Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I'm feeling more hopeful today than I've ever felt in the last 4 years!  I had my official post-op today with my laparoscopy doc.  She had given the findings to my husband on the day of the surgery but I think a lot of info got lost in translation!  He tries!  :)  Ironically she asked if I remembered her talking to me after the surgery.  I was shocked.  Don't remember that at all!

She told me that everything looks normal.  Literally...everything.  She removed the polyp, which thank God was normal also.  But my tubes are open, my uterus looks good - normal!  She could even tell by looking around that I had ovulated that month, and that all my hormones are normal.  Sorry I keep using that word.  She said she can't see any reason I shouldn't get pregnant.  (Though I'm wary of getting my hopes up too high)

I also asked her that even though my tubes are open, is there a chance the HSG pushed a minor blockage out of the way.  She said that yes, post-HSG pregnancies are not uncommon.  She also said that the polyp being gone could be a factor in achieving pregnancy.

So my orders now are to "try aggressively" for the next 3-6 months.  I think she's now my husband's favorite doctor.

I sort of hate being back to "wait and see," but I do feel hopeful, since we've finally made a lot of progress!

The one frustrating thing is that I went back to this doc on January 4th, after 3+ years of Napro.  It's now March 2nd and, well, refer to the first line of this post.  I'm just so frustrated that my Napro doc didn't do any of these procedures early on!!!

But I keep reminding myself that it was all for a reason.  And honestly, it's a reason that makes perfect sense.  I don't want to assume I'll be pregnant anytime soon, but looking back, had I had a second child close to Jack I probably wouldn't have been able to do all the pro-life work that I've been doing the last 4+ years.  And now Jack will be in school full time in the fall, so timing-wise, it really does make sense.  Again...I'm not assuming anything.  Just hoping!


  1. I've never had to deal with infertility but with other things I have learned so many times that God has a plan (and I have no patience). I wish I had answers but I know that I REALLY appreciate all that you do for LIFE. Thank you awesome woman!

  2. Yay for HOPE!!! Hold onto that's from God!! Praying that your miracle comes soon!

  3. Thats great news and we'll just keep praying for you. Your title says it all about our faith and living in this crazy world: Hope after all Christ did rise on the 3rd day. God Bless!

  4. I think the title of your blog post says it all! Hold on to that hope!

  5. Wow!!! Yay!!! I'm SOOO hopeful for you!

    God's timing is always perfect, regardless of what we think of His timing! I have no doubt that your family will grow in His time.

    So hopeful for you friend!

  6. I hear your frustration and I nod and validate you. DO whatever you need to do to PUSH every future and current doctor to MOVE on it.

    So glad to hear this good news.

  7. Amazing!!
    I just went to a new non-napro Dr. today, and I can NOT believe the level of care, it was so much more better!! BUT I keep telling my self the same thing, it was all for reason that I used my Napro Dr when I did.
    In one visit I had a therral ultrasound, pap, requisitions for bloodwork, for and a HSG to book!

  8. I am feeling hopeful too! I was just telling that to DH yesterday. I think the visit to St. Gianna helped us in so many ways!! My friend just told me today that she knows a woman that went to the shrine, touched her glove and got pregnant that month!

    I look forward to sharing this with you!!

  9. This makes me so happy! We'll be praying for you this Lent. :)

    Happy "aggressive trying". ;)

  10. Couldn't agree more about God's timing/plans/etc.--it's so perfect even though it can be so bewildering at times. It's so hard during the waiting period, but I bet you God will grant you clarity some day and you'll be able to say "ah-ha, I get it now."

  11. Oh I'm sure your husband loved the "try aggressively" orders!

    I'm a new follower from Catholic Mothers Online. Please stop by and return the favor.

  12. So Nicole. You know Jenny at All things, Megan at heart of St Monica, Julie at A and J's adoption journey and Me are all in Indiana and all friends irl. Time for you to come visit! We have an Awesome playroom Jack would love!