt all starts tomorrow! How exciting :)

Rae said...

Definitely starting (well changing?) the prayers for y'all.

Kristin said...

Good luck with your IVF cycle. Hope it brings you the baby you've been wanting so badly.

Duck said...

Best wishes on the cyle! it was a long time ago (I was still in my early 20's) and it healed totally within a week, even the big laparotmy didn't oozze at any time (but I was so young and otherwise "healthy"). Hope that it resovles soon!

Gina said...

Best of luck to you with your IVF!!!

~ICLW

Jennie said...

I will be praying for you today Allison! Let us know how it goes! Love you both, Jennie

Jill said...

YAY :) Good luck with your IVF cycle!

ICLW

Barefoot said...

Good luck with the Lupron! So exciting that your cycle is really beginning!

Amanda said...

Good Luck - will be thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Parenthood For Me said...

Good luck with your cycle! Wishing you well.
Erica
ICLW

Phoebe said...

I think any problem I had with my laparoscopic incisions after two weeks, I talked to my doctor about. I don't think they should be giving you problems this long! Wishing you well on your upcoming IVF. You may want to think about waiting another month to start until you've healed up. Just a thought.

ICLW

ErinLynn said...

first, good luck with the ivf process!! second, i also had issues with my belly button incision. I had my 2nd lap almost a year ago and it just stopped "leaking". also, did the doctor mention anything to you about the side effects of lupron? i gained 50 pds while taking it. =/ i really hope this is successful for you. it will give me hope