Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Infertility Stuff, Part 7

I was able to schedule a time pretty quickly to go to Omaha and have the ultrasound series. It actually worked out really well. Everyone at the Pope Paul VI Institute was great, and very patient with my millions of questions! I ended up getting lots of work done, since I only had to be there for a 15-minute appointment once a day for a week. It was very cool to see the ultrasounds and hear about how things were progressing. They also did a bone scan, which was fantastic. Osteoporosis runs in my family, so I was concerned, but my bones are looking good! I saw a lot of bad TV and movies and worked on my computer a lot! I also met up with some people I know in Nebraska, and gave evasive answers as to what I was doing there . . .

In the end, the ultasound technician could tell me that things looked good. All the organs looked fine, endometrium was good, and--best of all--I ovulated on my peak day, and the ovulation looked perfectly normal! The only bad news was that there was a slight possibility of PCOS--no huge cysts or anything, but what could have been a few small ones--and some fluid. Once I received the report, I took it to my doctor back home, and he said that the fluid might indicate inflammation and/or endometriosis.

When I got back, all we had to do was wait for the surgery. Of course, we continued the medical treatment, and we started getting into more specifics about adoption. We had settled on a country, started talking to adoption agencies (one agency called me at least once a week for two months!), but ultimately, it just was too much for us to pursue both the medical treatment and the adoption process simultaneously, along with everything else we were doing (like work!). So, the adoption stuff went back on the backburner for a little while.


Katarina Jelly Beana said...

I hope you don't mind I'm reading your blog.

I am really fascinated by this journey of infertility from a Catholic perspective. I can very much relate to choosing to focus on one thing at a time, like infertility treatment first. I can't spend my emotional energy in different places.

I wish all the best for you as you continue through this process.

andnotbysight said...


Of course I don't mind! Thanks for the good wishes, too.


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