My name is Stephanie and after 3 years I finally heard what I thought was the worst possible news… my only chance of pregnancy is through IVF.
I was on Clomid for 6 rounds. At first we expected it was anovulation due to my atypical PCOS. On round 3 of the Clomid, I was pregnant. I almost didn’t expect it. My HPT was positive and I almost fell over. I passed by to see one line and saw two. I was ecstatic, my husband was too… Then at the 6 week mark, 2 hours before my 1st ultrasound appointment, I started bleeding. U/s showed nothing in my uterus. Ectopic pregnancy that wasn’t meant to be. Kept on for 3 more cycles of Clomid. Nothing.
My doctor suggested we do a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, d/c if necessary (if bands were present from a prior non pregnancy related d/c) and chromtubation (blue dye as I call it).
Did that on 10/13/10. Found out afterward that my tubes had failed to form at my uterus. It was as if they had been cut, but they had just failed to develop. The blue dye didn’t go anywhere in my tubes and never came out of them. Useless.
Had my first appointment with my RE today. I’m in GA so I’m using FIRM out of Jacksonville. Dr. Freeman.
He’s optimistic as the only issue I have is my tubes. My uterus is beautiful, my ovaries are cute (with no cysts!) and my eggs are no problem.
He started me on b/c today and he’s hoping for a transfer the last week of November. I should have my schedule tomorrow or Friday and know exactly what I need to pay.
If the transfer is the end of November… our anniversary is the 28th, so it’s a present to ourselves.
I’m nervous. I’m accident prone and bad luck prone. Everything that can go wrong for me, usually does. I panicked every day I was pregnant for fear of a miscarriage and then it happened and it was just horrible.
I’m scared of needles, but I know I’ll have to do the shots. (OR I’ll have to convince a RN to do them for me!) Just so worried that I’m going to fail at this first round and not be able to afford a second that it’s just driving me insane.
This was a longer intro post that I had intended! Oops!
Anyway, that’s my story.
Is anyone else using F.I.R.M?