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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Keeping The Faith

Promising. Heartening. Reassuring. Uplifting.

These four words describe how I feel after meeting with my RE this morning. I feel like I should give him a name now, because I know I'll be talking about him a lot. Hmm...I think Dr. Hope fits just right.

M. and I went in, expecting to hear that IVF will be the route for us, and we were right. After 45 minutes of me questioning the doctor, that is exactly what was decided. I think I might have overwhelming him with my knowledge of the procedure, considering this will be my first time sticking my toes into the IVF waters. I only have this wonderful community to thank for that...Well, and the need to fill my head with all kinds of usually useless information!

I was happy to hear that we will be re-running blood work, and that I will have an HSG after I get my period. Dr. Hope explained that if my remaining tube is swollen, or looks fully blocked, I'll return to my OB, to have the tube removed. He said that statistics show that a infected or swollen tube can significantly reduce the chances of an IVF cycle working, so it is best to remove the tube. This was probably the only piece of information that I didn't expect to hear, and it kind of rattled me for a few minutes. I mean, if I go in and have that tube removed, that's it. There will never be the chance of a spontaneous pregnancy again.

So, now we wait on my body.

Dr. Hope and his staff said that once the old witch shows, we can move rather quickly. I could be cycling as early as the end of JUNE! That's just crazy.

I'm ready to look forward and start this new journey towards bringing home a sibling for Miss O.

19 comments:

  1. I am so glad Dr. Hope was all you hoped! After my crazy HSG with the totally bad tubes, they told me exactly the same thing- bad tubes = bad IVF outcomes. I am so glad you are moving in the direction to have another baby. WOO HOO!

    I was rattled by the salpingectomy, but I knew it would make for a better outcome. It did scare me that the only way to ever be pregnant again was IVF. It took a lot of getting used to, but I trusted my RE. Just think, if you do have to have a salpingectomy, you'd never have to wonder if a pregnancy is ectopic.

    I am happy to give any support (as you already know!) about the surgery if you have to have it or about any of the IVF business! Email me anytime: carehamilton at hotmail dot com.

    So glad you've got a plan, and am SOOO hopeful for you.

    HUGS!
    Carrie

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  2. I am so glad that the news is look better and better. I just really hope this is it for you! I love ya'
    amber

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  3. Very proud of you- I don't know how difficult a decision this was to make but it seems like it may have been a hard one?

    Anyway, praying Miss O gets a sibling in 2010!

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  4. good luck on this stage of your journey, here is wishing for a BFP coming your way at the end. :)

    iclw

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  5. I'm glad you came away with a plan. I have already decided if I have another ectopic, I just want the tube removed. The bright side of that is..no birth control-ever. I'll be praying for you. Hugs

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  6. SO glad you feel reassured after your doctor visit. Hope all goes well!!

    ICLW

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  7. SO very glad that you feel rejuvenated and are ready to move forward.

    Saying prayers for your tube

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  8. I hope the HSG leads you to concrete solutions...

    You deserve a luck break....Keep the faith!


    *ICLW*

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  9. Thats great news!!! Best of luck to you!!

    Happy ICLW : )

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  10. That's great news! I hope everything works out for you :)

    ICLW

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  11. Let's hope the tube looks 'happy' and you don't have to lose it. Either way...you are on your way to your baby!!!

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  12. I can't wait to see how things go. Hang in there and you're on your way!

    Good Luck!
    Mr. Shelby (from iclw)

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  13. Yay for forward momentum! Blessings on your journey!

    Happy ICLW!

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  14. I am so happy that you feel hope with your RE and his staff! Good for you for asking questions and being informed, that's the way to go! I'm sending you many hugs and good juju for your cycle.
    *ICLW*

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  15. That's so good. I really hope that Dr. Hope continues to bring good news to you.

    ICLW

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