AF came to visit this morning making today CD 1, just lovely. And finally my laparoscopy surgery has been tentatively scheduled for January 8th….it had to be after January 1st at the earliest because that’s when our new insurance will become effective. Hoping to firm up that date soon so I can give work as much notice as possible. I’ll start taking Norethindrone (5mg twice a day) on CD 3 (Christmas Day). RE said to continue all supplements, that they wouldn’t haven an impact on the medication or surgery.
*Norethindrone is used to treat endometriosis and also to prevent pregnancy, they don’t want me ovulating this cycle because of my surgery.
I’m both excited and anxious for the surgery. There are risks with any surgery, but I think I have a lot to gain from the surgery too. If it’s minor like they think, and they are able to remove the blockage from my right tube it will include probably just 2 incisions, one just below my bellybutton and the other on my right side. My surgery is on a Wednesday, so I’ll take off Wednesday & Thursday….and possibly Friday depending on how I’m feeling.
If they’re able to unblock my tube we should be good to go starting IUI#2 in February! They say your best chance at falling pregnant after a laparoscopy is within the first 6 months after your surgery. I’m really hopeful that 2014 will be the year we get pregnant…..just hoping it’s sooner rather than later!
I’m trying really hard to remain positive about everything….but it’s really hard sometimes, and I think the holidays make it harder. We send out picture Christmas cards of our family every year (my husband, myself and the 2 dogs….the cats are jealous that they’re not in the pictures, but seriously that would be impossible), and this time last year I imagined our 2013 card including a baby, or at the very least a pregnant belly…..and neither happened, and it’s been really hard on me. We’re not travelling for Christmas this year, so we’ve decided on Christmas day we’re going to sleep in, cook breakfast, then go see a movie or two…..a fun day with just us! Trying to take care of myself and enjoy the holiday without killing anyone.
I guess my next update will be post-surgery….so please keep me/us in your thoughts and prayers! If all goes smoothly 2014 could be a much better year for us!
- What to Expect When Getting a Laparoscopy Procedure to Identify Fertility Issues (infertility.answers.com)
- The Most Common Kinds of Gynecological Surgery (womenshealth.answers.com)
- Laparoscopy (sunrisehospitaldelhi.wordpress.com)