- Nov 24, 2009
NEL, thanks for the update on LC! That's wonderful news, and I'm so happy for her and her family!
Insurance does cover IVF and we are considering it. But now that we know we can conceive we are likely going to do a few natural cycles before that route. Were just not 100% ready yet.NewEnglandLady|1447086442|3947300 said:I was hoping LC would see this and reply, but not sure if she comes here anymore. She gave birth to a little girl last week (November 3rd), so she most certainly has her hands full these days. I thought about messaging her to ask her to update you all, but I hated to do that when she has a brand new baby on her hands. So I hope she doesn't mind me sharing the good news.amc80|1446501827|3944901 said:I was just reading over some old threads and realized I hadn't seen her on here in a while. Hope all is okay.monkeyprincess|1445544132|3941156 said:Anyone have contact with LC? She seems to have disappeared. I hope she is doing okay and finally got good news after having a couple losses.
HH, so sorry for your loss. Thinking about you tons these days! Does your insurance cover any IVF treatment? Not sure if that would factor into your decision making.
I understand completely how it feels to be excited/happy for others, but a bit sad for yourself. My baby sister is half way through her pregnancy with her second. Both children were conceived after we began trying for our second. We had an early loss (6-7 weeks) a little over a month ago. Trying to be supportive of her while she complained about her hyperemesis, during my miscarriage process...I definitely felt conflicting emotions. Logically I know I have so very much to be grateful for, and most days I do feel genuine joy and gratitude, but that doesn't stop me from having the occasional pity party.ladyciel|1448577254|3954521 said:I'm a week and a half post-op and, after throwing myself a pity party on my birthday a couple days ago, today I decided I should use the holiday to focus on the good and what I have to be thankful for. Turning 34 with no children, sutures in my belly, orders against any fooling around, let alone TTC, for 6 weeks, and no answers to explain our not conceiving, was a hard day. I was doing ok after surgery not thinking about babies, stayed really positive... and then my SIL went into labor and my niece was born at 2am on my birthday. All ability to not focus on our state of affairs went out the window with that news. I know babies aren't in fixed supply..we aren't competing to conceive them..but it sure did sting to be sent newborn photos on a day my heart and fears were feeling so raw and exposed.
Happy thanksgiving, ladies.
RT, I had a laparoscopic myomectomy done on 11/16 to remove a 4-5cm fibroid that was acting like an anchor on the back of my tipped uterus. It was on a stalk and buried down in my pelvis, causing uterine immobility and various "bulk symptoms". I also have a 6cm subserosal fibroid on the front of my uterus, which causes milder symptoms now and again, but it isn't intruding on my uterine cavity and doesn't affect mobility or cause serious concerns for pregnancy. Removing it would have been an open/super-invasive surery. It seems the removed fibroid might have been contributing to my spotting issues (the after-BD and pre-AF could be the immobility resulting in cervix or lining irritation, but that's just a guess). Whatever the case, it had to be removed before we continued TTC, because my doc was severely concerned it would cause uterine incarceration (i.e. uterus stuck in the pelvis in its tipped configuration...nowhere for baby to grow) if we DID get pregnant. There was never any promise that surgery would actually help our fertility, but obviously it's impossible not to hope the fibroid was "the cause". Doc didn't see any signs of endo during surgery, my uterine cavity was clear, tubes are open, and I've never observed any anovulatory cycles. But, before surgery my OPKs usually faded in and maxed out at slightly lighter than the control line. I was pretty shocked at how dark the line was this time, so maybe it means a "stronger" ovluation, like what they sometimes prescribe clomid for even in ovulating women. It should be my second ovulation since surgery, but I didn't monitor the first one closely since we were on post-op restrictions. If it's not the fibroid(s) causing us issues, then we're currently unexplained IF.random_thought|1451492950|3968461 said:Lady- Fingers are super duper crossed for you, that opk sounds really promising especially if you just had surgery! My mind is so bad, can you remind me what you had done? Was it a laparoscopy? I know right after I had mine is when I got my first positive test since Cayden so anything is possible!
Did you take ovulation tests?Bella_mezzo|1452098485|3971655 said:Still no AF, and tests are all negative...was not expecting this my first month on Clomid. Did I somehow not ovulate? Not exactly sure when to call my Dr or what to ask for in terms of testing.
Yeah I meant HSG lol! My last one was not so pleasant and I had the saline one as well. I asked about that this time as well and they said it's not as effective as the blue dye hsg so we're doing that one. They clamped my cervix last time so I'm hoping it goes better this time lolladyciel|1452387875|3973464 said:RT, I'm glad your trip to the RE proved enlightening! hcg...do you maybe mean HSG? I am not jealous, if it's the latter... I avoided the actual HSG thanks to surgery (not sure that's a good trade-off, but checking my tubes was a side item), but I had the saline sonohysterogram, which is the same sort of thing. Getting that catheter placed was NOT fun w/ my tilted uterus + "stovepipe turn" cervix, as my OB called it. Hopefully it is quick and painless for you!
AFM, I'm 9 or 10dpo...not sure which because I overslept my alarm on the 2nd morning after my positive ov test and can't trust that the high temp was actually a temp shift. BFN frer this morning.