Well as some might know, Travis and I are doing In Vitro! We are so excited for this and can't wait to get started.
We were supposed to start the beginning of this month and came home from our Drs. appointment super excited!! And then the Drs. office called saying I had an ovarian cyst that was producing too much estrogen so we couldn't start this month!! We were so bummed but grateful that we would get to enjoy a relaxing Christmas and New Years!
They put me on birth control to get rid of my cysts so we can start IVF January 13 which is a little crazy considering I miscarried 3 years ago on January 13!!! We are so so excited! I am real nervous for the first week of injections though not looking forward to those but hey, I'm gunna do whatever it takes! So that's the most recent news for us I will post about my birthday and Christmas another day!!! :)
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Alright i know i said that i would post back after i found out the results from my 1st IUI but it seems that i mostly update my instagram and sometimes facebook more than anything! So for that i am sorry!
Well lets just get right down to business then, my first IUI didn't take so we did the exact same thing, double doses of Chlomid for days 3-9 of my cycle take an ovulation prediction kit, come in after we got the double dark lines. IUI #2 was initiated. This time around i was really excited because i didn't have any of the negative signs this go around that i had last time. I was sure we were pregnant! But of course as life would have it #2 didnt take either.
So being a little disappointed and a little exhausted i called my Dr office to see if we could get more Chlomid to start round #3. To my surprise my Dr. said that he only wanted to try ONE more IUI before talking about In Vitro. But before we did anything else he wanted me to come in to get a test done that i had back in 2010 a Hysterosalpingogram which is where they shoot fluid up the uterus into the fallopian tube to see if it is clogged or open. Because i only have one Fallopian tube it was kind of a big deal.
Well after much fluid and much pushing and poking we saw fluid flowing through the tube meaning if it was clogged it was now open and letting things pass through it, but as he started to look more he noticed my ovaries weren't popping out at him like they should when he pushed on my abdomen. So after some more pushing and poking he told me that my ovaries are being blocked by scar tissue and being help up against my insides, meaning that no eggs can leave my ovaries to be fertilized, so it didn't matter if my tube was open or not.
After this news i was a little down and frustrated and asked what my options were. Option #1 get surgery to try and remove scar tissue and then wait a few months to recover before trying to conceive again, or option #2 start In Vitro since the only problem we have discovered is that we cant get any eggs to get to where they need to be to get fertilized.
Well this January 13th marks the 3 years since i miscarried our first pregnancy I'm don't waiting and i just want the fastest route we can get on! So Travis and I decided to start In Vitro!
But wait there is more, you didn't think it would be that easy did you?
The embryologist will be out of town for 2 weeks in January for a conference so in order to start the In Vitro process THIS month i would have to start my cycle no later than Dec. 14th! Well on my calendar on my phone I'm predicted to start on the 14th so lets hope that my body decided to work with us, because if I'm any later than the 14th we have to wait a whole month to start In Vitro on the next cycle.
Can i also tell you i am terrified of doing In Vitro, we got a packet of everything we have to do for that whole month and all the medications and INJECTIONS(yes i have to give myself shots through out the whole month!!) i have to take, and that i have to be put on bed rest for 3 days after the insemination of the fertilized eggs! I am only allowed to eat drink go to the bathroom and lay in bed watching movies, But only comedy, happy movies! No drama no suspense no horror! I mean this is a big deal!!
I'm a little worried but i know that it will be easier than i think, plus my Dr and his staff is amazing!! If anyone reading this needs a fertility Dr to go to i am suggesting you go to Dr. Larry Andrews at East Bay Fertility in Provo UT. They are amazing!
So this is my update as of late and now all we can do is wait til the 14th of December to see what we do next!!
Travis and i are super super excited and hope this is the answer to our prayers.
If all goes well and we get pregnant off of this, then after i give birth to our first child sometime after that i will go in for the surgery to remove the scar tissue so that we might be able to conceive on our own and not have to use In Vitro every time. But who knows what will happen in the future so i guess we will just wait and see!!