Friday, June 20, 2008

The Silver Lining

Well I am now home from the lining check and am pleased to report that my uterine linking looks "wonderful!". There are few moments when I am allowed to be proud during this entire terrible infertility process but when the doc looked up at me and said I had perfect lining...well, I must say I was glowing with pride. It took everything in me to not tell him that we worked really hard raising it up right and that we sure are proud of it... I thought it best to just say "well that's good" instead.

The procedure took all of five minutes and involved a pelvic ultrasound while they filled my uterus with a saline solution. I must say that I had vivid images of Veruca Salt filling up with blueberry juice and having to be squeezed in Willy Wonka when they told me about the "filling with liquid" but I am pleased to report that it was nothing like that at all...thank god. It really wasn't that different from the hundreds of other pelvic ultrasounds I have unfortunately had to become accustom to with the endo and fertility woes.

So now we are rolling into IVF. I start birth control on Friday (which goes against everything I know about baby making, but I will leave it in the hands of the experts) and then start my injections on July 23rd. We had a meeting with them on that day as well to go over all the medications and details. They sent me home with a packet today, which I will not lose and will actually read over this weekend. If everything goes according to plan we will be doing the egg retrieval on August 13th, 14th or 15th...I am excited to know the plan, and even more excited that we are doing something that might actually give us a baby!


  1. Yea!!! So happy about the good news and happy, hopefull thought about the next steps!

  2. Isn't it funny how much importance we start to put on the physical bits and pieces we previously never gave a second thought?

    I'm proud of my 'count' and my wife is delighted that she was told an egg was 'ripe' during a scan.

    Funny old world.

    It must be great to have a plan of action, an idea of dates, something concrete to look forward to.

    Good news.

  3. yay! good luck with these next steps, i'm hoping and praying for you! :)