Thursday, February 19, 2009

IVF Cycle 3: The Things I Do

As you know, I have done two IVF cycles now and got nowhere.

Our specialist recommended a whole lot of blood tests to see if there is anything wrong, which showed no problems, to my great relief.

This week, I had surgery, too. The laparoscopy involved making two holes in my stomach, filling my abdomen with gas so they could see better, and then inserting a small telescope that enabled the specialist to see my uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries very clearly. They looked for any problems like scar tissue, endometriosis and fibroid tumors. Wierdly, one of these holes was made through my belly button, which is now a big mess.

The hysterosalpingogram meant having dye flushed through the uterus, vagina and cervix and then through the fallopian tubes, making sure there are no blockages.

Finally, a lovely D&C was performed to scrape out the lining of my uterus.

The good news is that there is nothing at all wrong with me. The bad news is that there is nothing to fix and so only more IVF will get me pregnant.

I am feeling very sore and quite sorry for myself.

Apparently, some people actually get pregnant by having sex. How lucky are those people?!


Blogger Desmond Jones said...

I dunno, Em. . . Maybe I shouldn't be commenting here. Because we're among the lucky ones who've made our babies (and so MANY of them!) by having sex. And we really do understand how very fortunate we are. So, I don't want to seem to rub your nose in our good fortune. . .

But this all sounds perfectly awful - filling your ab-cavity with air, dye treatments, and all the rest. Oof!


7:13 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Oh, and jeez, a D&C - Molly had one of those when she had some complications after 4M was born. A darn good working model of 'No Damn Fun'. . .

8:14 AM  
Blogger Sailor said...

I'm sorry, it sounds horrendous. All I can offer is prayers, and lots of hugs

2:19 PM  

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