Endometriosis, Infertility, Miscarriage and Life in general
I am 32 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis, PPD and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. 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!
Our rainbow baby
What is a "Rainbow baby"?
I found this description online. I loved it, and, I wanted to share!
"Rainbow Baby" is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope.
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
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Patience is a virtue?
Yeah. Not so good with that. LOL. I'm driving myself insane analyzing symptoms. Sooooooooooo ready for Monday! This really could go either way. Preparing myself for bad news, while remaining hopeful. Is hopeful pessimism real? ;)