Hubs and I had been trying to get pregnant for about a year, and I was
mystified by our lack of success. Finally I made an appointment with a
fertility specialist. I had to have a saline hysterosonogram to
determine if the fibroid I have was preventing pregnancy.
Yup, it is.
The fibroid was pushing my uterus out of shape, preventing any embryo
from implanting. So my chances of conceiving are low, my chance of
miscarriage is high, and even after surgery to remove the fibroid, I
would still need fertility drugs and intrauterine insemination because
of my age, and my chance of conceiving could be as low as 30% because
The surgery involves laparotomy, and would require an extensive
recovery period with at least 8 weeks off work.
Not fun news to get. My husband and I have been talking it over, and
we've pretty much decided not to have the surgery. I might try one
round of IUI without the surgery, and if I conceive and miscarry, so
be it. And we may start looking into adoption.
So, you can see, things have been pretty stressful so far this year.
I'm kind of taking it easy and waiting to see how things pan out.
But things are looking up! Right now I'm holding my sweet 9-day-old
niece so her parents can get some well-deserved rest. She has
delicious milk breath and is making faces at me. Welcome to the
world, baby Audrey!