I was going to leave the word uterus off but then I was like well, this isn’t a timeline of anything else.
I had my fourth shot today. It went pretty good. It was only about an hour ago so at this point I feel fine. I’m sure it is inevitable that in a few hours I’ll start to ache as I have the past 3 months. O well, I’m over it now and I just get it to bed. Just easier that way.
For those of you who want to catch up or have emailed with questions…these posts might help! Click the bold to read.
Journey It Is (pre-surgery) 11.20.08
I haven’t washed my hair (post surgery) 11.26.08
Menopause will come 17 days before I turn 25…. 12.10.08
First shot postponed till next month 12.20.08
Shot #1 1.10.09
Shot Update 3.11.09
I just had shot #4 out of 6.
I asked my questions and they asked theirs. They (doc & nurse) seem pleased with how I’m doing/feeling. My main question was WHEN. That is my main question and everyone else’s too. I was also wondering why I had not started the Metformin. She said the shot was doing hopefully as much as the metformin would. Since my system is shut-down, the cysts are being supressed because the ovaries are not doing anything anyways. So, I’m not getting new cysts, but hopefully the ones there are going away. We should know something in about two weeks regarding Brent’s swimmers, haha. I go back April 30th for shot 5 and May 28th for shot 6. At shot 6, I will start the metformin….because at the end of the month when my shot begins to wear off, I will not go in for another. I will be coming off of menopause and my ovaries will start back up so the metformin will hopefully take the carbs and process them instead of creating cysts to go onto the ovaries.
On June 25th, I will go back and have a pelvic exam done instead of a shot. I will also start birth control to get the uterus all ready. They did say I would not be having a period more than likely. I will do birth control for June and July. At the first of August, I will go to see a radiologist to have Hysterosonography. This is where they look at the uterus to see if it has shaped as it should after my surgery and to make sure there is no scar tissue that needs to be removed. If this report comes back good & my pelvic exam looked okay….then we can start trying! At that time, the doc will give me a timeline for getting pregnant. He will go over how to calculate everything to do with my cycle…yes, we will have to “keep up with things”..or I will. I imagine I will be getting that ovulation tester (praying that I ovulate). They said more than likely he will say if you aren’t pregnant after 3 months, we will need to re-evaulate….I assume meaning start a fertility med.
I feel pretty good about that timeline. Now I just hope and pray everything goes smoothly from here on out!!
xoxo ~ Megan