Trying To Conceive Journey

02/2013 – Saw OBGYN about severe bleeding and pain, had ultrasound, found nothing.
06/2013 – Had melanoma removed from me left cheek. (You’ll find out why this is important later)
08/2013 – Stopped Birth Control.
09/2013 – Went to IM Doctor for severe back pain on my right side.
03/2014 – Went to IM Doctor about severe pain in my right shoulder.
05/2014 – Went to OBGYN about heavy bleeding and pain.
08/2014 – Went to OBGYN about heavy bleeding and pain, had ultrasound.
09/2014 – Went to IM Doctor about chest pain getting worse.
10/2014 – Back to OBGYN about cycles and heavy bleeding.
10/2014 – XRAY and Stress test done for chest pain, All Normal.
11/2014 – OBGYN preformed SIS and found thickening on the uterus that was said to most likely be a polyp.
11/2014 – Surgery to remove polyp, they discovered that nothing was there.
11/2014 – Doctor Appointment at Convenient Care about pain in side, front and back.
01/2015 – HSG (Hysterosalpingogram, checks for blocked Fallopian tubes/dye test - all clear)
05/2015 – IUI #1 with Clomid, HCG injection & Crinone Gel. BFN
06/2015 – IUI #2 with Clomid, HCG injection & Crinone Gel. BFN
07/2015 – Complained to OBGYN about pain in side and heavy bleeding.
07/2015 – Seen in Convenient Care for pain in side.
08/2015 – Timed Intercourse with Clomid, HCG injection & Crinone Gel. BFN
09/2015 – Seen in Convenient Care for pain in side.
09/2015 – Saw IM Doctor about pain in side, he suggested gallbladder issues.
09/2015 – HIDA Scan, which showed gallbladder was working fine.
10/2015 – EGD, upper scope – Came back normal.
11/2015 – OBGYN referral to RE, Dr. Reuter in Carmel, Indiana for Fertility. She is the best!
11/2015 – IUI #3 with Follistim and HCG injection. 2 Follicles both measuring at 21. BFN
12/2015 – Still no improvement. Regular doctor sent my back to General Surgery to have gallbladder removed and stop all fertility treatment.
12/2015 – Laparoscopy procedure to remove Gallbladder. Surgeon found severe stage 4 endometriosis covering my ovaries and complete right side all the way up to my diagram.

The endometriosis had been the cause of all my heavy bleeding, back pain, side pain, and referred shoulder pain for the last 2 years. Also there has been a link found between women with having endometriosis and a higher chance of having melanoma cancer. After surgery the pain was GONE!!! But as anyone with endometriosis knows, it will be back.

02/2016 – IVF #1, Follistim, Menopur, Lupron, HCG injection, Estradiol. 12 Follicles. Retrieved 4 eggs, 2 didn't make it, 2 put back into my uterus, both lost. BFN
05/2016 – IVF #2, Follistim, Menopur 150IU, Lupron, HCG injection, Estradiol. 9 Follicles. Retrieved 4 eggs, 2 didn't make it, 2 put back into my uterus, both lost. BFN
05/2016 – Informed that I would never have a child with my own eggs due to the endometriosis being so severe for so long.



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