Friday, June 10, 2011

Follow Up Appointment

Well, I am doing great and healing nicely. My follow up went well but got some bad news also. I have been cleared for no further restrictions, and the balloon catheter is OUT! :)

The Dr. deflated the balloon by extracting some water from it and then it slid right out. He checked my incisions and said he wasn't surprised by all the bruising. After the surgery, he had spoken to my husband since I was still under anesthesia. He went over the procedure with me. The next paragraph I go over exactly what happened, so TMI warning again!

The plan was to go in with the hysteroscope and put catheters in the tubes to open them. He could not get past the first 1/3 of my uterus, it was scarred down completely. This most likely happened as my uterus healed from the c-section, it adhered to itself. So, with someone watching from the top of the uterus through the laproscope, he used the scissors to cut through the scar tissue and open up the uterus. That is when he inserted the balloon catheter so that it wouldn't heal down again. I am still on estrogen therapy for another 2 weeks and then progesteron to bring on a period. Hopefully, it will be a much healthier one than I've had in the past and will show that my lining is regenerating well. The bad news is that even when he opened up the uterus, he was unable to see the openings to my fallopian tubes. It really scares me that they are still completely blocked and we may not be able to have another baby. But, we won't know for sure until I have a repeat HSG. That will probably be scheduled as soon as my next cycle starts.

Though it is heartbreaking to think we may not have another biological child, we are very thankful for the wonderful little boy that we already have. We are also becoming excited about the possibility of adoption and have started discussing the different options.

I will have a follow up appointment in a couple weeks and will update then.

In the meantime, I have lots of plans for crafts and sewing projects to post! Unfortunately, we need to get the house ready to put in new carpeting and get it ready to sell, so it might be a while before I get things done...


  1. You poor girl! Sounds painful! I am excited that your excited about possible adoption. Sucks about the possibility of no more bio kids. Sorry for that bad news love. I am here if you need an ear or hugs from far. Hang in there.

  2. Nicole,

    Totally not TMI! Sounds like your doc is taking a clear look at your reproductive system and is giving you a much better chance at getting that eggie fertilized. TTC has made you much more informed and self-empowered, so you're understanding the interventions as well.
    Give us an update! Sarah