Wednesday, October 16, 2013

adventures in conceiving

Well, tomorrow is my laparoscopy procedure.  I'm both nervous and excited, ready for it to be over with, & be home sleeping in my bed.  I have to be put under which I've only been one other time for my knee surgery and it's kind of a scary feeling.  I don't know that I'll be put under as deep as I was last time, I'm hoping for no breathing tube since it causes the rawest soar throat ever & no nausea after, although they did prescribe me some medication for that so I'm not sure what to expect.  

Basically what they will do tomorrow is make an incision in my belly button and two near my hip bones in order to use a small camera to go in and see if there is any scarring that could be preventing us from getting pregnant.  I'll spare the details of the extent of the surgery, but it is a pretty common procedure & they can correct the things that are able to be corrected.  This is a pretty huge step for us, although a common procedure (Dr. G said he does about 80 of these per year), I finally feel like we are making some REAL progress on this journey.  I'm trying to look at this as more of an adventure than anything else.  Positive vibes are so important, reducing negativity, including negative people, environments, and thoughts, sometimes easier said than done, is a key factor as well.  As stressful and frustrating as this has been, it must be this way for a reason.  In the words of Barney Stinson, challenge accepted!  Bring it on, I'm ready to see what our future has in store for us and this is just giving us a glimpse into what is to come.  

Fingers crossed that everything goes well tomorrow.  No food or drink after midnight tonight, but I have to take a pregnancy test (urine of course) first thing in the morning.  Leaving for Peoria tomorrow around 7:30 AM, surgery is scheduled for 11, hoping to be home by about 3 or so to sleep the rest of the afternoon away.  I made a big pot of chili yesterday so that Joe is fed for the next couple of nights and neither of us have to worry about cooking.  

The next step after the surgery is to start Clomid to increase the number of eggs & possibly IUI.  Lots to be thinking about and looking forward to!


  1. Good luck! I hope that this provides you with some answers! Clomid helped me, and luckily I barely experienced any of the side effects you here about. It can be known to dry up cervical fluid so I took evening primrose oil as a supplement to help with that and also used preseed! Big hugs & prayers your way tomorrow!

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  3. Good luck! I'm having trouble TTC right now. It's hard. I hope you find answers soon.
    Beauty and the Bump NYC

    1. Thanks, I just had the IUI procedure some today so fingers crossed, we find out in two weeks!! Good luck on your journey as wel! Thanks for stopping by.


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