Saturday, November 20, 2010

Surgery

Jason and I have been trying to have a baby for over two years.  After doing all the clomid and IUI's that my doctor would allow for the time being we had to make a decision on what to do next.  Our options were: adoption, surgeries, wait, or IVF.  I didn't want to give up trying just yet, but we didn't feel right about IVF, so we decided to do the surgeries. 

Jason's surgery was a Varicocelectimy.  It was done in September and he is still healing from it.  We won't know if it worked until the middle of December or later. 

My surgery was last Friday (November 12th).  I actually had two separate surgeries that day. They were a Laparoscopy and a Histeroscopy.

During the Laparoscopy, they will cut me open and look at my uterus's outside.  This was to see if there were any problems, such as endometriosis or scar tissues that can be preventing me from getting pregnant. It turned out that I didn't have any of those problems.  They also drilled little holes into my ovaries to help drain the many cysts that are there.

In the Histeroscopy, they looked inside my uterus to see if there were any problems in there and fix them. There was not.  They also put dye through my tubes and that was successful.  Both open!

I am recovering very nicely.  I am in very little pain and have little soreness now.  So things are good.   I should be fully recovered soon.  Hopefully between both of these surgeries, we will have a little more hope of having another baby near in the future.

6 comments:

Cindra said...

Here's Hoping!

Ross & Amanda Goodman- but mostly Amanda :) said...

You are amazing. We are paying for you.

Chelsea said...

I hope everything goes well and things work out. This may sound weird or presumptuous on my part but when I was reading this I thought of one of my favorite General Conference talks: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-439-25,00.html. Sometimes we need to remember to be patient and wait on the Lord. Praying for you and your family.

Kristin said...

Hope you are recovering well and that things work out wonderfully for your little family. Emerson is getting soooo big and is so ADORABLE.

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

I am glad you are recovering so well. And I hope that everything works out. Emerson will be such a cute big brother!

Lisa and Dan said...

I'm sorry you've been having a hard time getting pregnant. Good luck. I hope this will work for you. You'll have to keep posted how things go. I'll pray for you (: