I’m feeling fertile….

Posted: July 15, 2008 in Uncategorized
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I can tell that I’m going to ovulate soon. I don’t know if I’ll ovulate an egg or just produce cysts, but the fertile time is coming.  I always feel a slight burning in my nether region before I ovulate. I’m also a little crampy.  It doesn’t mean anything though.  I know that it would be too much like right to get pregnant withgood old fashioned sex.  We’ve tried that for 40 months without any luck so why would this month be any different.

I am the youngest of three children.  My parents have been married for 44 years.  My Bigger Brother is married and has two kids; a girl and a boy.  My Big Brother is twice divorced and has a daughter.  When I was 17, I made a promise to my dad that I would not have children until I got married.  Of course at that time, I figured that I would be married with 2.5 kids by the time I was 30.  Unfortunately things didn’t work out that I way.  I got married when I was 36.  I went off BCP’sin December 04.  I knew immediately after I went off the pills that something wasn’t right.  I didn’t have a period until February 05.  The next month we started trying to conceive. Every month I thought I was pregnant because I was late.  I was having 36 – 48 day cycles.  We were living in our hometown of New Orleans at the time.  We evacuated to Dallas before Katrina hit the city.  I had lived here before and my Big Brother lives here.  We decided not to return to New Orleans.  On September 17th, 2005 we got married.  I was 36 at that time.  I was still plagued by long cycles and decided to talk to my doctor at my annual in December 05.  She told me that all was well with me and that I had fibroid, but we should be able to get pregnant.  If we weren’t pregnant by March 06, she would refer me to an RE.  In March 06 I went to see her because we weren’t pregnant.  She referred me to an RE who I really liked.  I didn’t particularly care for anyone else at the clinic, but my doctor was great.  She ran blood tests and I had my first trans.vaginal. ultrasound.  She discovered that I several large fibroids that would need to be removed before we did anything.  In June 06 I had a laparoscopy and myomectomy to remove three large fibroids.  The very next month, my doctor left the clinic to teach in Oklahoma.  She told me that she didn’t believe the fibroids were my only issue.  After she left, I just wasn’t comfortable with the other doctors at the clinic.  We made the decision to wait and see what would happen.  We wasted a whole year waiting.  A friend recommended her doctor and I went to see him August 2007.  He discovered that I had Luteal Phase Defect.  He prescribed Fe.mar.a and Pro.metr.ium for four months. In November 07 after a 19 day cycle on the meds and he referred me to my current RE.  My husband and I met withthe new RE in January and I was diagnosed with PCOS.  He put me on bcp’s and met.formin.  We were supposed to cycle in April, but an HSG showed that my right tube was blocked.  On April 18th I had a hysteroscopy and laparoscopy to remove scar tissue from my previous surgery and to unblock the tube.  I was full of scar tissue, so much so that he was not able to remove the tissue that is blocking the tube.  The tube itself is fine, the scar tissue is in the uterus where the two meet.  He said it was like chiseling concrete and he removed as much as possible, but it’s still blocked. In May we made the decision to try IUI first and if it wasn’t successful to move forward with IVF.  The IUI wasn’t successful and I still don’t know if I want to move forward with IVF. What I do know is, we don’t have a lot of time. I will be 40 in November and I know that’s the MAGIC number.  We’ll discuss all of this with my RE next week when we meet with him.

  1. rosesdaughter says:

    Good luck catching the eggy! 40 seems to be the magic number indeed, but don’t give up hope! I am a Labor and Delivery Nurse, and I have seen 40+ year olds give birth! Once, I had a patient who gave birth to twins on her 50th birthday! Now, I don’t know if you would want to do that but…..it worked for her!

    By the way, thanks for the support last week, I needed it.

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