2002 (starting in the way back!)
May: Natural m/c #1 with DH.
September: Married DH.
April: Dermoid cyst suspected on right ovary. Colposcopy (ouch!).
June: Laparotomy #1 and oophorectomy laparoscopy #1 to remove dermoid and entire right ovary. Not TTC yet.
Sometime in 2006: Based on dyspareunia etc., GYN suspects endo but cannot dx 100%.
April: Laparotomy #2: remove belly button, remove keloid, and repair umbilical hernia. Surgery resulted from displaced endometrial and uterine cells from 2004 surgery described above. Still not TTC.
October: Large cyst dx on remaining right ovary.
November: Laparotomy #3 to remove cyst. Dx = severe stage IV endo; many adhesions removed; small portion of left ovary removed. Also had appendectomy while the surgeon was “in the neighborhood.”
June: Officially begin TTC!
July — November: Continue TTC. All BFNs.
December: Stopped TTC b/c of pain. Another large cyst found on remaining left ovary. Antral follicle count = 33 year old’s egg reserve (my age: 29).
January: Laparoscopy #2 to remove large cyst; episiotomy to remove multiple endo adhesions from rectum. Severe stage IV endo had completely returned. A second small portion of left ovary removed.
February– March: Break from TTC due to extreme, recurring, daily ovarian and pelvic pain resulting from 4th surgery. Consider IVF.
April 2014 to March 2015: Resume TTC. All BFNs.
April: Begin treating with new RE, Dr. B. LUFS
suspected ruled out. Ovulating normally (hooray!).
May: IUI #1.
June: IUI #1 = BFN. Begin treating with another new RE, Dr. C.
>>>>>>>>Later in June: HSG #1. Dx = clear tube!
July: H/s #1. Dx = uterus tilted and rotated left 30°.
August: Begin EPP.
September: IVF #1, fresh cycle.
October: IVF #1 = BFP!
>>>>>>>>End of October: Dx = blighted ovum.
November: Natural m/c #2.
December 2015 – February 2016: Cycles remain abnormal following m/c #2. Plenty of AFs, but no OV and LFD noted. Continue TTC. BFNs.
February: h/s #2. Dx = arcuate uterus.
April: FET #1.
May: FET #1 = BFP!
>>>>>>>>Later in May: Natural m/c #3, chemical pregnancy.
July: Clomid 50mg on CD’s 3 – 7. BFN.
August – September: Mystery vaginal bleeding begins. Two rounds of Provera, elevated progesterone levels, no resolution.
October – November: Still having long cycles and hit-or-miss ovulation. BFNs.
December: Surgical consult for surgery #5. Intermenstrual bleeding returns.
February: Successful laparoscopy #3/surgery #5/H/S #3. Dx =Pelvic Adhesive Disease, tubal factor infertility, and suspected adenmyosis. Fallopian tube successfully unblocked and drained and pelvic adhesions removed. No endometriosis found!
August: Uterine biopsy to determine cause of bleeding. Dx = bleeding from cervix. No medical remedy provided to stop the bleeding.
The rest of the year: BFNs, every last one of them.
So far: BFNs. Stay tuned though… I’m still believing for a miracle!