Healthy but Unhappy

So the surgery last week went well.  I guess.

During the surgery they filled my tummy full of air so that all my guts and good stuff is moved around so the doctor could see everything.  I still have gas stuck in my abdomen, which is not fun.  It’s not exactly painful but it is super uncomfortable.  By today, day six, I was hoping it would be gone but nooooo, it’s there, sitting in my ribcage currently.

The Coppell/Iriving Surgery Center was pretty great.  All the people were nice and they were no nonsense, so we arrived, registered, admitted and into surgery by exactly 12:30 pm (our scheduled time).  I was home by 3:00 pm.  Bam. 

I was a little disappointed because the Hubs left to get something to eat while I was in surgery and in that 30 minute time frame, the doctor came out to talk to him.  He wasn’t there.  So I have to wait until my appointment next week to hear what is going on with me.  The good Dr. Le did take pictures while he was in there (ewwww) and the result is that I’m healthy.  There wasn’t much endometriosis which is good and bad.  Good because I’m healthy.  Bad because, again, no explanation as to why I cannot get knocked up.  This would also be why the surgery was super fast, there was really nothing to do but take a look.  Dr. Le wrote notes under each picture and only the left tube had slight endo that he removed but nothing that would have blocked the tube from working appropriately.

So needless to say, I’m bummed. As usual.  The next step is to try an IUI (intro uterine insemination)…my fav way to explain this to the Hubs is the “turkey baster process”.  Classy huh? 

So far since October since we’ve started working with Advanced Reproductive Center we’ve spent about $2000.  That is with insurance helping.  It’s also just the icing on the cake if we have to go all the way to IVF. 

Lately all I’ve been blogging about is this whole infertility process.  Shesh. My Thanksgiving was a blessed holiday with all my family and too much food.  Although, that awesome air bubble in my abdomen made it difficult to truly over eat.  I do not participate in Black Friday but my mom did so I got a new pair of boots for 50% off.  Thanks Mom. :o)

I will also add that I’m glad we are staying in North Texas for Christmas because the drive from Dallas to Houston is long and crowded.  I am thankful for the Hubs, my family and friends and all the riches I have in my life.  Every time I go to Dr. Le’s office there are all these pictures of beautiful little babies and I know each and every one of them were a struggle to conceive, so I try and remind myself that all hope isn’t lost.

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2 thoughts on “Healthy but Unhappy

  1. Natalie Hinkley November 28, 2012 / 5:20 PM

    Eek, how does that gas get out of you?? Hoping your doc can find the issue and solve it at this point!

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