Checking in **UPDATE PG 3**

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Checking in **UPDATE PG 3**

Just wanted to check in with you girls and see how everyone is doing. I still lurk, but don't post often.

I am having surgery to remove a fibroid the size of a grapefruit on top of my uterus on June 8th. There is a slight chance it will end in a hysterectomy. I have been having horrible pain and bleeding/spotting 3 weeks out of the month. I am confident that my obgyn will do his best to save my fertility.

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I send you all the best of luck for your surgery and am praying that everything goes well :bigarmhug:

I am going for a SIS this afternoon so they can confirm if they are willing to accept me into the IVF program or not.

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I send you all the best of luck for your surgery and am praying that everything goes well :bigarmhug:

I am going for a SIS this afternoon so they can confirm if they are willing to accept me into the IVF program or not.

Good luck. Please keep me posted

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So I just come from my appt (SIS) and talked to my RE - was advised that I am staying on the referral list to Calgary for IVF to proceed (with caution) :yahoo::yahoo: she was going to send all the test results down by the end of tomorrow.
So now it's a waiting game for them to call .... maybe we'll be lucky this month and the IUI next week will work (fingers crossed) - I was advised that this will be the last round of Clomid (thank goodness!) as she felt my body needs a break...hopefully the break will be from a BFP

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So I just come from my appt (SIS) and talked to my RE - was advised that I am staying on the referral list to Calgary for IVF to proceed (with caution) :yahoo::yahoo: she was going to send all the test results down by the end of tomorrow.
So now it's a waiting game for them to call .... maybe we'll be lucky this month and the IUI next week will work (fingers crossed) - I was advised that this will be the last round of Clomid (thank goodness!) as she felt my body needs a break...hopefully the break will be from a BFP

:yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:Woo Hoo. I'm so happy for you. Please keep me posted

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"tacie" wrote:

So I just come from my appt (SIS) and talked to my RE - was advised that I am staying on the referral list to Calgary for IVF to proceed (with caution) :yahoo::yahoo: she was going to send all the test results down by the end of tomorrow.
So now it's a waiting game for them to call .... maybe we'll be lucky this month and the IUI next week will work (fingers crossed) - I was advised that this will be the last round of Clomid (thank goodness!) as she felt my body needs a break...hopefully the break will be from a BFP

That is wonderful! Yahoo

Dawn- I keep thinking about you, and praying that all will turn out alright.

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"combatcutie" wrote:

Just wanted to check in with you girls and see how everyone is doing. I still lurk, but don't post often.

I am having surgery to remove a fibroid the size of a grapefruit on top of my uterus on June 8th. There is a slight chance it will end in a hysterectomy. I have been having horrible pain and bleeding/spotting 3 weeks out of the month. I am confident that my obgyn will do his best to save my fertility.

Hey lady - I'm praying super hard for you!! I haven't posted in sooo long but I have been lurkin checkin up on you! I really hope they remove the fibroid without having to remove anything else. You are definitely in my prayers! :bigarmhug:

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Dawn,

I have not been around here for a while.... just dealing with this whole fertility battle alone but I am ready to come out of hiding! I have been lurking and thinking and praying for you honey!

I hope and pray that your surgery on the 8th goes as best as possible and does NOT end in a hysterectomy!!!! I am glad you have faith in your dr. though! That is a great thing.

Please update us when you feel up to it and let us know how you are holding up with everything that is going on with you.

Hang in there you beautiful girl!
hugs!

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Lots of positive thoughts coming you way! Please KUP on how the surgery goes...

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I can identify with what you are going thru as I faced the exact same thing. Last August I had 4 fibroids removed. The one that was on top of my uterus was the biggest. The Dr. said it was just as a roof was caving in. Thankfully he was able to save my fertility.

I will be praying that all goes well for you. Hang in there!

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Okay, I just have to say that I am a NERVOUS wreck. I am so worried that it is going to end in a hysterectomy. All I do is cry & worry. I am having a hard time sleeping, eating, exercising. All I do is think about the worst things possible. I am asking all of you to please say a prayer that the doctor is able to save my uterus. There is one thing missing in my life and that is a child to love unconditionally.

