Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy ICLW!

I know, I know -- a day late and a dollar short. At any rate, welcome newbies! We love ICLW around here.

Our story, in brief: we married in June 2006, never dreaming that children would arrive any way other than on schedule. Little did we know, little did we know. I had my first laprascopic surgery in March 2007, revealing Stage 3 endo. We weren't ready to get pregnant (irony noted), so we went on 6 months of consistent BCPs to prevent the regrowth of the endo. In October 2007, we went off BCPs, and thought a BFP would follow soon thereafter.

In February 2008, we changed OB/GYNs, and our new doc quickly suspected the endo was back and referred us on to the RE. Best. Move. Ever. We love our RE! Laprascopic surgery #2 was June 2008, and endo was back with a vengence. Ugh. I also had a hysteroscopic procedure on the same day to correct a mild uterine septum. Endo + male factor = a fast track to IVF.

After a few bumps around the way, we began IVF #1 in early fall. Everything went like clockwork, and we got our first BFP as a result. This IVF stuff's a piece of cake, right? Unfortunately, the BFP soon devolved into a chemical pregnancy, and we were back to the starting blocks.

We started IVF #2 after Christmas, but our RE converted it to an IUI because of "lead follicle" development. In the off-cycle waiting to start IVF #3, I had another hysteroscopy to remove uterine polyps. We have our follow-up tomorrow morning, and hope to find out the pathology on the polyps as well as our NEW PLAN -- those of you who are old hands at this know how precious those plans are!

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17 comments:

Shalini said...

Hi there - I hear you and love how you say - it will always be real, no doubt!

Interesting that you've just had a hysteroscopy - I have a hysteroscopy/endo biopsy scheduled for next Monday to see if I have any "uterine abnormalities" which cause the recurrent m/c. First hysteroscopy for me. Its my next plan before the next FET cycle.

Hopefully we'll all get what we dream of the most - a health live child or two! (or three)...

take care!

Alex and Jill said...

Praying "THE NEW PLAN" is clear and works! :)

((HUGS))

Stacie said...

Here from ICLW.

If only we had a crystal ball to look into, right? It would have saved me so much money, time, and heartache!

Like you, I expected our baby making to happen the moment I went off the pill. For us, IVF #3 was the magic number--hope it will be for you, too.

nh said...

Good luck with the new plan! I really hopes it works for you.

ICLW

strongblonde said...

it's so funny how things evolve over time and the plan changes constantly. this is why i think that REs have to be so smart and adaptive! ;)

Sarah said...

good luck at the appt!!

bunny said...

Good luck with everything- hope the new plan is "the" plan!

ICLW

My Endo Journey said...

GOod luck with the new plan!! I hope it goes well!

KandiB said...

It is a tangled web we weave, when we first decide to conceive, right? Hopefully there's a great plan waiting for you at your appointment. Have a great week! ICLW

What IF? said...

"Endo + male factor = a fast track to IVF." Ain't that the truth!

I hope your NEW PLAN is the one. GL with your follow-up - may the news be good all around.

What IF? said...

I was thinking about you today, and wondering how today's consult went. Hope you love love love the new plan.

Liv said...

"What little we knew. What little we knew" Amen sista.

Good luck with your new plan. I'm really hoping for success for you.

Jo said...

Plans? What are those? Should I have one? (Note instense sarcasm here). :-)

What IF? said...

Mustard, in honor of your NEW PLAN, I've tagged you with an Honest Scrap Award. Your blog is great, and you've probably received tons of awards already, so if you don't want to do the "hard work" no worries. Just know: I heart your blog. Congratulations!

Details: http://ginnegaap.blogspot.com/2009/02/honest-scrap-award-acceptance-speech.html

Kristin said...

Hoping and praying that the new plan results in a nice strong BFP and a live baby.

~ICLW

michelle said...

hey there nice to meet you....

stopping in for ICLW....

great blog!
m:)

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