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Sun, 04-18-2010 - 5:57pm

Hi ladies,

I have been lurking here for a while but I think I am ready to introduce myself. My name is Lydia and I am 35 years old. DH is John and he is 46. We have been married for 4 years and ttc for 3. I have a pretty rough medical history. About 2 years ago I had a 5 lb dermoid mass removed from my abdomen. Thankfully it was benign. However with the mass my right ovary, right fallopian tube, and a few inches of intestine had to be removed. A few months after the surgery I was able to conceive naturally. Unfortunately I miscarried at 11 weeks. We tried for another year after the loss and then finally went to the dr.

It was discovered during an HSG that my left tube is 100% blocked by scar tissue from the surgery. It also appears that my intestine has adhered to my abdominal wall. The dr has said that ivf is probably our best bet. We have already been to the first seminar and meet with the dr again on Tuesday. I am assuming this is also just an information meeting where we have to discuss things like embryo freezing and the like.

Needless to say I am very worried. It seems like my body does not have a very good track record with all things related to babies. Our insurance only covers two rounds and we do not have the finances to do anything out of pocket. I am hopeful but trying not to get my hopes up at the same time.

I enjoy reading all the entries and am just looking for personal experiences and words of wisdom.

thanks,
Lydia

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Registered: 03-11-2006
In reply to: teacherlydiaw
Mon, 04-19-2010 - 11:51pm

lydia,
welcome! you have SO come to the right place!! the women here were an amazing support for me during my infertility experience, IVF treatments and pregnancy with my son.

so sorry to hear about your previous loss, but try to stay positive as you start the IVF process. it can be a trying experience, but we've all been there so ask all your questions and vent away! we're all here for you!




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In reply to: teacherlydiaw
Tue, 04-20-2010 - 11:03am

Hi Mindy,

Thanks for the welcome. My husband and I are going to the Dr. this afternoon to let him know that we are not going to freeze embryos. It has been an extremely difficult decision for me to come to, but I think I am at peace with it. We will do the 2 rounds of ivf covered by insurance and if that does not work we are going to go straight to domestic adoption.

We are probably going to take a month off because I am a teacher and I want school to be over before I start the meds, because from what I have heard they can throw you for quite a loop. Also in the middle of this my husband and I put a bid in on a house yesterday so we may be moving next month.

thanks,
Lydia

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