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!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


My appointment yesterday went as I anticipated it to. There were some suspicious areas of my uterus that were detected during the hydrosonogram (very different from a HSG I should add; I'm allergic to that dye, this is just done via cath and uses water). Normally, in preparation for fertility intervention, my RE would schedule a hysteroscopy with such findings. Looking back through the past year, though, my RE decided that she wanted to try something else before resorting to a surgical procedure. Which, is fine by me.

The current plan is to begin Aygestin at the beginning of the next cycle to help thin the endometrium. The theory is that the suspicious areas could very well just be thickened endometrium...so, let's try this and see. I will have a repeat hydrosonogram about a month from now. We'll see how it goes! I'm hoping for the best because I am so not ready for another surgery...no matter how minor it may seem.

Oh, but, my ovaries looked "okay". I think there is something small hanging around on the right, but, better than usual which is exciting. We didn't even really discuss them at all!

I'm still spotting. Today is Day 13 and I still have spotting when I wipe. The RE did ask if I've had any abnormal bleeding after she saw the hydrosonogram. I'd say yes. Ugh. Another reason she is suspecting something is amiss.

FET will be sometime in APRIL/MAY now. A little bummed we can't have it done sooner, but, that's just the way the ball bounces. In the meantime, we are planning a mini-vacation to get away. We NEED to get AWAY!!!!!


Graham said...

Wow, that's wonderful that your ovaries are "unremarkable"!Isn't that what we all hope for. I hate waiting !!!! If it isn't for another surgery, it is another round of meds, or for our cycle.Did you see Celine on Oprah today, why didn't she do more to let people know how stressful and taxing IVF is!! I guess I should be happy that she mentioned it at all. Tonight there was a 55 year woman who just had a baby after 12 years of fertility treatment. She actually used embroys from over 10 years ago.

Kelly said...

Sounds like you have a great RE and I'm glad that you're willing to take the "wait and see" approach.

It also sounds like a great idea that you're planning a get-away. Keep us posted about where and when!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your doctor opted not to do surgery just yet. I hope that the Aygestin works and gets everything back where it's supposed to be for your upcoming FET!

Where are you looking to take a mini vacation?

Anonymous said...

well at least you've got a plan. i hope the vacation is awesome!

AshPash said...

Enjoy some relaxing away time to prepare for a beautiful embie or two to be transferred!

Jeanne said...


Smart idea to take a vacation!!! You two could use some time away!


jdeutsch said...

I thought this might be of interest regarding this post. There is some recent research about improving endometrium through G-CSF. You can read more about this here: http://www.centerforhumanreprod.com/news_csf_endometrium_cases.html