Hi Guys, DH and I have been TCC for 12 - 24 months and have recently began fertility investigations. DH had his count done which came back fine. So I have had bloods and a hysterosalpingogram which all came back as normal, so I now need to have a laparoscopy done, as I currently have unexplained infertility. This surgery is booked in for the 12/5 and I am feeling a little worried. I am hoping that this will help with us in getting a BFP. Does anyone know the chances of getting pregnant after a lap? Has anyone got any success stories after a lap? Any feedback would be great as I need some re-assurance that everything is going to be ok.
Right now, I am in no pain. I have gone to work since Monday (probably could have waited a couple days more though), I went for a 5km hike yesterday with steep hills etc, and I have carried my 45+ pound kids around. You will be OK. The worst is the air in afterwards.
As far as the statistics go, I don't know. All I know is that they found (through the hysterscopy) was that my uterus was adhered to the other side like a donut, and all my HSG's have come back normal too.
Hi Jasmak, thank you for your reply. I am planning on having a week and a half off work after the procedure, I hope that will be long enough. Let me know how you go also, keeping my fingers crossed for you that you get your soon. It is interesting what they found during your procedure and that the HSGs didn't pick it up. I will let you know how I go. Thanks again for your reply
Hi lioness168 just wanted to say hi and good luck with your laparoscopy. I am in the same position and due to go in for my laparoscopy on 14/05. Really nervous but have spoken to a few people and been reasured it'll be fine. Worried about anaesthetic, had bad experience 2 years ago but hoping it'll be worth it and hopefully we'll be a step forward to gettin a after 23 months ttc
Hi cazhd, thanks for the re-assurance, I have been feel a little isolated having to go through all these tests, procedures, then surgery and not understand what is happening with me and what might be next. I have conceived naturally in the past without any problems (m/c), so I do not know whats happened since. Good luck with your lap, let me know how you go. I find if they put an anti emetic (such as zofran) in with the anesthesia it can stop any vomiting or nausea after the operation.
I have heard some good success stories where some get there a month or two after the lap. I also read that you have a higher chance of conceiving withing the first 6 - 12 months afterwards. DH and I have been tcc for about 24 months also. Is this your first?
Yeh know how you feel, also feeling very isolated and feel like on an emotional rollercoaster. Don't know if a good thing or not but DH and i haven't told anyone were ttc.
I had loads of anti emetics last time but didn't seem to work but been reassured i can speak to anaesthetic consultant before hand and hopefully use different anaesthetic drugs this time, fingers crossed.
Good luck for next week i'll be thinking of you. Hopefully it'll bring us both some answers. Sorry to hear you've had previous m/c, this is our first.
I really appreciate your kindness, it makes me feel not so alone. I know what you mean about not telling anyone, I haven't mentioned the op to my mum or anyone as I feel they won't understand. My mum can be emotionally dismissive at the best of times, which hurts. So we are just going though the emotions and everything ourselves. I have to keep reminding myself that its only an op then after that I'll be all better, there's nothing anyone else can do to help (well, so I keep telling myself anyway). I am a little scared as to what they might find (or not find), how I am going to feel afterwards, and where do we go after the op. My feelings have taken a bit of a battering lately and I don't feel very romantic at all these days, the whole tcc has taken its toll. I just try and keep my head up, what other choice do we have? How have you been feeling?
Fingers crosses that the anesthetic consultant is able to come up with a good mix for you so that you wake up feeling alright. I will be thinking of you on Thursday next week, I hope everything goes well. Keep me up to date.
It's good being able to chat to someone going thru the same stages. My mum knows i'm going for lap but only cos i felt had to tell her something but didn't tell her the real reason cos we feel it's something personal to us. Just told her that i'm having alot of pain and heavy bleeding each month (which is also truth but always lived with it) and doc wants to investigate it. My mum is very like your mum and is completely emotional dismissive most of the time, complete opposite to me!!
I keep saying to myself i have to keep my chin up and remember i've got a great life with dh and this is a glitch which will hopefully resolve SOON!!!!!! Dh and i have been trying to make sure we have a least one full day each week to have some Us time. I've been having good days and bad but i've stopped all temping and charting and only doing ov sticks because it was completely taking over my life and i needed some control. I've been finding it harder recently cos sis announced preg and i never expected it and felt like an extra blow especially when she announced she didn't know it happened so quick, you know it only takes two weeks after coming off pill
Try and keep your chin up , not looking forward to next week but suppose we both have to look at it as a step further to gettin our
Hi Cazhd, how are you? Been wondering how you went on Thursday/yesterday? I ended up staying in hospital overnight on Tuesday night as my Dr was running late with his surgery's. I didn't wake up until 1.30am in recovery. I woke up with lower abdominal pain, they gave me some morphine which took the edge off so I was able to get some sleep. They also took my obs throughout the night. My Dr rang me at home the night after to let me know that everything went well. They removed the small fibroid, fixed the shape of the septum in the uterus, did a d&c, used dye (tubes and ovaries ok), and found some moderate endo which he removed. He said in my case it shouldn't grow back. I have 4 keyhole punctures in my abdo. Let me know how you went? Good news I hope.
I mentioned to my mum what was happening the day before the surgery. She was better than I thought, although I still don't think she understands.
hi lioness168 good to hear from you, good to hear your ok. Glad yours went well was thinking of you.
Just having a day feeling sorry for myself just feeling bit of abdo discomfort and shoulder pain. Got taken first yest so was on table for 8am, i've got a mild latex sensitivity so had to be done first just in case!! Got 3 puncture sites with self disolving stitches. Consultant spoke to me and dh before i went home, was happy with everything used dye and everything was clear. He told us to carry on trying for another year, i was slightly fragile at the time so never said anything but luckily dh spoke up and said will be two years next month ttc. So plan now is we've got an appointment for 4 months time, he says often flushing tubes thru helps, so fingers crossed. Otherwise we will see him in 4 months and will be put on ivf waiting list which is about a year long and he will start iui while were waiting to reach top of list. Did your consultant give any further plans for you both???
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