Monday, June 4, 2012

Back Into the IF Fold

I had my post-op appointment with Dr H last week, and I honesty cried when I told him how glad I was I had found him and that I knew I was finally in competent hands. He took lots of video during surgery of what he found before he started fixing things. He found a lot of scar tissue, which surprised me. I asked him if all of that could have come back in just 4 months, and he said unfortunately, some scar tissue can redevelop within 24 hours. However, he said that the kind of scarring I had, which was thin and looked like cellophane usually did not come back once removed.

Now I don't know if Dr D (my old RE, whom we can now call Dr Dumb) was just incompetent, lazy, or trying to make a buck by forcing us into treatments, but he sure did miss a lot of stuff. At the very least, he was straight up negligent. Dr H (new doc) said there was scarring around both of my ovaries, so even if I was ovulating, the eggs couldn't go anywhere. Dr H also thinks that Dr Dumb was confused as to which side he found all of the scarring on. Dr Dumb said he found lots of scarring on the right side holding down the fallopian tube and ovary, but Dr H said everything he saw was concurrent with the scarring having been on the left side. *facetious thumbs up*

But my favorite part was when I saw the staple Dr Dumb left in my abdomen. Dr H thinks it was from my rupture repair. And as if that wasn't enough, there is a diaphram-like area in the lower abdomen, and Dr Dumb perforated that during one of his procedures.

Like I said, I don't know if Dr Dumb is incompetent, or if he thinks I'M dumb so he could get away with things. I do know that he started pushing awfully hard for us to get into medicated cycles starting last October, and the first thing he said when he saw Hubs' semen analysis is that our only hope was IVF. I often felt like he didn't treat me well because I was not willing to go through IVF, especially at my last appointment with him.

But all of that aside, I am now in very good hands, and Dr H says he feels confident that we stand a really good chance at getting pregnant soon. I can tell you I was looking for certain CM signs after my surgery in January that I didn't see, which told me Dr Dumb had not fixed anything. In the few days following this last surgery, I saw what I had expected to see. I know Dr H fixed my issues.

After going over the surgery findings and discussing the results, Dr H asked how I would like to proceed. True to form, we were on the same page. He and I have completely agreed on everything so far, and funny enough, for different reasons.

Dr H and I both agreed that the best thing we can do is jump straight into artificial insemination.

CRAZY, right?!

I wanted to because while we know everything inside me is fixed for noq, we don't know how long it will last. Obviously the scarring formed over the last couple of years, and it can come back again. I don't know big our window is, but I don't intend to waste one month.

Dr H wanted to because while Hubs has seriously awesome counts, his morphology is low. Now, his counts could totally make up for the low morphology, except that the ones that are normal swim slow. That being said, Hubs has been doing a lot the last 6 months to get his numbers up and improve his quality overall. He hasn't had an analysis since he started making such an effort, so it will be interesting to see how things look on IUI day. We're hoping that all of his hard work really pays off.

Add to all of the above, neither of us is getting any younger. Plus I just want to have one more baby and be done with all of this. I don't want to have to care or think about any of this anymore because I finally have a sibling for Little Bean.

So once AF rears, we are on our way to a cycle with chlomid (I will get into why we chose chlomid for this cycle later), an HCG trigger, and IUI while on 2,000 mg of metformin.

For the first time in a very long time, I actually think this can happen! We're finally hopefully we will be adding to our family soon.


*Jess* said...

I am so excited for you!! Hurry up and come AF, so you can get started!

Leah said...

So excited that you like your doctor and trust him and the care he is providing. That is SO important! Thinking of you girly!

Brooke said...

I'm so glad you found this new doc. Fingers crossed for you!

Alex said...

Wow - how exciting! I'm SO very happy you have this new doc!!! What a great plan - I hope this happens quickly for you!!!!

Jess said...

It is wonderful to find a doctor that you can trust. Hope that your IUI is successful and you see those 2 pink lines very soon.

AL said...

Excited for you!!! Best of luck!!!

Mazzy said...

Awesome new doc, awesome new plan. Hoping the greatest prize of all is in your sights.

Life Happens said...

So happy to hear you (and dr) so optimistic! Good luck.

Suzanne said...

This is excellent news! Best of luck with your IUI!