Ok, so I don't really belong here anymore but don't really have anywhere else to post. We're still not ttc as are way past our cut off point. That said, we haven't exactly been careful about preventing so technically we're not not ttc either. Kind of a confusing place to be but considering fertility issues I don't think we'll get a happy accident anyway.
I saw the specialist this week. He also suspects endo could be at play, or some other issue. For those who don't know I've had severe / stage IV endo adhesions and lesions dealt with by laparoscopy previously.
I go in for surgery on the 27th of this month , provided my healthcare doesn't deem it assisted reproduction and refuse to cover it. They shouldn't though (fingers crossed). I'm having dye studies, an operative lap, hysteroscopy and d&c. I'm not keen on the d&c as I don't know if its necessary and I worry about Ashermans Syndrome as this will be my 6th d&c. The doctor thinks the risks are very small and it could be beneficial as a reset as the endo can effect the lining too. So, he has me convinced but still nervous. My scans also showed a "bulky" uterus which just means it was stretched long. It could be from the pregnancies but I'm still concerned as it didn't show up on the previous scan which it should've if due to pregnancy (last scan was about oct last year).
If they come back after the surgery and say it was endo I don't actually know if we would officially ttc again. My youngest will be 4 soon and I am really concerned the age gap would mean a third would be so much younger they would be left out and or be like an only child. My husband doesn't care about the age gap though so we will see
Hey there sweetie! I haven't been on here in forever and thought I'd pop on and see how things are going for everyone and I saw your post. I'm actually having surgery for Endo on the 23rd and I just wanted to offer my support. I can't even remember the last time I posted so I doubt I've posted about my Endo issues, but I started having a LOT of pain. I spend a lot of time with the heating pad these days, and the RE finally said we just need to go ahead and do the surgery. He wants us trying again two weeks after. I'm not sure if we will or not because things are crazy right now but I am relieved to have the surgery.
It sounds like you have been through so much lately. I hope that the surgery for you goes well and you get good news! I'm not just having a LAP either...they want to do a hysteroscopy on me too, but thankfully no d&c. Have you been having pain as well? My doc said that he thinks Endo is probably the reason for my m/c though I haven't been officially diagnosed. My last ultrasound wasn't great either. They saw calcifications and my ovaries were significantly enlarged...an ultrasound one month before that didn't show anything like that. Endo sucks...
I hope everything goes well for you sweetie and that you keep updating. I'll definitely be checking to see how you're doing and to see how your surgery went. I hope it goes as easily for you as possible and that you get good news after!
I do get lots of pain, especially at start of the cycle and around O. I take ibuprofen which helps a bit. I saw a massive difference in pain after my first surgery for endo. Hope it is the same this time around