Pat...June 27 2005 at 10:38 AM
|cynthia (Login cynthiab)|
Response to Welcome to the board and thanks for sharing your story (m)
Thanks for responding. My last known FSH was 16 (over a year ago) and I know it fluctuates, but between that number and my age (42) and the cysts/endo, I was given very little hope. One RE said have the surgery-- that taking the cysts out would enhance "what little fertility" I have left. Another RE I consulted said that you can never know how much ovarian tissue gets removed or damaged (scar tissue) when removing cysts and that this is what often causes FSH to spike after surgery. Plus if an u/s reveals chocolate cysts on the ovaries, then we can be pretty sure that endo has been seeded all around the pelvis. So the RE's are pretty consistent in saying that given my stats the only reason to perform surgery would be to control pain and relatively speaking I don't have unreasonable pain... After watching my sister go through so many surgeries in her early 30's due to extreme pain and infertility (and she still ended up adopting) I just feel hesitant to follow suit if I don't have to. She ended up having a full hysterectomy this year and the doc who performed that said that the surgery was difficult due not only the endo but also the extensive scar tissue and adhesions from earlier surgeries. Still I often wonder if just one lap to get more answers and finally get rid of these cysts...
In the meantime we are in the early stage of adoption. Paperwork is in and we are wating for the first homestudy interview. I really have always felt so good about adoption that I think we would be doing this even if we had been forutnate enough to conceive on our own.
Sorry for the long response. Congratulations on your success. Are you ttc right now? Good luck!
- Cynthia it took me two years of TTC to finally get pregnant (m) - Pat on Jun 28, 9:24 AM
- Wow Pat! You give me hope! Thanks - cynthia on Jun 28, 11:07 AM