I am so excited to announce that the process of IVF has officially begun!
For a month now I have been taking birth control and hormone pills to increase my progesterone. This morning, I had surgery to eliminate all possible negative outcomes of ivf, as an extra precaution. My doctor removed some scar tissue, widened my uterus to give it a more inhabitable shape for implantation, and he removed my right Fallopian tube to avoid any more ectopic surgeries! I'm so glad, too because that has been life threatening for me and it's the most common cause of pregnancy related deaths.
Fortunately, this is a pretty routine procedure so I only need a few days rest, unlike more invasive surgeries, and then I'm back on my feet!
My follow up is on Monday, and I am just so excited! It's a big investment but worth every penny, knowing that my uterus is healthy and my egg reserve is good! And I can never have another ectopic pregnancy again!
It was a little scary, though! When they wheeled me into the O.R, I could feel my heart pounding! They put me on the table, strapped my arm down and then put the huge overhead light over me. I realized.. this is happening! My life is about to change! And for the better 😊
After that, I completely passed out, of course. They put a tube down my throat and opened me up. At this point, it's such a relief because it's over and my doc gave us the thumbs up! If there was anything at all to find, he would have found it by now.
Please follow me on this journey! Not many people talk about their experience with this but I'm hoping it will shed light on new possibilities for couples trying to conceive and it's also inspiration to see just how far along science has come!
Did you know I can pick the gender? Not sure what I want to do regarding that but please comment your thoughts below! I only want one child, because I have 4 amazing "step" (hate that word!) children but it is compelling to think about... what to do? What would you do!
Thanks for reading and wish me luck! Ill keep you all updated soon!
With the divorce rate at 50%, that means many blended marriages and "step" children to follow..Someone needs to voice this! It's tough! Nitty gritty! Hardcore and without exception of blame! This blog is to not just inform but solidify how difficult, awkward and how severe the power struggle can be as a "step-parent"