Monday, June 11, 2012

Half an organ lighter......

Well, I had surgery last Tuesday.  It lasted for 3 hours and I had a Fertility Dr, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Dr, and female Oncologist in the operating room. The Dr's called Eric mid way through the surgery and asked him if they could remove my uterus.  That obviously put Eric in a tough position so he didn't know how to respond.  He asked them why and the Dr. only said that they didn't want me to conceive ever again - no real medical issues.  Eric didn't feel like he could make that decision based upon that brief bit of information. So, I woke up with a half a uterus that I cannot use ever again. 

The Drs removed a tennis ball mass that was attached to my uterus. They say it was a combination of embryonic sack and blood clot. This makes the mass bigger than the actual uterus. The Drs pulled what was left of my uterus and sewed it up.  I have an incision on my c-section scar that is nearly the length.  I would guess 4-5 inches long. Boy or boy does it hurt worse than the c-section .  I guess because I don't have the new mom endorphins running through my body.

The Dr. told me that I have great ovaries and that I would be a great candidate for IVF with a surrogate.  That sounds perfect in a perfect world. It is abot $50-$60 thousand dollars for a surrogate.  If I can find a family member or someone like that to carry our baby I would only have to pay for the IVF procedure itself.

Looks like Taylor will be a single child. Not many family members knocking on my door to carry my child.:)

Anyway - short and sweet update.  More to come when I am more energetic.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about all of this. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your husband.