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possible lap?

Postby britnee » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:30 pm

i was diagnosed and had surgery for endo at 14 y/o. my Dr. told me I would have to have surgery approx. every 4 years. I'm going on 20 and have been ttc for 1 year and 7 months, 18 cycles, one m/c. I have my first gyno appt in almost 2 years (i know, bad me). we finally got my husband insurance and its now working so I have an appt on Monday. i was told over the phone that i need to see the doctor, not the NP, because I will probably need another surgery. I'm TERRIFIED. I remember my ribs aching so bad and feeling like they were going to push out. not being able to get out of bed, or into bed by myself. not being able to sit on the toilet or get up from the toilet by myself. my husband is amazing and would do everything but he works 12 hour days 6 days a week (mandatory) and doesn't get vacation yet... I am so scared but I'm excited because I know this will increase my chances on conceiving. If anyone just wants to chat or give support feel free to leave a comment/reply or private message me... Its been so long so any personal experiences would also be great. :)
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Postby socialite_baby » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:49 am

Actually if your last pap came back normal the new guidelines are to go every 2 years so you're right on schedule! :)

Unfortunately for me the lap never helped us conceive. We've been TTC for 3.5 years with multiple failed medicated and IUI cycles under our belt since the lap. It does help many women though! I will caution you that if it's being lasered/burnt off it's not removing the endo, it's just removing what the doctor can see which usually just angers it. My pain has only increased since my lap and I assume my endo also spread. You'll do better seeing an endo specialist. Generally that means traveling to Philadelphia, Atlanta, or Houston. Currently only 10 doctors perform excision laps which completely remove the endo, help prevent it's return in most cases, and has enabled many women to conceive naturally who wouldn't have otherwise.
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April - November 2011 - 7 Rounds of 50 mg Clomid, 3 IUIs. All BFN.
February - March, June 2012 - 3 Rounds 5 mg Femara. BFN.
April 2012 - "Immune Protocol" Follistim IUI. BFN.
May 2012 - Diagnosed activated natural killer cells and told we'll NEVER conceive naturally... *treatment break*
October 2015 - IVF #1. OHSS. Freeze all. 9 blasts on ice.
November 2015 - FET #1. BFN.
January 2016 - Holy *NATURAL* BFP!!! WTF?! First ultrasound 2/1/2016. Praying for a healthy sticky baby. <3
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Postby britnee » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:58 am

sorry it took so long, my computer would not connect to the internet for some reason. I had my appt yesterday and talked to the dr about all my issues and concerns. He suggested my husband get a semen analysis done. If that comes back normal, have the surgery. If that doesn't work try clomid... which I really don't want to do... If something is wrong with him and it is fixable, fix it. If not... I guess adopt....There is just so much we have to figure out before we can do anything and it still seems like its mostly guess work anyway. SO NOT FAIR.
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Postby socialite_baby » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:33 am

Maybe I'm confused... You'd rather not have a biological child if it means taking clomid? I was against fertility treatments that weren't natural in the beginning too, but it came to the point where we were just out of options. We originally said we wouldn't do IVF too, we'd just go as far as IUI with injectables and if that didn't work we'll adopt. Turns out our hearts were softened toward IVF and I feel a strong pull to do it and that it just might be successful... Adoption is a long, stressful, and expensive process too. It certainly isn't for everyone (we started paperwork and felt it wasn't right). At 20 and after less than 2 years TTC, even with endo, you shouldnt be throwing in the towel! :D Clomid isnt evil, it helps tons of women conceive. IUI isnt so bad either! Hopefully your husband's SA comes back normal!
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TTC #1 for 7.5 years...

April - November 2011 - 7 Rounds of 50 mg Clomid, 3 IUIs. All BFN.
February - March, June 2012 - 3 Rounds 5 mg Femara. BFN.
April 2012 - "Immune Protocol" Follistim IUI. BFN.
May 2012 - Diagnosed activated natural killer cells and told we'll NEVER conceive naturally... *treatment break*
October 2015 - IVF #1. OHSS. Freeze all. 9 blasts on ice.
November 2015 - FET #1. BFN.
January 2016 - Holy *NATURAL* BFP!!! WTF?! First ultrasound 2/1/2016. Praying for a healthy sticky baby. <3
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Postby britnee » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:07 am

I don't really know. I guess I'm just still kind of in shock. I never thought this would happen to me. I want a baby and I get pregnant. Easy as that. But it isn't. I would have to look into it further I suppose. He didn't really explain much about it because he had a couple women going into labor (how convenient). I guess if it comes right down to it I will. Its just upsetting because our insurance doesn't cover infertility or anything having to do with it... So all of it comes out of pocket. Except for stuff like surgery which is ran through as endo/pain. I guess were just trying to figure out the cheapest way to do this because when baby does get here, I want to be able to buy everything and anything he/she wants/needs without worry. We have done very good about keeping ourselves out of debt and this is making it quite difficult. There is just so much to think about and consider when going into the medical intervention side of TTC.
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Postby Britnee1 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:16 am

i've decided to try the clomid...i'll post on here and let everyone know when i start it and if it is successful.
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Postby Britnee1 » Fri May 04, 2012 7:48 am

Tried one round, unsuccessful, had a lap and my first cycle post op was 17 days, the next was 22, so i'm hopefully going to be normal again. no more pain, so hopefully now we will have some luck!! going to try 3 months with nothing but vitamins, if nothing, then I think we will try a couple more rounds of clomid.
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