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.