All tests results are in...

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Registered: 06-14-2004
All tests results are in...
Wed, 08-18-2004 - 5:29pm
So... my FSH is 19 - estriadol (sp?) is 40 and my HSG showed that I have a polyp or fibroid that makes my uterus very "mis-shapen"... Like in the past I will need laproscopic surgery to fix the uterus (the last time I had a successful pregnancy) and my RE says my FSH doesn't prevent me from getting pregnant so it's a non-issue (I just miscarried 7/2/04). Anyway, at the age of 42, I'm wondering if I should go through the surgery and then still run the risk of a 1 in 40 chance that I may miscarry again... any words of wisdom?

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Registered: 08-16-2004
Wed, 08-18-2004 - 8:56pm
Michlle, I am coming to understand that at our ripe old age this whole TTC thing is a numbers game. 1 in 40 is only 2.5% chance over all, those are pretty good odds. I am in the midst of my first mc, so the pain is really fresh and I understand your hesitancy to put yourself through that again. I keep hoping someone will give me some guarentees that I will never have to feel this pain again, its really overwhelming at times. How difficult was the surgery for you last time? Does it put undue risk to your life or health? Now that you have one little one at home, I can only assume your concerns are many fold this time around. I hope that you get what you want and that you get good clarity on the decisions that you need to make.

May you have peace in your heart and mind as you travel this difficult road.


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Registered: 05-28-2003
Thu, 08-19-2004 - 9:39am

Michele I know this decision is a tough one.

I can say that


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Registered: 06-14-2004
Fri, 08-20-2004 - 9:57am
Cathie and Sophia,

Thanks for your reply. We have decided to go ahead with the surgery and try again. I feel very strongly about trying to have at least on sibling for Ashton - I come from a family of 6 children and although I always wished I was an only child :) I am thankful for my relationships with all of my siblings and I don't know what I would do without them.

The last time the surgery was fine - no big deal. So far we are batting 1 for 5 with successful pregnancies so hopefully this go round will make it 2 for 6 :)

Thanks again.


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Registered: 12-26-2003
Fri, 08-27-2004 - 4:30pm
Hi Michele,

That is a very personal question & something that you can really only answer yourself. I don't know if you have other children or not so that could be an issue. Also keep in mind that chromosonal issues aren't the only reason for M/C. I don't know if you had the fetus tested to see what happened. There are many success stories of women well into their 40's having healthy babies.

We will keep you in our prayers that whatever you decide is the right choice ofr you personally.


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