Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Infertility Stinks!

I haven't talked about infertility on here lately because it's depressing and well, who wants to read a depressing blog. In fact some of my newest followers may not even know that we are dealing with infertility.

So here's a little background info (very condensed version):
~Hubs and I started trying to have a baby in April 2008.
~changed dr.'s in July and she said I had endometrosis, HSG confirmed it
~ laproscopy in August to remove it, was not completely successful. Stage 4 endo
~ started Femera and bi-monthly ultrasounds in September
~ in April of 2009 we were referred to a fertility specialist
~ was quickly told that IVF was our only option
~ decided to not see the RE because we were not comfortable there

This is pretty much were we stopped in September of 2009. We haven't been doing any monitoring or anything extra. Last week I had my yearly woman's exam (lovely) and she said that she wanted to refer me to one of 2 dr's in the world that specialize in removing endometrosis. One of the dr.'s is in Omaha and the other is at Duke. Um, okay Duke is waaaaaaayyyyy closer. So at 2pm today I have my first appt. with this new dr. I took the day off work and momma and I are just going to make a day of it. The dr. is only 2 1/2 hours from where I live but we plan on getting some lunch and doing a little browsing. (We have to pick up some Duke National Championship t-shirts since my family is big Duke fans). Today's appt. is just a consultation and I have a 100 questions that I am hoping he will answer. I promise to update soon.

16 comments:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

Good luck with your appointment!! I will be thinking about you.

Have fun getting your t-shirts! My husband drove the hour there last week to pick up his. My first Duke game was the ACC championship this year!!

Kathryn said...

Oh Kelly - I'm thinking and praying for you and for a good visit with the new doc. That is so important. If you ever want to talk, I am here. I know it plain out SUCKS.

Hang in there.

Mallory said...

Hang in there, I wish you the best of luck at this appointment! Prayers being sent your way!

Kate said...

Oh, Kelly! I had the option of having my operation at Duke - totally unrelated to yours - but I decided to come home to Boston to have it done instead.

I hope that everything goes well for you both. I'll be thinking about you.

USCEmily said...

Good luck with the appointment, Kelly- I just said a little prayer for you!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Oh sweetheart! I am so so sorry to hear that you are going through that. I know it doesn't make you feel any better...but I actually have Premature Ovarian Failure myself and I can't have children. I found out last year and I still struggle with it every day. It's a very hard thing to go through so please know that I would love to talk to you about it if you need to. PLEASE feel free to email me. sweetsoutherncupcake@yahoo.com

Keep your head up!!! God will show you his plan for you soon I'm sure of it! Love you! :)

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

It's actually sweetsoutherncupcakes@yahoo.com
Sorry about that!

Lori said...

Kelly you are in my prayers today! I am so sorry that you are going through IF, it does stink.

Charla (SHar-la) said...

Can't wait to hear what they have to say! Know I'm thinking of you and as an infert sister, I know how hard the waiting and new doctors part is! It will be good to have more answers and make a plan!

Jessica said...

Good Luck with your apointment! My prayers are going out for you!

Miss Muddy Paws said...

I'm praying for you, and can't wait to hear the update. Good luck at your appointment.

Allyson said...

Yes it does stink. Praying for you Kelly! I hope that you have a good visit and get your questions answered.

Lianna Knight said...

Good luck girl! I can't wait to hear how your appointment goes :)

Praying for promising words!!

Kelly said...

I've been wondering how you were doing since you hadn't mentioned it lately. I'm praying for you and look forward to hearing about your appt!

Alison said...

Good luck. That's great that you were so close to one of the two doctors. WOW!

sanjeet said...

I wish you the best of luck at this appointment! Prayers being sent your way!
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