Monday, June 7, 2010

In Case You Were Wondering...

I am not one of those people who can get pregnant when I "stop thinking about it so much," "take a break from meds," or "give my body a rest."

It's CD 1.

I'm not upset, I just thought I'd make it clear to those of you who may have been thinking that God would bless me when I "least expect it," that nope, He hasn't. I could not have expected a pregnancy any LESS than I did this month, and He did not disappoint on that end.

As I was chuckling about this fact, I log onto an online ca.tholic fer.tility email group where I'm a member, to see an email from a group member who was told by Dr H himself that she had a 0% chance of conceiving before her laparotomy, so she stopped taking all her meds, and, you guessed it, Poof! Pregnant!
(If you're reading this, T, I am very happy for you, this is truly a miracle!!)

But just goes to show... there are no miracles in store for me.

The good news is, this cycle I'll get a lot accomplished in preparation for the next treatment cycle (July). I have a phone appt with Dr Kwak on Wednesday, I have my pre-op ultrasound Friday, pre-op appt Monday, and laparoscopy #2, hysteroscopy #2, and selective hysterosalpingogram #3 next Friday 6/18. Then it's off to Cancun for a week (and yes Dr S said it was fine to fly the day after surgery, so woo hoo!) and by the end of my cycle I will have my first appt with Dr. Ch.eck in NJ.

Dr. Ch.eck came highly recommended, and I have finally bit the bullet and decided to add him to my ever-growing roster of medical professionals who have seen my hoo-ha (or at least my insides).

Yes, I am throwing on my climbing shoes and charging up path #47. I must be insane. Or masochistic. I prefer the latter. At least the latter is a personal choice.

22 comments:

Hebrews 11:1 said...

Hmm, I reject "insane" and "masochistic" and instead suggest "courageous" and "inspirational". Good luck with everything next week, I will pray that it goes well for you!! And enjoy your Cancun trip, you deserve a vacation!

mrsblondies said...

Sorry about CD 1, even if you aren't really surprised or upset. I'm glad you are having a lot of stuff going on to prepare for July's treatment cycle. I really hope one of the path does have footholds to the top.

Sew said...

That is so funny because I deleted my comment (I think) when I said that I would go down path #47.

Truly you are my hero! YOu don't stop and I love it! It's such a testament to the desire of motherhood. That the fight we have inside us will take us to places we never dreamed.

Don't forget to plant your herd before you leave! Is that not the funniest thing....I should have sent the redneck bubble bath...But DH thought it was corny. It was hilarious! Just as insane as the herd.

I love that you are flying right after your lap!

Why didn't you tell me this on the phone. I'm so ticked at you and who is Mr. Che.c.k?

LifeHopes said...

Yesterday was CD1 for me too.
I am sorry that there wasn't a miracle this month, but I am still believing one is coming your way:)
xoxo.

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

sorry for cd1. I hate when that happens! Good luck next week, and Have fun on your vacay! I'm so jealous! :)

Shannon said...

you, dear one... continue to inspire me. I'm serious. And I'm praying for you and your sweet heart...

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

I can your fighting spirit in this post. I'm still praying for your miracle.

prayerfuljourney said...

Wow...you are flying to Cancun after your surgery? That's impressive. I'm sure you'll do fine and you do have a lot of strength! Praying the surgery is a success and onto the next step huh?

Faith makes things possible said...

I agree with Hebrews...definitely courageous and inspirational!! I mean, I'm super impressed that you're leaving for vacation the day after surgery! ;) Cancun will be fun...I've never been but look foward to hearing all about it!!

Leila said...

I echo Shannon. And, I am excited about what you have lined up next. I will be praying like a mad woman!

Ask or Imagine said...

Good idea to go to Cancun right after your procedure - that is a good reward!

I agree with everyone, I admire your perseverance and your courage.

alliemich said...

Praying for your upcoming surgeries...and have fun and relax in Cancun - so jealous!

callmemama said...

Good luck with your lap! Have a great time in Cancun :).

the misfit said...

What sort of medicine does this Dr. Check person practice? How will this fit into your treatment? It just occurred to me - I had a goal of a lifetime minimum number of people who've seen my ladyparts. But given my medical situation, maybe I should go for a MAXIMUM number? Wait, I have an idea. An IF blogger contest: who can claim the maximum number of board-certified specialists or sub-specialists who have beheld her nether regions? (It would require a wee bit of research to figure out which of all our docs are board-certified.) But it could be fun!

Also, enjoy Cancun!

Tridentine Wife said...

Have fun in Cancun!

barbie said...

Why have we not heard of Dr Che.ck as yet? what does he do?

I'm SO glad your fighting gloves will be back on sweet friend. I pray for your miracle daily.

Thankful said...

Surgery recovery with margaritas and sunshine? Sounds like the recipe for a delightful recovery! I love your tenacity! What day do you leave (I may be in your land soon)?

doctorgianna said...

I pray for you often, but lots of prays coming next week! Enjoy Cancun!

Trustful Surrender said...

What can I say?

I'm praying and hoping for you.
Oh, . . . can you take me with you?

Fertile Thoughts said...

I am praying for you!!!!!!!! I wish it wasn't CD 1 for you or CD3 at this point...

Love,
Amber

Angela said...

I hate CD1 :( I'm sorry. But it sounds like you have a very busy cycle ahead and can look forward to vacation! Yay! Will be praying for your upcoming surgeries.

JellyBelly said...

I'm praying for you!!! I'm right there in the trenches with you!