Another lap!? oy vey.

8 10 2012

Sorry for the stretch of incommunicado there… just traveling and getting back into the routine at home.  I don’t really spend much time on my computer when I’m home, just while at work, and it’s been a few busy days!

The latest update for me is that Dr. Braverman wants me to get another lap to check for/remove endometriosis.  I had one in January 2012 (despite protestations that I had no symptoms of endo– well, except for infertility) and it discovered, and lasered off, “mild-to-moderate” endo.  I guess I thought that was the end of that… except that now I know the stim meds often cause rapid growth/regrowth of endometriosis, and Dr. B said my eggs looked “brown.”  Uh, come again?  brown eggs!?! 

So, anyway, I made an appointment with a new obgyn for tomorrow.  My usual obgyn is a great guy but I don’t think he does any laparoscopic surgeries, and his comments to me while we began our TTC journey indicate he’s a little out of the loop when it comes to infertility.  My RE in Austin did not impress me and I have no desire to contribute to the upkeep on his Jaguar or whatever he drives.  Thus I will get another opinion, and hopefully they can schedule me for a lap posthaste (I would be fine with one this week or next.)  I recovered from the last lap insanely quickly and look forward to knocking this one out ASAP so we can do another ER in November or whenever is the best, soonest option.

My husband is incredibly sweet to me lately– being very playful, affectionate, and “cute.”  I know it’s unintentional on his part– he’s very genuine and just does as he feels in the moment– but to me it feels like a heightened sweetness because I’m that much closer to giving him a child.  Like finally, a little reward for my efforts.  I know he would be just fine if we didn’t have children, so I have tried to spare him any serious complaining about the process (I never want him to say it’s too tough so let’s quit)– then again I haven’t really had that many complaints.  I’m not a big crier, I don’t get moody, no major mood swings… prednisone, hormones, blah di blah all of this seems to have been pretty manageable.  I think it’s because I’m older, I have some life experience, and it’s not hard to keep perspective– it’s all easy to bear in the name of bearing children.  (And certainly much easier than childbirth I’m sure.)  But it’s still so lovely to get his little nose-rubs and pecks on the cheek and his cute faces.

Hope you’re doing well…..



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9 10 2012

Glad your hubby is such a sweetie, makes this whole process so much easier.

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