[QUOTE=poetgirl;10752452]Hi there all,
to Everyone and lots of
: to all your cycles.
I wanted to pose a question out there.
How do you emotionally handle a "roadblock" or two or three along the path of IF?
My issue is that my doc found a small uterine polyp in Nov. I waited until Feb. for a polypectomy (did one cycle of clomid in betw. anyway), the polypectomy was not possible due to the shape of the polyp so a surgery was scheduled for March. They just attempted the surgery last Friday and I say attempted because basically they put me under and tried to dilate my cervix for 45 min, failed and woke me up. So here again, I have been sched. for another surgery.
We went to the RE in Dec. at cycle 13 and was ready to go full steam ahead and ever since, it's been
: (esp. since we don't even know if the polyp is a problem).QUOTE]
Interesting. When I did my first IVF cycle, in Jan 05, I remembered them mentioning a ..... something on the right side they were seeing on the monitoring u/s. Not a follicle, but they noted it in the file. I got pregnant that cycle but had a misabortion and had to have a D&C. I continued to have pain and by May I had pain all the time and they found a cyst on my right fallopian tube (and it was me saying, hello, it has been there and growing all this time!). I had a lap to have it removed, pain went away and no lasting damage (outside of the tube). I did a FET in August which resulted in my dd. Emotionally it was hard, I felt like I was having something done to me or was recovering from something for a full year. I just did it though and didn't allow myself much time to grieve (doing some of that now in fact). I asked if the cyst being there had resulted in the first m/c, and the answer was a big maybe. I think it did, and I had to get it sorted before I could have my dd. Sorry for the long post, but yours really reminded me of that time. So as far as how to cope, it helped for me to think of it as getting my body in the best condition to have a baby. I wish I had coped with more exercise and healthy things, still struggling to get rid of all that stressed out ice cream weight. Good luck.