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
Monday, August 30, 2010
We are quite the topic of conversation
Or, so with my Reproductive Clinic it seems. I got a random call from one of the nurses last week and she said that we were discussed at "conference" on Weds. Conference is a gathering of minds in the respective field to go over "tricky" cases or to get mutiple opinions on courses of treatment. I told her I felt quite special that we were presented. LOL. Mostly appreciative, really. The discussion was on how to get my lining to thicken up, especially in the wake of my newest, short, weird cycles. Verdict? Prep as almost as if we were doing a full blown IVF, but, with just a transfer procedure at the end. So, essentially, a few more drugs in the normal FET regimen. I'll start out with BC (well, for me, Aygestin), then Lupron, Gonal F, etc, etc, etc. I need to talk to my insurance company to see if I have any more drug allowance. That'll really be the deal breaker for us. We've already paid up front for a normal FET cycle. With a few more ultrasound vists and more drugs....I just need to make sure that aspect is covered. So, not sure when, or if, this plan will take place. But, it's nice to feel thought of.