So, we went to our initial consultation with the RE this afternoon. We got a lot of good information which was kind of surprising based on what my OB/GYN had told me previously.
The RE went over all of the OB/GYN's notes, but she had never sent over the pictures from the surgery. Luckily we had them with us. He took a look at the left fallopian tube (the only tube I have left) and said that it looked perfectly healthy. Now the OB/GYN had told me that she had attempted to shoot dye through the tube and nothing had come out and it didn't change color which means it's "non-functioning". The RE told me that this isn't always the case. Apparently just the trauma of the surgery can cause the fallopian tube to constrict naturally and not allow dye through. Soooo...I have to have an HSG test on my left tube. I asked about this test and he said "it's really uncomfortable". Great...hehe.
So on day 3 he wants to do another ultrasound to check my resting follicle count. I have to get more bloodwork for the FSH and estrogen levels...again. Then between days 5 and 12 I go in for the HSG test. Luckily day 1 of my cycle should be next Wednesday so I don't have to wait long to get this started. He said they'll know things within days so we can proceed.
If my tube is open we do a few cycles with clomid and IUI. If that doesn't work we go to IVF. If it's closed then it's obviously straight to IVF.
We also found out that insurance will cover all of this diagnostic stuff, but once we're diagnosed it doesn't cover meds or any fertility treatments. That's what we were expecting....
My OB/GYN had made it seem like the only option for us was IVF and that my tube was worthless. This guy has given me a very small amount of hope, but I'm not feeling too optimistic about the whole thing.