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CrysRee31's picture
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Leah

Good luck tomorrow!!!
KUP on what's happening :clappy:

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Definitely!! I have my fingers crossed that it goes well!

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Thank you ladies so much! When I looked on here and saw a post just to wish me luck I teared up. Smile I've been nervous all day today. Thank you thank you thank you for all the encouragement and support. I'll let you all know what happens ASAP!

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Oh, fingers and toes crossed big time for you Leah for some encouraging news! I'll stalk this thread all day to check for your update.

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I'll be checking for an update this afternoon, Leah!

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Thinking of you today! I can't wait to hear how it goes! I have my appt tomorrow so we can compare notes LOL

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I hope you have an amazing appointment! :goodluck:

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Thank you so much for all the encouragement ladies. I'm not too sure what to think about my appointment. I'm feeling a little sad at the moment. The doc thinks from my history that I might not have PCOS but Endometriosis instead. He said the amount of cysts I've had and the really bad ones make him worry it could be that. I also have no other symptoms of PCOS. I don't have a weight problem, excess hair growth, or anything like that. I had a cyst that hemorrhaged back in 06 and I nearly bled to death. He said that was very concerning and I might need to have a LAP depending on what the test results show. I'm having blood work on day3, 4, or 5 of my next cycle and am going back on day 5. DH is going to do another SA just to be sure that the first one was a fluke because they don't do it right at the hospital. They think he's fine. They also mentioned a potential luteul defect making me more likely to have miscarriages.

At this point these are all just theories based on my test results over the last two years or so. This doc says he does all of his own tests and he does all of the invasive stuff himself. He does his own exams, his own ultrasounds, HSG, etc. He also says he does not use Clomid, just Femara. That made me happy. He said he doesn't think the Clomid side effects are really worth it. I happily agreed with him on that one. No clue yet what the treatment will be. He said he needs to get a better picture of what's going on and he's hoping he can list some medical reason for it all so that insurance will pay for everything.

Maybe it's too early for this but DH and I have looked into adoption a little just to get info on how it works for our state. I thought that might make me feel better and it did. Knowing that we can have a family whether I can get pregnant or not does help. I feel like we have options at least. Looks like it probably won't be any time soon though. We're going to keep trying of course but I'm not expecting anything to come of it. I'm glad I'll be busy over the next few weeks and that we won't have to wait too long for the results.

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I don't think that's such a bad diagnosis, because ultimately as long as they get the right one, they can fix things or help. I've heard of lots of people who've gotten pg with endo after treatment so keep your head up and even though it may be a longer journey than you expected it will be worth it in the end.

I didn't expect to be still trying after all this time but my DH says 'We'll have the child we're meant to have WHEN we're meant to have them' Smile and you will too!

:bigarmhug:

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Leah, I'm so glad to see you're on the path to getting some answers!! I had to jump in and let you know that a HS friend of mine has terrible Endo (several surgeries, etc.), and has three healthy, very active boys! She actually just had her third this past October. It took them two years to conceive their last, but it is NOT unattainable! You can get there!

Good luck!! I really, really think we'll all see a BFP from you one of these months!!

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Leah, I've written and erased about 3x now. It's hard to find the right words when what someone goes through is so personal to them and hard for anyone else to understand exactly. KWIM? I think this doctor was put in your path for a reason and I am very hopeful he will know just what to do for YOU. And that is so important! (((hugs))) for you!!! I'm so encouraged that your doctor with be able to test/monitor you so closely himself and work to get a baby on it's way.

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Oh Leah, I don't know to say since I have not been in your shoes, but I think it is great that you have a Dr you can talk with.

A good friend of mine has endo and has 1 healthy little guy and another due in March. It doesn't make it impossible, but I know having patience is very hard too.

I think it is good that you are exploring your options with adoption. I think it takes a special person to adopt a child and you seem so special.

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Leah, I don't know you very well but I wanted to offer my support.

I'm sorry about the diagnosis. I'm sure it was very hard to hear. I think it's wonderful that you've found RE to work with that knows what he's doing and does all of his own procedures. A good RE is worth his weight in gold, imho. Also, endometriosis is treatable so that's very encouraging. Like pps have said, the journey might be a little longer than expected but you'll definitely reach your goal. Huge Hugs!!

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:bigarmhug: Just sent you a pm

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Ladies thank you all so much for being so wonderful. When I read all of your responses I cried because I was just so touched at your kindness. After some time to digest things I feel okay I think. If I do have endo, I'd much rather know than just be in the dark about it regardless of the outcome and honestly I have some issues that I've always wondered about and if this is the answer and they can help it and resolve those issues that would be so great. Right now I think I'm just going to enjoy being able to TTC without much pressure. We'll definitely continue to try but really doubt that anything will happen before I'm on some sort of treatment whether it's endo or not. That takes some of the pressure off though since we don't really expect anything to happen so it's kind of like a little break and I'm okay with that. I'm also glad that I'm already in the middle of my cycle and about to O which means it won't be long before I can have the tests done and get some answers. Thanks again so much for everything! :bigarmhug:

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Of course Leah, that is what we are here for. To offer each other support, kind words, and kicks in the butt sometimes. Wink Hoping test time comes soon for you!

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So glad to see you are getting the attention and help that you need Leah. Hopefully now, you get some answers. Even if they are not the answers you want, you'll be able to move forward with other options. Best of Luck to You!!

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I have endo, PCOS, and my uterus is flipped which makes it difficult to conceive x's 3. I was at about a year TTC my second one when I was ready to give up.

When I took the pressure off myself it finally happened. I know it's difficult but that was the best treatment I could have ever given myself was just to relax.

There is hope. Smile If you have any questions feel free to PM me.

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Hi Leah. Sorry about the possible endo diagnosis. Endo is my main problem with TTC this time around. I hope knowing what the problem is vs. not knowing at least gives you a little less stress wondering what is going on. There are lots of options for endo treatment, and lots of women still get pregnant one way or the other. It's certainly a bit more difficult, but there is lots of hope still. Are they planning on a laparoscopy to look for endo? Good luck working with this new doctor and keep us posted on what you are doing.

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Leah I'm so glad you are finally getting some answers! My DH was adopted and he says it's the best decision his parents ever made Wink He considers his parents his parents and has never ever felt any differently. I often forget hes adopted cuz he looks so much like his parents it's nuts! Good luck with whatever happens and we are here for you either way! Heres for the tests to get over with so you can start your plan!!!!

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Leah, I'm glad you are getting some answers. It sounds like you found a great doc who is proactive. Really hoping that once you get your test results, that you can get started with a plan that will help you get a BFP! I'm praying for you!

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Thanks so much! I'm definitely feeling better. Today I worked in an inclusive pre-k class meaning some disabled students are mixed in, and a lot of them are in foster care and seeing these kids and the hardships they've faced in their home lives just makes me know that if we end up adopting it'll be completely worth it. I also worked with a lady today that has endo and her sister-in-law does too and they've both had kids and healthy pregnancies. I keep hearing more and more stories of success with people who have it so I know there's still plenty of hope, especially since we don't know for sure if I have it yet or not. Honestly though after talking with the doc and looking up the symptoms and paying attention to any pain like he said...I'd be surprised if I don't. Guess we'll see in a few weeks!