Tuesday, August 01, 2006

good bye, bar exam! it was crappy knowing you!

The bar exam has come and gone. I hope I passed, but with the pass rate being what it is, I won't be surprised if I didn't. Oh well, what's done is done -- nothing to do but wait for the results.

Anyway, my RE and I met to assess what we've done so far and whether it's working. So far, I have had 3 IUIs using clomid and apparently, the amount of follicles produced hasn't been any different than if I didn't use clomid at all. So, now he says it's time to move on to injections and IUI. But first, he suggested that we should deal with the polyp. Minor surgery, he says. But we have to wait until next cycle to do it since the surgery should be performed on CD 5-11 and I'm already on CD 9 today. So, nothing this cycle, surgery next cycle, then injections starting the cycle after that.

I didn't want to wait another 3 months, but looks like we'll have to. 3 months just seems like an eternity.

Oh, and I've told 2 different doctors (more than once) that I might have endometriosis. I never had a heavy flow, but in the past year and a half, my AF has been super super heavy. And I never used to cramp, and now I do. So, I asked my RE if the surgery to remove the polyp can also tell me if I have endometriosis. He said nope. And so I mentioned (for the 3rd time) that I think I might have endometriosis. He looked at my record and said that there were no indications that I might have it. I'm ok with going through the laposcropy to get a definitive answer, but apparently, "there are no indications" that I have endometriosis and so that's not an option. But does anyone know -- What are these "indications"? If you have endometriosis, how did you find out for sure? Was it something they could tell just by looking at your symptoms/record? Or did you have to go through the laproscopy?

6 Comments:

Blogger Who's Askin'? said...

Oh no....this whole process is so agonizingly slow, isn't it?


I don't know the answers to your questions about endo but my af was so out-of-control heavy and the cramps were too. There wasn't a tampon on God's earth that could battle the flow. And I did not have endo....although I had a lap for a fibroid which enabled them to check out all my girly bits and say definitively that I don't have it.

Sorry to blather about myself. I hope these three months fly by...

4:18 PM  
Blogger gaelen said...

Thanks, Susan, that makes me feel a lot better. It gives me hope that I don't have endo since you have the same AF symptoms and don't have it. Of course, I didn't want to have endo, but was just searching for a possible explanation for the infertility and didn't know if this was something I needed to push the doctors about.

I'm finding that I have to take more control w/ my health issues because I wouldn't be even as far as I am now in my treatment if I didn't keep on top of things. I know, I know...I'm a nag =P

7:22 PM  
Blogger Who's Askin'? said...

Definitely push your Drs. When I went to my Gyn about not getting pregnant, he rolled his eyes and said "there is nothing wrong with you".... which made me irrate. He hadn't even examined me. I demanded a perscription for an HSG and a referal to an RE. That was back in December.

This is all to say that you have to really question everything and keep the ball moving otherwise you become another patient adrift...they certainly don't share the urgency.

I'm getting all riled up here!! Heeheee. Good luck doll.

6:24 AM  
Blogger fisher queen said...

Hi- I don't know your whole story but just wanted to chime in. I had 'no indications' for endo either, until they finally did a lap after four IUIs. Guess what they found? It was mild, and I would bet that if you have it, it's pretty mild, but I would still want to know WTF was going on down there. See I'm getting all riled up too.

You do have to push them to be more aggressive.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

I hope the next three months fly by! I'm surprised that your doctor didn't suggest doing the lap at the same time (since you'll be under anyway). I was told that endo is something they check for during a lap. I'll let you know how mine go, so you'll know what to look forward to.

Sorry for just now getting back to you, but I must have missed your comment before.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Who's Askin'? said...

thanks for your kind comments on my blog gaelen. i really appreciate it. just wanted to let you know i am moving it though...too many personal friends know about it and i want more privacy-- so the new one is www.bicyclebuiltfortwo.blogspot.com and babyangst will be down in a couple more days.

hope to hear what's new with you although i totally understand the concept of laying low for a while too!

6:59 PM  

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