We're making progress, people! Last time I made a fertility update, I had just met the doctor and was pleased with him. He did some inital bloodwork and found that everything was "normal." I took this as possibly a confirmation that maybe my body really does "just work like this." After having doctor after doctor not willing to try to diagnose me, I was worried that maybe he was just another one to add to the list.
Turns out, he wasn't giving up that easily. He knew all my problems (including 33 days of dysfunctional uterine bleeding) weren't normal. After the 33 days of gory details I won't go into, he had me in for a transvaginal ultrasound. He did what is called a sonohystogram. This is where he injects a saline solution into the uterus. It was pretty neat having a doctor actually walk me through what he was doing. Normally I have an ultrasound tech who isn't allowed to discuss what he/she is seeing. So, as the saline solution is being injected, he spots one of my problems.
Actually, JD wrote an email to his family to share what happened, based on my account of it and did a pretty good job of explaining it. Here's what he said, with my added links:
He sent this message out at 9:30 this morning and by 11, I had already gotten approval from Tricare. By 3:00 this afternoon, I already had the surgery scheduled. YAY!!!
So, next Thursday morning (October 2nd), if you have a second to squeeze in another prayer, I'd REALLY appreciate it.
At 8am, I'll be getting a hysteroscopy, a laparoscopy and ovarian diathermy. As for the effects it will have on my fertility, there are no concrete percentages of increase he can give me, but the polyp, the endometeriosis, the PCOS.....none of them are supposed to be there, so it will definitely get me back to a better position to get pregnant! I haven't ovulated in a long time and can't get prego if I don't ovulate......so this will fix that problem and that is a good thing!
My Dad is actually able to drive down and take care of Lala while I'm out. He's pretty cool like that.
The recovery shouldn't be bad. After all, I've had three surgeries under general anesthesia and a baby, so I should hopefully bounce back quickly.
While I'm not happy I have these problems, I'm ecstatic that there is an explanation for all of the pain, infertility, weight gain, etc.
So, how you like them apples?