2002 (starting in the way back!)
May: Natural m/c #1 with Jake.
September: Married Jake.
April: Dermoid cyst suspected on right ovary. Colposcopy (ouch!).
June: Surgery #1 (laparotomy #1 and laparoscopy #1) oophorectomy to remove dermoid and right ovary. Not TTC yet.
Sometime in 2006: Based on dyspareunia etc., GYN suspects endometriosis.
April: Surgery #2 (laparotomy #2): Surgery due to displaced endometrial and uterine cells from 2004 surgery. Removed my belly button, removed keloid, and repaired umbilical hernia. Not TTC.
October: Large cyst dx on remaining right ovary.
November: Surgery #3 (laparotomy #3) to remove growing cyst. CA-125 severely elevated, doctors fear I have ovarian cancer. Dx = severe stage IV endo (no cancer!); many adhesions and small portion of left ovary removed. Appendectomy while the surgeon was “in the neighborhood.”
June: Officially begin TTC!
December: Stopped TTC b/c of pain. Another large, growing cyst found on remaining ovary. Antral follicle count = 33 year old’s egg reserve (my age: 29).
January: Surgery #4 (laparoscopy #2) to remove large cyst; episiotomy (!) to remove multiple endo adhesions from rectum. Severe stage IV endo had completely returned. Another small portion of left ovary removed.
April 2014 to March 2015: Renew TTC with vengance. All BFNs.
April: Begin treating with new RE. LUFS
suspected ruled out. Ovulating normally (huzzah!).
May: IUI #1.
June: IUI #1 = BFN.
>>>>>>>>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.
October: IVF #1 = BFP!
>>>>>>>>End of October: Dx = blighted ovum.
November: Natural m/c #2.
December 2015 – February 2016: Cycles 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.
December: Surgical consult for surgery #5. Intermenstrual bleeding returns.
February: Successful surgery #5 (laparoscopy #3 and 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 available.
The rest of the year: BFNs—every last one of them.
Yeah, nothing. A full year of BFNs. Cervical/intermenstrual bleeding all year. Surgical consult for surgery #6.
Still kind of TTC, but stopped BBT. Sporadically used OPKs and and fertility monitor. Decided to resolve CNBC.
September: Surprise natural m/c #4, chemical pregnancy, no ART involved.