Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Endometriosis

My wife had her laproscopy this morning (pronounced la-PROS-co-pee by one of the Doctors) The good Dr. M found stage 2 endometriosis in there, and blasted it away with his laser beam. He described endometriosis as having 4 stages, with 4 being the worst. The odds of getting pregnant are inversely related to the stage of endometriosis ... so my wife's stage 2 was not too severe, but it was enough, in the Doctor's opinion, to inhibit pregnancy.

It's a funny thing - we're thrilled that she had this disorder. If we had left with an "all clear" diagnosis, our evening would have been a long one filled with "where do we go from here?" and "what the fuck is the problem?" As it is, we are quite optimistic about our chances in the upcoming months, having just knocked down a major hurdle.

My wife will meet with the Doctor in three weeks to discuss next steps, which according to our latest meeting with him, will include shots (i.e. a "medicated" cycle)

My wife is doing very well. She is a bit tender, and groggy, but doing very well. The incisions are incredibly small - one is inside her belly button, and is hardly discernible ... the other is located a bit more south, and is ~2-3 cm across. She has some shoulder pain as some of the air they inflated her with is floating upwards. She just took her first Tylenol with Codine ... and she's having trouble peeing (I think it's in her head) Overall, she is doing well. No showering for 2 days (gross) and no sex for three days.

Anyhow, it was a successful procedure, and not nearly as difficult as my wife feared it would be. We'll keep you posted ---

5 comments:

I Believe in Miracles said...

Hope the recovery is swift!! Hope the laser works and then baby cometh.

Anonymous said...

Yey! I think you guys are on the right track. Can't wait for more good news.

Endobaby said...

I have / had stage 2 endo also...or maybe it was stage 3?

After my last lap, I got pregnant 2 cycles later. Heres hoping the same happens for you two.

Trace said...

I totally understand. When I had my lap I was almost *hoping* they would find something to explain why I hadn't gotten pregnant. When they didn't I was disappointed.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

in the nicest way possible this is great news.

now you have something to pin it all on.

We "hope" to have a similar situation in November.

best of luck with the recovery, and good luck.