Friday, February 8, 2013

Post surgery update

Well, this has taken me a little longer to post that I thought it would. I've been in a foggy haze for the past 2 days. My surgery was Tuesday at 4pm, so it was pretty late in the day.

I definitely got a lot of information out of this surgery and I'm so glad I decided to go forward with it rather than just having the saline sonogram. The hysteroscopy part of the surgery went very well. My uterus showed no sign of scarring from my D&C's. It was pretty tilted, but I think that's just information they like to have going into IVF.

Now, as far as the laporoscopy, it went well, we'll start with that, but there was a lot of work to be done. I had stage III endometriosis. It was on my uterus, my bladder and there was so much on my left ovary that it was twisted and not flowing "freely" as it should. There was also an endometriosis cyst (a rather large one) on my left ovary. The doctor was able to remove the ovary, and the endometriosis and my left ovary is back in place where it should be.

Soooooo...I've been a little sore the past few days! I've been benched for the next few weeks, so doesn't seem like this month we'll be able to try and next month the plan is to begin the birth control pills for an April retrieval/transfer. I hope that everything that was done will give us a better chance. I know that my odds for this IVF aren't great due to my DOR and I'm accepting that and not getting my hopes up (too much), though it sure would be nice...I really want a baby.

My hubs has been out of town this week for work. He comes back Saturday as long as the snow that is about to hit NY doesn't throw a wrench into that. The good news is that this is his last work trip planned for a while. We'll be able to get back to normal very soon. I've been very lucky to have friends and family that have stepped in this week to help out with taking me to and from surgery and making sure I wasn't alone.


Thanks JB.

7 comments:

  1. I am so happy that everything went well with the surgery and your recovery is going smoothly. That is so amazing that they can learn so much from doing that! April will be here before you know it, I can't wait to hear that your first IVF transfer is a success :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm certainly glad that we did the surgery before spending all that money on IVF!!

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  2. Wow, so you had no idea you had endo at all and they found that much of it? I'm sure it feels good to know you really have a better picture now. So crazy what they can find once they really go in there! Hope you have a speedy and uneventful recovery from here on out. Big ((HUGS)) Suzanne for being such a trooper and getting this done, even while DH was gone. You are no wuss!

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    1. I had a lap done back in 2008 for mid cycle pain and had a very mild amount of endo. That was the whole reason why I was on the Mirena IUD for the next few years after that. Apparently it didn't help since I had so much. My doctor was very surprised as well.
      I certainly didn't want to put off the surgery till he was home. The time was right so I just went for it! Luckily recovery has been going well!!

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    2. Ok, that makes sense. I have heard it can return with a vengeance sometimes like that, but I am SO GLAD you got it done. When it's right it's right, and sounds like the timing was perfect. Now all you need to do is recover and take care of yourself. I'm sure you will bounce back in no time! So happy your hubby gets home today too (I think). Take care of yourself girlie!

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  3. Glad to hear your surgery went smoothly. Hope this ups your chances of successfully conceiving with your first IVF. Goodluck!

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  4. I am so sorry I haven't commented. It's just been crazy and I'm so behind on my blogging. *hugs* I'm glad the lap went well, but OMG on all the endo they found. I'm so glad it's been removed and is out of you and hopefully you are feeling less and less sore all the time. I'm glad hubby is finally back (at the time of my posting) and I know you felt better just seeing him.

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