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:bigarmhug: Dawn you have been in my thoughts and prayers for a few months now and I am praying extra hard for you that everything is going to be okay. I've been asking that Mother Mary is with you during this time and with you during your surgery because as a mother she will understand just how important it is for us all to be mothers. I have hope and faith that everything will be okay for you and if I lived closer I would be there to talk in person with you and share a hug and a few tears. I am confident when I say that the ladies here all love you dearly - I know it's not much to read it typed but I hope it brings a little comfort. :bigarmhug:

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Thank you so much ladies. This is beginning to become very stressful for me. And to make matters worse, Monday (my birthday) my grandfather passed away. It is only 2 months after my grandmother passed.

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Oh Dawn my poor sweetheart!!! I can't imagine how scary this must seem right now but remember we are all here for you honey!!!! You don't have to go thru this alone.

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!:party: I hope you did something nice for yourself or your husband did!

I am so sorry to hear about your Grandparents!!!! How sad. You have had a rough year honey but life is always changing and things will get better eventually. I am sorry to even say that because I hate when people say it to me but it is true....

Just know you are always in my prayers and in my heart!!! You hang in there and please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Keep that beautiful chin up!
XOXOXOX

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Ladies, please say a prayer for me tonight & tomorrow morning. I go for my surgery at 6:30 & hoping that I don't have to have a full hysterectomy

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Hey Dawn,

I just signed on to send you a note - good luck tomorrow girl! I will be saying extra prayers for you and am sending lots of love and healing your way.
:bigarmhug:

Looking forward to hearing good news when you're feeling up for it in a few days/weeks

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Hi Dawn,

Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know you're in my thoughts and prayers - I hope all went well with the surgery and you are on the road to recovery. Sending lots of love and healing your way!

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:bigarmhug: :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug: Let us know how you're doing once you feel better!

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:bigarmhug: DAWN :bigarmhug:

I have been thinking and praying for you my dear friend! I am just hoping and praying that everything went great and we will be patiently waiting for an update!

Sending you so much love and support! We miss you! :comfort:

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Hi Dawn,

Just checking in to see how you are. Please post an update when you feel up to it.

Tina

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Hello girls!!! I'm sorry I didn't get on sooner, but this is the first day I ventured downstairs. I want to thank you all for your extra prayers and support.

I was in surgery for 6 & 1/2 hours. The doctor removed a fibroid the size of a newborns head :eek: I am in a lot of pain but it seems to be slowly going away. Wednesday my upper incession was bleeding b/c I was trying to do everything on my own, so I stopped. All I am doing is sleeping, taking my meds, & eating jello/italian ice/soup/crackers. No solid foods yet. I just got out of the shower & i'm feeling a little dizzy, so I will be heading back upstairs to lay down.

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DAWN!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy you are OK.. I mean I am sure you are miserably sore but I am so thankful you are okay!!! I have been thinking about you and praying!

That was a monster fibroid!!!!!! I am so glad it's out of you!!!! And your uterus is still there and everything!!!!!!!! What a blessing.

Just know we are thinking and praying for a fast and speedy recovery! Careful, those pills will make you dizzy from time to time so make sure you do ask for help when you need it so you don't have any further injury! Sorry, I am a worry wart.

BIG BIG BIG BIG :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug:

Love you honey! Feel better soon and update again when you are able!
XOXOXOOX

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Hey Dawn!
Great to hear from you and glad to hear that all is okay -- that is one crazy sized fibroid!!
I'm glad it's out and surgery went well, now just take care of yourself so you can heal Smile
:bigarmhug::bigarmhug: x 10 million!!

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my follow appointment went well. The doctor was NOT happy that I didn't stay in the hospital that night but knew my personality & that I was going to put up a fight. But he was more upset that I came back to work when I did. He wanted me off for at least 2 weeks. He showed me that pictures of the fibroid OMG:eek: it was HUGE. Seriously looked just like a baby's head. He is advising us to give my body 3-4 months to heal before we get pregnant. He doesn't want my uterus to not be healed then get pregnant & stretched to the fullest. He wants me to continue with no exercise/lifting for at least 8 weeks, but I can go for walks, but I can't push myself YAY!!! Good news is that I didn't gain any weight.

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That great news Dawn that your follow up went well Biggrin
I tend to agree with your doctor - you have to take care of you - hate for something terrible to happen. Hopefully DH will pamper you and do all the chores (no sweeping or vaccuuming)....okay, well at least some of 'em.
Just so happy to hear that all is going well with recovering from surgery :bigarmhug: Biggrin

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Dawn, I am just SOOO happy that your follow up went well!!!! I just know great things are to come for you!!!!

