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    Red face Starting the TTC journey again

    HI all.. most of the girls on here know I have been round for a while.. although had nearly 12 months off from TTC after 3 major operations performed by the wonderful Dr Michael Cooper, to rid my endo. Unfortunatley I went undiagnosed for a long time, and even underwent an IVF cycle which failed dismally... I should be happy you say now that we are starting again??? Really I am very anxious, scared and worried.... I a sort of know why... I guess it is because of what I have already been through and I just don't want to have to deal with it all again... the charting, temping, POAS fixation, as well as OPK's, timed BDing.......... oh you know the list goes on...... and the fear of having to go through the IVF program again.. I don't cope well with stress...

    My surgeon who also is a fertility specialist as well as endo surgeon, has said that I have increased my rate of spontaneous conception hugely by bravely having all the endo removed... which also meant having a 20cm bowel resection and 6 cms removed from the dome wall of my bladder....all of this has now stopped my horrendous pain, where I don't even know my period is existing and I can now function during that time of the month....



    I probably wouldn't be really to stressed but i have recently lost 15 kgs and by no means has this put me in the under weight catergory, but since the weight loss my periods have gone from 28-30 days to 6 weeks???? and I don't think I am Oing, although I am getting mid cycle pain??? but no CM which I always used to get....???

    I am starting to get stressed and I know I shouldn't .. I am flying down to Sydney next week to see Dr Cooper and will discuss this all with him.... but I am still worried.. what if they messed the operation up and damaged my bits and now i don't ovulate... hopefully my mind is just creating havoc for myself and this is just a ridiculous thought...

    Love Leis xx

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    Leis .. I can only begin to imagine what you have gone through...

    But I wish you a very quick BFP & Hope that your first try again will be the magic one!!!

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    Hi Leis,

    Just wanted to say that I had very similar issues to you regarding the endo when I was younger, and before I had my son.
    Had many many ops to get rid of it all, and my cycle was all over the place too.
    I did the same thing and lost about 10kgs afterward... my cycle was a little messed up afer that too - Just a big change and re-adjustment for your body. (Especially after all of the surgery as well)

    When you see Dr Cooper again, I'm sure he will put your mind at rest, and whilst I know you guys are just about to head off on holidays for a few months, the only advice I can give you is to consider the help of acupuncture & chinese medicine.
    I did this mainly to get my cycles back in order again (which worked within the first few cycles) - and the acupuncture was the only thing that kept me sane (as far as stress went!!!)
    It will only help, but I guess the main issue for you is that it will be hard to keep it regular while you guys are tripping around , and I guess taking the herbs through customs, etc - Even maybe talk to a therapist and see if you can get a few sessions in before you leave - they will be able to map out a little plan for you xxx
    I'm sure after you see Dr Cooper next week you will be replenished with positive thoughts again... after reading your posts about him over the last 6 months he just sounds wonderful!!!!
    Good Luck xxx

    Holly
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    Hello Leis, I just wanted to wish you all the very best.

    Nat

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    Leis,
    I too have followed a fair bit of story & read many a post by yourself over year & a half or so...
    I want to wish you a truckload of baby wishes...

    Have a wondeful holiday & I'm certain a bubba will be blessed your way really soon....

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    HI ladies and thanks for your kind words and thoughts...

    Hol, I wish I could go back on my herbs, but like you said with customs I won't be able to take them.. I have also thought about the accupuncture and will get onto that also. My body responded really well to my herbal tonic ... so I think I will be staight onto that when I arrive back....

    love leis xx

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    Hi Leis,

    Thanks god its all out and you are feeling better. My sister has similar probs to yours and its not pleasant at all. I cant believe they moved your organs. OMG!!! You are a tough girl and dont let anyone tell you otherwise.

    I think now your chances are much higher and you are in a better possy to give it another go. You have made the right decision and i couldnt be happier for you.

    Dont be frightend. Its easy to say but i was just as scared as you starting my IVF. I have prob told you before i had two ectopics and the pain was excruiciating. I cannot image your time of the month pains - unbearable!! If i can do IVF so can you. I have all the faith in you. You put yourself through all this elective surgery anyway to ease your pain. Do this to make you happy. You never know - you will never know if you dont try. You are in the best possy to do this now.

    All my fingers are crossed and i am for you.

    xoxoxo Let me know if you want a chat.

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    Hi Gina thanks for your reassurances.. I have already done IVF, that was before they knew i had all the endo in there.. it was never going to work.. unfortunatley.. if we had to have IVF again.. we would have a much better succes rate now.. Jane and Melbo are living proof.... (but i pray that DH and I don't need to go down that path again)

    Leis xx

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    Hi Leis,

    What a journey. I have all my fingers toes hands and legs crossed for you.

    If you wanna chat anytime - love to.

    xoxoxo Good Luck - we are all on your side.

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    Leis,

    Wishing you the best of luck sweety, and I too was going to suggest you try some natural therapies to help get your body ready for pregnancy. Althogh my issues were different to yours, after being urged by my drs to try IVF, I got pg using herbal tonics and accupuncture etc etc on my 4th cycle of starting the herbs.

    Sending you loads of baby dust and hope to hear some good news soon

    Lisa

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    Good luck to you!!!


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    Welcome back Leisa, I, like Tracey, have followed your journey.

    I wish you all the best.

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    Leis- I can imagine it would be scary to get back on the TTC train. But you have one fantastic Dr and I just feel he has woven his magic with you.
    I really believe that you are going to have very good news for us soon.
    sending you heaps of baby dust.

    PS looking forward to hearing about your fantastic holiday

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    Thanks a million ladies.. you all bought a smile to my face.

    I am off down to Sydney on Thursday... first flight out of Ballina, so up bright and early for me! My appointment with Dr Cooper is at 1030 am, on the Thursday, I have a million questions for him.. I bet he is dreading the sight of me...

    Love and hugs Leisa

    BABY DUST TO ALL ....

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    Leis - we've been at this for a while together now and I hope so much that you have your dream come true so soon... If only I could say or do something that would help.. know that you deserve success

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