Thursday, 14 March 2013

Results day!


So today we had our appointment at the fertility clinic to go through my results from all my blood tests, ultrasound and swabs. I was so nervous waiting in the waiting room luckily we didn't have to wait long until the doctor called my name. SO.....deep breathe!

He went through all my results and he said they were all perfectly normal but the fact that my cycles are like 5-6 weeks might indicate that I'm not ovulating as regular but I am ovulating. So that is all good and positive.
The next step now is to see if my one remaining tube is clear or blocked. When I had my ectopic I had a laporatomy and a Salpingectomy, which is a large incision through the abdominal wall and removal of the Fallopian tube. Because of the surgery there is a possibility that there is scar tissue near my remaining tube and this could be causing the problem or a blocked tube. The only way to really see if my tube is blocked and to check the surrounding area is to have a laparoscopy and dye.
The operation is under general anaesthetic and you have a couple of small incisions near your belly button. You are pumped full of gas so your organs are protected, a camera is inserted and then dye is inserted into the cervix and then through the tube. From having my operation and ectopic my chances of risks have increased from 1 in 1000 to 1 in 300. I am nervous about it but I know it's just another step we have to go through to get to where we need to be.
If everything is fine with my tube I will be put on comid for 6 months then IUI, then IVF.  If the tube is blocked then we will go straight to IVF.

I am on the waiting list for the operation so it could be in a couple of weeks or a month or so, they didn't give me any indication into when it will be and just that I will receive a letter.

When we first started going through our fertility tests niavely I thought we would get pregnant soon but now I am realising we have a long and tiring journey ahead of us.

If anyone has been through similar I would love to hear you stories.

Have a great day!

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