Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Pre Op Dx: Primary Infertility

The decision has been made. We are going ahead with Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling!

I ended up getting my period Monday, August 19. After telling my doctor this, and after he was able to review all that my body has done (or more like has not done) while taking Clomid these past few months, we came to the decision that surgery is the best next step.

So a week from today I will be heading to the hospital where I work as a labor and delivery RN to have this procedure done. Talk about weird being on the other side and having to be a patient and not the nurse. I'm hoping the next time I'm ever a patient at Winnie it will be to have a baby!

In addition to the drilling, I'll also have an hysteroscopy (to look inside my uterus through the cervix and make sure there is nothing going on in there that may have been missed from the ultrasounds) as well as dye inserted through the cervix into the uterus and out the fallopian tubes. The doctor will be looking into my abdomen laparoscopically and should visualize the dye coming out, meaning my tubes are patent (open and not blocked).

I had a preop office visit today to discuss all the risks/benefits. While I cried a little in the room after seeing my weight written down, I was able to pull it together and it was a nice visit. All my questions as well as Phil's were throughly answered. Although I am a little nervous about the entire procedure, anesthesia, pain, recovery (oh and not eating all day as the surgery isn't until 3:30pm!!) etc. I am beyond excited that we are going after this infertility issue aggressively. I've said this before, but it's an understatement to say that I have a wonderful doctor! One who isn't wasting my time with pointless rounds of medications that haven't proven to be working. I couldn't ask for anyone better!

So next week, once the drugs wear off, I will be updating everyone how things went....and if my doctor sticks to the plan, I plan on having lots of great (yet possibly disturbing) pictures of my insides!!


  1. thinking and praying for you.. Thank god your doctor is like mine was aggressive and was there to get the job done.. I didn't wanna waste time on multiple meds and be 10 cycles down the road without a miracle. instead we got very aggressive and in 3 months i was preggo.. i wish for the same for you.. now i never had to go through ovarian drilling.. but hsg i did awake no fun at all. good luck sweetie .. pulling for you .. Kaleb_mommy #ttcsister .. <3 sarah

    1. Sarah, Thanks so much for your kind words! :)

  2. Sooooo glad to have stumbled across your blog as I await the scheduling of my lap w/drilling! I could have wrote you story! Happily married a year, runner, healthy, and fighting this pcos/TTC battle but making the best of it! THANKS so much for being so brave and sharing! Excited for your updates and sending lots of baby dust your way!!!