I had my post op appointment yesterday. I got to see the senior RE yesterday. He is also super nice and although he gave me some great information about my surgery.
He said that because of its size and its type that he didn’t see any problems with me getting right back into treatment. Based on what he said I had a Pedunculated Fibroid.
Pretty much what that means is that the fibroid was attached by a stalk.
“Pedunculated uterine fibroids occur when a fibroid tumor grows on a stalk, resulting in pedunculated submucosal fibroids or pedunculated subserosal fibroids. These fibroids can grow into the uterus and also tend to grow on the outside of the uterine wall. Symptoms associated with pedunculated fibroid tumors include pain and pressure as the fibroids can sometimes twist on their stalk.”
That’s the info that I got online.
He explained that fibroid can cause silent tremors in the uterus and that can be detrimental to implantation and development of embryo.
He then showed me some pictures. It was very strange because I was expecting it to look scary or something. It looked bigger than I thought it would and not as ugly but scary looking.
He first showed me my left side, where I could see my uterine wall and the entrance to my left fallopian tube. He then showed me my right side and there it was. The darn fibroid was right in front of the entrance of my right tube.
I asked the obvious questions. “Is that blocking my tube then?” He said that it could be but that there was no way of knowing for sure. Well, I believe that it was. I always had follicles on my right side and never on my left. The one time that I did have follicles on my left was when I got pregnant. Coincidence? I think not!!!
He then proceeded to explain to me how it was a great idea to have this fibroid removed since there are studies that show that it can interfere with implantation and fertility as well as the development of the baby. He also said that there’s no proof but that it can increase/cause miscarriages.
Of course I asked if that’s what happened to me and he (of course) said that there was no definite way of knowing but that it could have.
That was some strange info for me. I have to say that this info made me feel better. I know that there’s no way to know for sure but it just makes me feel like it wasn’t my fault. Tom tells me that it wasn’t my fault and that I shouldn’t feel guilty but it’s hard not to.
Now I have this thing to blame on. I can say that now……..it just wasn’t my fault.
Anyway, the plan for now is to continue with my birth control pill all the way to the 27th and I’ll see them on the 30th. My doctor doesn’t want us to give up, he wants us to try again and I’m really ok with that.
For now, I’ll just take this next 2 and a half weeks off and try not to think too much about infertility treatments.
This might be my last post for a little over 2 weeks. I’m heading to LA tomorrow and I won’t be back until the 30th. I’ll update some more after my appointment.
Thank you all for the support. You guys rule!!