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Monday, May 31, 2010

Hello friends and family!

Nothing really new to share with me~ just thought I'd let you know that after one month of progesterone treatment, I feel pretty normal. I have been a little on the irritable side, but other than that, I have not had side effects. I am getting anxious to be done though! I'm ready to find out what's next!

Thursday night we celebrated with my friend LS from Hannah's Hope. She is 4months pregnant and is now one of our "alumni" gals. I'm so excited for her as it's finally feeling more real! We've been through this together for the last two years and it truly encourages everyone to see someone have success after waiting such a long time. Her attitude has been amazing through the thick and thin lining(haha little infertility joke).

Wednesday, we'll find out how my friend GM's frozen embryo transfer went. She had two put in and I'm so hopeful that this is it...Changes are in the air! Check out her amazing blog and be prepared to grow in your faith just be reading about her journey:paulandgretchen@blogspot.com

I'd better get ready for the day now! I'm going to do a garage sale and see how much of our junk I can get rid of. Have a great Memorial Day everyone.

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Diagnosis

Today was my post-op with Dr. Amato. Since I didn't have any difficulty with the surgery, I expected a very brief, "nothing" kind of appointment. WRONG! It turns out, I have something she did not expect. It's called endometrial hyperplasia, which is a thickening of my uterus that has pre-cancerous irregular cells. They take it seriously, because left untreated, it can eventually become cancer of the uterus. It is also something that can contribute to infertility. To treat it, I have to start taking 12 progesterone pills per month for 3 months. At the end of this period, they will do a biopsy and make sure it's gone.

Here's a link with more info about this issue:
http://www.uterus1.com/edu_ctr/clinicaloverview.cfm/20

I'm sure most people would be appalled to have a diagnosis like this. However for me (and anyone who's ever been infertile), it feels really good to find out more about my body and why it's not doing what it's supposed to do. On the spiritual side, it also makes me grateful for this journey I've been on, because if I wouldn't have had the hysteroscopy, they never would have found this condition so soon and been able to catch it. Who knows, I may have had 3 kids by now, but died of cancer by age 40.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Updates

My meeting a couple weeks ago went ok with Dr. Amato. She was very conservative about how she spoke regarding the polyp, which kind of annoyed me, but I guess she has to be careful what she says or people get too hung up on things. She said she thought it unlikely to be the primary cause of our issues. She said that endometriosis is probably the main issue. However, I asked her if it was in a place where implantation occurs and she confirmed that it was. So, I'm still hopeful that removing it will give us another chance to conceive naturally. She also thought that was fine to wait a few months and see what happens. Please pray for the surgery to go well tomorrow and that a miracle could take place in the next couple months!

As for Weight Watchers, I'm doing great. I've lost a total of 5 lbs and have not felt all that different. It's been good for me to journal my daily food intake and keep track of points online. I know I'm making better choices and limiting my portions, which is a good change for me.

That's all the Baby Ruth updates for now. Happy Cinco De Mayo~ Cheers!

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