This probably isn’t one of the most flattering photos you’ll see of me, but this is one of the images that the doctor shared with Hubby and I at my post-operation appointment this afternoon. Taken by laparoscope, the pictures revealed quite a bit of scar tissue and endometriotic implants. Perhaps worst of all, my tubes appeared to have adhered themselves to the adjacent tissues and weren’t “floppy and mobile” which made our chances for a natural conception much less likely.
She stated the next steps systematically: make an appointment with an infertility specialist, start monthly DepoLupron shots to treat the endometriosis, and see what happens with the in vitro fertilization process.
Perhaps the most troubling was what the DepoLupron does. It temporarily puts me into menopause mode. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings. Oy, watch out, Hubby!
Some good news: The biopsy on the polyps came back negative, so at least that’s something to be thankful for.
As for our pursuit of parenthood, it looks like we have a long road ahead of us.
Who is Champuru?Aloha, I'm Donna, known everywhere on the Internet as "Champuru." I was born and raised in Hawaii. I'm a Christian. I'm married to my best friend of 18 years, we struggled with infertility and successfully conceived via IVF (and by the grace of God!) in 2008. I resigned from my coveted "secure" government job to be a work-at-home mom to my 3-year-old daughter. Using my degree in Information Technology and the skills obtained in the marketplace, I started my own business. Now, I work from home, taking clients on a part-time basis, working in my PJ's while the little one sleeps. Life isn't always easy, but it's all good.