November 24, 2008

On the Mend

Thanks all for your kind words, they meant a lot to Amy and me. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again. Both procedures last week went fine and the only real pain I felt afterward was in my shoulders and back from the damn gas they put in my body. The ride home was pretty brutal. Nothing like puking in a bag in the car during the middle of rush hour.

We managed to get some pictures from the procedure (which I have to admit are pretty cool) and a pair of socks with slip resistant pads on the bottom. This by no means took the sting out of the bill but it did make me feel like I was getting something for my money. Kind of like when you go to a hotel and take home the mini shampoo and conditioner from the shower.

My tubes are all clear which is a relief since they weren't sure based off the HSG and they removed two fibroids from my uterus. I also had to go back to get some blood work done due to my Prolactin level being high. So I'm now on a prescription to bring that level back down to normal range.

We have our post-op visit with the doctor on the 8th and can hopefully get started again in January. I'm so gratefully that even though it took us over a year to get where we are that we are finally at a place where I feel like we are actually making progress and getting answers and possible solutions to why things haven't been going our way.

November 9, 2008


Well we received our results from the doctors appointment. After CD3 blood test and a HSG the results are in and Melissa has to have a Hysteroscopy and a Laparoscopy. Based on the HSG the doctor wants to confirm that one of her fallopian tubes isn't blocked and that she doesn't have any polyps in her uterus. Follow up ultrasounds showed that there is a high possibility that polyps do exist but the blocked tube is still inconclusive.

The good news is we know where the problems are and if corrected after the surgery we could proceed as if everything was normal. We may even get to avoid injectibles and be able to become pregnant by going back on the clomid. It is a bit scary to have surgery but I am relieved that something is going to be done. I am going to take good care of her next week so there will be nothing to worry about.