Why can't ANYTHING about this journey be easy? I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since nothing else has gone smoothly, but I thought maybe, just maybe, my body would cooperate on this one thing..
It could be much worse, I know, I'm just frustrated. The diagnostic was a breeze in terms of pain, but there was a very large polyp that was visible immediately. I'm going back on Monday to have it removed. Of course, I realize it's better to have it removed now and eliminate one more potential problem before our cycle, but I just wish nothing had shown up.
On the bright side, my RE said the rest of my uterus was "gorgeous" and would be a perfect temporary home for our baby. I sure hope she's right!
Thanks, Minniet. Is it normal to have lining issues after polyp removal? My clinic seems to think the surgery is no big deal and won't affect a single thing, so I'm curious to hear your perspective... During my mock, my lining was 11.8, which they were thrilled with, so we hadn't planned to do another mock cycle before our "real" one. Any advice appreciated!
I was told the same thing -- but RE did a mock cycle anyway to check. My linings always got up to 11-13, but I could not get to 6 during the mock after the surgery.
I went to another RE, who I am now seeing (and who tested me for additional immune and clotting issues, which I tested positive for) and he pulled me off all the estrogen and said - we will put you on a protocol with viagra and some other things to address that lining. He said it is very common for a surgery to make it more difficult to build a lining, and he also pointed out where in the uterus he would avoid placement during transfer.
So, even though I am glad I got the surgery, I am glad I changed REs, as he is familiar with addressing this issue.
It is odd they would skip the mock after a surgery -- insist on it.
I know A LOT of gals who this happened to, and they have their little ones. You just might need some boosters.
For myself, I also plan to do a slew of things (act, walking, femoral massage, etc) to help increase blood flow.
they told me this was extremely common and they'd "NEVER" had a problem afterwards.. The polyp is just above my cervix, which would be a very unlikely place for an embryo to implant, but they want to get it out just in case. Since there's no time for another mock, this makes me very nervous. I trust my RE completely and the clinic has very, very good stats, so I'll talk to her about it directly on Monday. Thank you so much for the information!
My "polyp" turned out to be a more significant fibroid and septum than anyone expected, and high up on the uterus. If you are confident with your doc and their expectation, then don't let me worry you. It may indeed be a small polyp equivalent to a biopsy.
Although I do think ignorance is often bliss, I'm a scientist at heart, so having all the information and considering all the possibilities truly helps me function! I talked to my RE about it today and she feels very confident that it will present no problem. The surgery was easy and quick, and the polyp was equivalent to a small cluster of tissue that was attached to the uterine wall only by a small thread. In fact, she was hopeful that it would clear on its own over the weekend, but since it didn't, it was removed today.. hopefully that's the last time I'll ever have to think about it.
Again, thank you. I appreciate everyone's advice and experience so much!!