Hello Everyone, there is hope for everyone trying to conceive!!
Myself and my now husband have been trying to conceive for 5 1/2yrs and after the first year and only 28yrs old and no success we decided to get help. I'm a sufferer of endo I have stage 4 found out this year 2013 and we found out that my hubbys sperm has low motility although the count wasn't bad it also wasn't as high as it should be.
So 1st year of TTC I had my first laparoscopy and discovered I had slight endo at the time and my fallopian tubes were cleared. We continued to try naturally as we were told we could now conceive.
2nd year and still hadn't caugh pregnant. I had tests done and got diagnosed with Hyperprolactineamia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperprolactinaemia) So this could have been the reason why I wasn't conceiving naturally......
Now in the 3rd year and taking medication once a week to get the levels down in the pituitary gland. Once low enough we started having treatment for IUI x2 and they failed. My cycles are really regular so really didn't understand what was going on.
4th year Doctors realised nothing is really working. We tried ICSI after egg collection of 11 eggs, 7 fertalised and x3 of those 7 we're A* we had x1 fresh embryo put back after 5 days. On the day of transfer it was a difficult time for us because the doctor was having trouble finding my cervix again and couldn't suss out the correct size apparatus and cathetor to use on me and I strongly believe that in the end he just put my little embyro where he thought my uterus was and after 30 minutes of lying down I went to the toilet and naturally /i looked in the toilet to make sure I hadn't bled or anything and there was a blob of fluid like eggwhites in water, which I believe was my A* so it was never even inside of me :( I discussed this with the doctor and he was apologetic that I felt that way and put me forward for another laparoscopy becuase he did admit to struggling to find my cervix and said it would be better to find out properly what my internal issues were as they didn't do my first lapo. 6 frozen embryo blastasis waiting for me in a years time.
5yrs and laparoscopy done, disovered I had stage 4 endo the worst kind...bowels and tubes and ovaries stuck together. Laparoscopy done to release the ovaries, but bowels not released as no bowel surgeon on board in case of an emergency. Thing is my symtoms are almost non exsistant Im so thankful and lucky. But now that I know I have it that bad I've cut out alot of wheat, bread and caffeine completely and actually feel a whole lot better, my digestive system works so much better too. I changed my lifestyle, started fresh juicing and I tried to turn to natural medicine and found a natural product called A Womens Best Friend, its got really good herbs in it and it's great for people with endo. My cervix was tilted and so difficult to find and after taking this herbal tablets even the doctors were surprised how much my cervix had almost corrected itself. I believe that helped alot...only problem is it's expensive and you can only buy it online from America but its really worth it.
5 1/2 yrs after giving my body a rest from meds and the surgery we had a few dummy trials to make sure transfer would go smoothly and they did. Then it was just timing with my natural cycle...couldn't go ahead with x2 of them becuase my egg didn't collapse but third time lucky we could go ahead with the frozen embryo transferr (FET) :))) Morning of the FET and the first two embryos have survived the freeze thaw process and they'll be both going back...so exciting. Went smoothly and I am so positive about this time round....I had accupuncture straight after this time too but have been going for over 2 yrs so didn't want to stop now.
Three days until TWW is over and I tested on the morning of my 6 DP FET out of curiosity because I read on here that people had success at 5DP FET so thought 6th day nothing to loose hopefully and well I got my 1st BPF EVER on my digital tester it said 1-2 weeks pregnant...I was surprised, and I didn't scream the place down or cry I just couldn't stop smiling and hubby just kept thanking me and we just kept looking at eachother in disbelief and laughing...wow finally our turn and so so happy.
Keep the faith and don't always accept medicine from the doctors unless you really really have to...if you can change something in your lifestyle naturally for the better, do it....my body obviously wasn't ready to nurture a growing baby or maybe 2 :) and timing is everything. Looking forward to our official confirmation and every little twing and experience pregnancy brings. ***sprinkling lucky babydust on all TTC***