Please don't over do it.... take care of you and the sooner you heal, the sooner you get the go ahead to TTC again!!!!!!

You sound just about as stubborn as me Biggrin

Sending you a big big big hug!!!!!

Hope to hear from you soon again!

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Hello ladies I hope everyone is doing well...I wanted to welcome all the new members I see on here as well. Dawn, I'm so glad that your surgery went well and I hope that this will be the miracle you needed to finally provide you with a bundle of joy.

I check on here probably about once a month to see how everyone is doing, but things have been crazy here. I actually had been single for about 8 months, but met someone 2 months ago. It has been wonderful. He is 45 and his kids are 19 and 22 so there is no worries about an ex. His daughter has a 2 year old, we babysat for him the other day and it was a blast. He fell asleep in my arms and poured a bottle of melon lotion on the dog.....lol. He is going to move in here as soon as I can get some of my stuff cleared out..lol...

as far a TTC goes were not trying or anything, but were not preventing either. Were just leaving it in Gods hands, if it is supposed to happen I will Ovulate on my own. I'm still taking classes for Med. school and we are going to put the house up for sale this next school year and move to Texas(he lived there for a long time). There are a few med. schools that I am applying to down there.

anyway thats my life for the time being..I will keep checking on everyone here...

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Cheryl - It's so good to hear from you! I don't know if you remember me or not but I was wondering how you were doing! :bigarmhug: Great to hear about your new guy - he sounds like a sweetie and it sounds like things are happy for you in your world, which is great! I don't know if you know Laura (aka: snowwhite) but she's in Texas - you two may be close enough for coffee. Great to hear that you're still in Med School - I hope that all goes well for you. Hope to hear again from you Smile

Dawn - How's things going ? You've been on my mind all week and today is the first day that I've had access to the computer. I am sending you a ton of love and healing your way! :bigarmhug:

Molly - How are you doing? I hope that you're doing good and that it's just the summer sunshine that has you MIA Smile

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Tacie, I am doing great. I started walking 30 mins a day for now. Not over doing anything. I can't wait to get back to TTC but will be off that for 3-4 months. Then we are going to let it in God's hands

How are you?

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"combatcutie" wrote:

Tacie, I am doing great. I started walking 30 mins a day for now. Not over doing anything. I can't wait to get back to TTC but will be off that for 3-4 months. Then we are going to let it in God's hands

How are you?

Hey Dawn,

Great to hear from you! WOW you're up to 30 min/day - that's awesome! I hope the weather is nice for you so you can enjoy every moment of your walk.
I am finding a month off of TTC to be quite stress free - I hope you're feeling the same and I pray that God blesses you with a little one when everything is healed and ready Smile

I am doing okay - told DH that I just wanted to quit it all and he convinced me to try another two IUIs and at least go to the consult appt for IVF. So this month is off and then it's back to it again. I bought a motorbike in the midst of all of this (I've had my license for 3.5 yrs but have procrastinated in getting one) and I think it was one of the best decisions I made because when I ride I feel so free and my mind is cleared. We have had rain the past few days (muchly needed rain) so I have to wait to get back out as the mud needs to dry up. Not too far away and we'll be back to snow and cold.

Take Care Dawn :bigarmhug:

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Tacie, I'm glad your DH is so supportive & wants to continue down this journey. My DH just wants to see if it happens naturally, which I just have a feeling it won't. I am out this month (af showed up today) but the doctor did want me to wait 3 months anyway. I was just hopingit would be now.

Good for you for making that purchase. Glad you are able to enjoy it & take your mind off the whole TTC thing.

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Hey Dawn,

I have missed you so much!!!!! So I just wanted to check in to see how you are doing!!! It sounds like you are recovering nicely! Sorry to hear about AF showing but as your Dr said... maybe waiting the 3 months is for the best??? I don't know... I know I would be pushing my luck and find it near impossible to wait it out!! hahhaa

So, I hope you are doing great! I have been thinking a lot about you!!! Sending you lots of love!
XOXOXOOXOXOX

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congrats on your surgery coming along great... i am way late on things i guess.. i am super excited for you..now hopefully things will start to fall into place and you will soon get your bundle of joy.. baby dust to you