I met up with my friend Ro at our favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch today. We used to work together at my last job, and after I left we met up for lunch to catch up and found out the we have a common bond, issues with TTC.
Ro and her husband had TTC for a few months, but no luck. She was also experiencing some pain, but her OB was not very helpful nor too concerned. Then she had found out that she had stage 4 endometriosis. So she wasn't happy with her OB and wanted to find a different doctor. I recommended Dr. Nice, the doctor that performed my laparoscopy and last hysteroscopy, to her. She saw him and was very happy with him. Dr. Nice performed surgery to remove some large cysts from uterine cavity.
The last time we had lunch, she had just completed her surgery. She was put on 6 months of BCPs to see if her cysts returned. After the 6 months, if the cysts didn't return, she could TTC naturally. Today, I just found out she just had an ultrasound with Dr. Nice recently and her uterus is all clear. Yay!! So now she is all clear to TTC naturally. Ro was told that because of her endometriosis, it could be difficult for her to conceive naturally. She will try naturally for 6 months, and if nothing happens, she will move on to fertility treatments.
I am praying that Ro will be able to conceive naturally. No one should have to struggle to have a baby. Though I wish she and I were not in the same boat, I am glad we are able to share this journey together. It's so nice to be able to talk to someone in real life, face-to-face about TTC and actually being able to relate.
A wonderful thought came to mind today! Wouldn't it be great if both Ro and I got pregnant right around the same time, her naturally and me via my IVF? How wonderful that would be? To be able to experience pregnancy together after struggling with TTC. We both got really excited about the possibility! I love my lunch dates with Ro!
On another note, my hot flashes kicked in again tonight as I was making dinner. What is it about cooking and hot flashes? Dang! I should have just let my Babe take me out to dinner tonight!
I am still experiencing some mild headaches today though I'm wearing my Phi.ten necklace. Just enough for it to be annoying. Ok, 3 days straight of complaining about headaches and hot flashes is enough. We'll just assume it's a given that I will have those with loopy Lu.pron. I'll report on other side effects instead in the future.