Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I’m still in shock and disbelief that we may have finally found the reason for our fertility problems and multiple losses. I have been examined and tested by my OB/GYN and 3 Reproductive Endocrinologists over the last few years. We have been through several medicated cycles, 5 IUIs, 2 IVFs, 8 miscarriages, multitudes of testing, and most recently we were told I would never be able to carry a child. Something HUGE had been missed all this time!!! Now we have hope again, and I’m so thankful!
I would highly recommend considering a Laparoscopy if you have not had one. And PLEASE friends – get a 2nd opinion, or 3rd, or 4th! We wondered if something could be wrong with my lady parts, but my HSG was “all clear” 2 years ago. Little did we know, I had Stage II Endometriosis throughout my uterus, scar tissue on my right ovary, and a congenital defect in my uterus – a Septate Uterus. The septum should have been caught by my previous doctor during the HSG. I really had no reason to think I needed a Lap, but my doctor suggested we try it as a last resort – even if it was to rule things out. I never expected to find so many answers as to why we kept miscarrying! Uterine septums are a major factor in early losses. The surgery was a complete success. Everything was removed/repaired, and my doctor has confidence that we will successfully conceive.
I do believe the autoimmune issues that Dr. Sher found have merit. However, if he had known that my HSG was wrong (and that I had Endo & a uterine defect), I don’t think he would have jumped to the conclusion that I cannot carry a child. All the pieces of the puzzle are coming together now. I see Dr. Kwak-Kim in January, which is when we’ll be able to resume TTC, so it will be perfect timing. We have already resolved one huge problem – with my recent surgery, so all that’s left is to tackle the autoimmune aspect (which might actually not be as huge of a contributing factor that we first thought).
I CANNOT WAIT FOR 2012!!!!!!!!!!