Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Polyp-zilla!

Today was my hysteroscopy to remove the polyp. I ended up getting general anesthesia instead of twilight, which was ok with me. Surgery lasted around an hour and was routine, but revealed a surprise.

The polyp was HUGE. It was taking up more than 1/3 of my uterus and had damaged my left tube. No wonder I had 2 failed IVF cycles due to implantation failure. I am bummed about the bad tube, but since we are IVF patients anyway, I guess it is not a huge loss. Had it been caught sooner though, perhaps my tube would have been okay.

I'll say it again, I am SO happy that we got an 2nd opinion!!!

I had serious post-surgery shivers and my body was having trouble regulating its temp. They brought in a forced air warming blanket and gave me a shot of Demerol to stop the tremors. I have never shook so bad in my life.

I got home a little after 6pm and I promptly vomited as we walked in the door. I feel much better now though. Crampy and some pressure, but ok.

Sean made me some Ring 0 Noodle Soup with egg and now I am about to have a banana and peanut butter. He is a great nurse :)

Dr. M called me at home this evening and wants me to get underway with IVF #3 as soon possible.

I need to call my nurse in the morning and get on the calendar. Thanks for all your well wishes!

17 comments:

Christi said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better and so glad you got a 2nd opinion too! :)

Lisa said...

I'm with christi, thank goodness you got the second opinion. I also like that your RE is ready to go with your next cycle. Good luck and I hope you recover soon. I had the chills thing also after a local or whatever. Hate being cold.

Lisa said...

Wow, that's unbelievable!!! Thank goodness you went for the 2nd opinion and they've taken care of things!!

Jill said...

WOW! Thank goodness for the second opinion! I'm glad that you're feeling better! I hope this is what you needed for a successful cycle!

bella1021 said...

Good Luck with round 2!!

poppy.f.seed said...

wow, that is so crazy. Weird that they would just have gone ahead. I hope you feel better and better. Things are looking hopeful!

Peachy said...

I am so glad you went for a second opinion also. Good luck with round 3!

M. said...

Oh my gosh! That's unreal. How incredibly lucky that you went for the second opinion. I bet that removing that giant will make all the difference :) Yay! (and sorry you were sick.)

M. said...

Oh my gosh! That's unreal. How incredibly lucky that you went for the second opinion. I bet that removing that giant will make all the difference :) Yay! (and sorry you were sick.)

Leslie Laine said...

It is so wonderful that you went for the second opinion! If IF has taught me anything, it's that you have to take control of your medical care. This is great news all in all - excited to hear about your upcoming, successfuly IVF cycle! :)

sarah23 said...

Oh my gosh! That thing sounds gigantic! I am so glad that you found out about it and were able to take care of it!

Jill said...

I'm glad everything went okay! I hope this will be the answer you guys have been seeking. I'm also so glad you got that 2nd opinion as well! Cheering you on all the way as you kick off IVF#3!!!!

Maria (MKC101103) said...

I'm glad you're doing better now. And I'm praying IVF #3 gets you a great BFP!

Leah said...

Unbelievable!

No wonder the last two failed. Thank goodness for 2nd opinions.

Good luck on the next round :)

Amber said...

I hope you're doing well - I miss your blogging!

Peeveme said...

That's amazing. Like everyone else I'm so glad you went for a second opinion.

I'd be anxious to start IVF #3 if I were you. IT just feels like you are so much closer to being pregnant.

stop zilla said...

I am really happy you are feeling so good.