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May 3rd, 2013 08:43 PM #946
@poppy I'm so sorry. Have you discussed your RE's/gynecologist's philosophy on tuboplasty? I think many of them skip straight to IVF but there are plenty of practitioners who still try to surgically correct tubal infertility. Actually having distal adhesions only might be a better surgical prognosis since, for example, one could simply resect the diseased segment and primarily reanastomose the tube with plenty of length left. You would have to leave the fimbriae, though. That's how tubal ligations are reversed-- via a "neosalpingotomy,' creating a new hole at the end of the 'tied'-off tube. There's also a fimbrioplasty, where the fimbriae are basically affixed closer to the ovary to allow normal ovulation and fertilization.
There are loads of minimally invasive gynecologists who do these procedures. It's definitely, definitely worth asking about, imo.
PS @alzora cute! but you'd have to be really, really hard-core to buy a pulsh gallbladder or pancreas.XY: Antoine Raphael (3.1.2012)
XX: Cassia Viviane Noor (11.30.2013)
May 3rd, 2013 11:33 PM #948
Oh Poppy I'm so sorry hear this =( my heart is saddened for you. What are your options now? Have you looked into any yet? I know you just got the note yesterday...Married to my dream guy: TTC #1 since March 2012. Nothing yet, but praying.
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May 4th, 2013 12:08 AM #950
Poppy, I'm sorry dear, I'm rooting for you.Mama to my dear little bear <3
May 4th, 2013 05:39 AM #952
@Blade, thank you for your kindness and medical knowledge once again. I'll write a little checklist of possible courses of action at my next dr appt. I don't even have a real follow up appt yet. In 2 weeks it's just more ovarian/hormonal testing. THEN I have another appt that's the sit down and talk visit. This in between time is killer. I'm worried about the surgeries having really low prognoses. I've read that proximal revisions have 80% return of fertility in 1 yr, revisions occurring in the middle of the tubes can sometimes restore fertility or at least for 6 months before more adhesions appear, and that distal revisions have the poorest prognosis with only 10% of patients' fertility restored. Now I could be reading internet hogwash, I don't know. I will definitely get a second or even third opinion if my RE immediately wants to take out both tubes and go directly to IVF. I have never been more anxious or stressed out than right now.
@Alzora, I love those little toys! Is it weird that I like the pancreas the most ... "Gimme some sugar" lol! Have you seen the plush Giant Microbes? Who knew trichomonas could be so cute?! They used to sell them at the health sciences bookstore. How messed up (or awesome??) would my kid be playing with his little toy spleen and little hepatitis toy? I'm just kidding, no I'm not. My husband loves the Uglydoll toy line so there's gonna be plenty of weird stuff in our house.
Lindsey, congrats on the twins!! Very exciting and very scary! Best wishes for an easy, healthy pregnancy.
Last edited by poppy528; May 4th, 2013 at 06:15 PM.“And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz
May 4th, 2013 12:09 PM #954
@Grecianern, your post sounds so sad. But I hope your slumber party went well and had good success.
@Poppy, you are in my thoughts. I can't imagine the emotional trauma this is putting you through. Hang onto hope. It sounds like you still have options.
The plush microbes are hilarious! The thought of my children curling up in bed at night with their arms wrapped around a plush Black Death...ghastly and macabre, but hilarious. As for the plush guts...perhaps I'll order myself a commemorative spleen. In loving memory of Squishy (1987-2010). Maybe I'll even order the stuffed bladder and pull out all the stuffing and rough it up a bit, just to give people a visual when I tell my story. Okay, I have to go share that Giant Microbe link with my sisters on Facebook....mid-20s . married to my best friend . trying for our first
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