Surgery done and now still waiting

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Registered: 08-01-2005
Surgery done and now still waiting
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 4:43pm

So I came to this board in February and posted for a few months and than life went crazy with finishing lpn school and work. Than my grandma passed away and my pop-pop was SO very sick and in and out of the hospital. Than he had surgery. He is doing fine now but, still missing the love of his life. So between all of this, I had an hsg done. My tubes were completely blocked. The causing being (hopefully) my very LARGE fibroid. So on August 25th, they cut me open on my c-section scar and took out my fibroid with little complication. Now I'm in recovery mode. And I have to WAIT 3 LONG months before ttc again. So that puts me at nearly 2 yrs of trying. And discouraged and lost and crying. And I DO NOT cry. I'm not the crying type. So now, I wait to heal and get ANOTHER hsg done to make sure my tubes have opened. Anymore surgery in the near future is outta the question. The fibroid was more than just a fertility thing. It was making me severly anemic and causing me lots of pain and sickness. So here's to hoping that they are open again. And if I do get pregnant I have a higher chance of it being a tubal pregnancy, so the RE is concerned about that and I'm to come in asap to get u/s done to make sure it's not. And I'm at risk for another miscarriage because of of the scaring from the iud and from the surgery.

Thanks for listening to me ramble. I just wanted to pop in and give a little update to you ladies. I have been lurking EVERY day and reading up on your posts and crossing everything possible for y'all. I just haven't been posting because I've been in wait mode for what seems like a very long time.

Cat

                                     &nb
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Registered: 10-05-2006
Mon, 09-12-2011 - 10:27pm

I am sorry that life has been rough lately. I totally know what it is like waiting and hating it. I had my ectopic in July 2010 and I had to wait 3 months before trying again due to the medicine they gave me to dissolve things. It is a nasty drug that is used in chemo. I am still waiting for my first and it has been forever. I will be doing IVF soon.

What will happen when your three months is up? Will you be trying timed intercourse or have an IUI? Since I had a presumed ectopic already, I am also at a greater risk of having another one. I really really don't want it to happen again and I hope you never have one. Why did the RE think you are at increased risk of an ectopic when your tubes are now clear?

Hang in there. I know the waiting totally sucks.

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 9:33am

Hi Cat - It's really good to see an update from you.

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 11:54am
Hey, Cat. I am glad you're keeping us posted. It sounds like you're getting a bad deal here w/ TTC. You have every right to be disappointed. But look at the positives: You got a definitive diagnosis, you got treatment, you said the surgery went well. All you have to do is get some serenity and wait. It sucks and I'm sorry you have to wait so much. I know you'd rather be trying and have a plan. Cry it out. Sorry.
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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 4:13pm

My tubes aren't guaranteed to be opened but, likely to be. I guess the scar from the surgery and from the IUD might make it more likely to have a tubal?!? I don't know. I wasn't really thinking when he said that to me in the office or might have asked the same question.

Thanks for your support ladies! You are wonderful. I hate crying but, I cry just about everyday now or cry myself to sleep. Maybe I need some happy pills for a while. I've never had a positive outlook on life and wish I could find one. Thank goodness my hubby does or we'd be up a creek.

I'll keep lurking and checking in on your ladies.

Cat

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Registered: 06-27-2006
Tue, 09-13-2011 - 9:44pm
CAT!!! I'm so glad to see you posting here again! I'm glad surgery went well and I hope that the 3 months FLY by and you are pg before you know it! I'm going to keep everything crossed for you!

I do know how it feels to get to those multi-year marks with no success. Been there. It's been 3.5 years here. It sucks. BIG TIME. I hope that you won't go much past that 2 year mark and that you get that super sticky, perfectly placed little one!
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