Its been 2 weeks since my hysteroscopy with D&C and after rescheduling my post-op due to work conflicts, I finally was able to discuss the results of my procedure with our RE. After my procedure I spent days on the internet trying to determine what a “normal” uterine lining looked like but only found myself more confused than when my husband handed my surgical photos two weeks ago. So, finally being able to hear the RE’s explanation was a relief.
In short, I have an irregular uterine lining. Some pockets looked good and healthy, while others lacked. I also had one, small, finger-like growth (which I forgot to ask what it was called, but looks like polyps that I found pictures of on the internet) within the uterus. So my RE “scrapped” my lining and removed the irregular growths. At the appointment I was given an ultrasound to check the growth of my lining and the RE said that everything looks great and that I’m on track to move forward with an FET as soon as my Estrogen/progesterone therapy is complete (2 more weeks).
I thank God every day that I was able to f ind a team that is honest and is trying to do everything to ensure my hubby and I are able to have the family we dream of. The hysteroscopy with D&C was a suggestion that our RE made based on the fact that I spot before my period starts, a “pocket” seen during my hysteroscopy in May, and the fact that my hcg levels (at time of IVF) lead him to believe that there was an implantation issue (possible implantation in an area of the uterus that was irregular). Our RE did not tell us it was mandatory before he would do an FET, but it was recommended. I’m glad we did it. As each day passes I find myself more optimistic about the outcome of our upcoming FET.
At the end of my appointment our RE shared with me that we have 11 embryos waiting in the wings and he is confident we will not need them all to build the family we dream of. He talked to me about the fact that they have an embryo donation program that allows individuals who are unable to make it to this point (eggs and sperm joining to build an embryo) build their family using embryos donated by individuals like my husband and I. This is something we had already discussed, that if there was an option available to donate our embryos, we would be more than happy to help a couple build a family. Every day I wonder if good can come from this pain. But having renewed hope and the knowledge that we can help others going through this hurt allows me to find peace.
Praying things work out, not only for us, but all those who struggle.