I had my post-op appointment today. I got to see pictures from the procedure. If you have a weak stomach....don't scroll down. lol. But, I am sharing these because I am trying to be as transparent as possible. So here goes...
Picture #1: The instruments are ripping through my "cyst". Gross, I know.
Picture #2: The white line at the bottom is actually a laser. The laser is cleaning off the endometriosis on my ovaries. That is my ovary! Poor thing. Fried eggs, anyone?
Picture #3: The little egg like thing is my ovary...they are working on removing the endometriosis from my ovary. It looks gross and scarily permanent. Good thing tissue can heal!!!I have several more pictures but I don't want to make anyone sick. lol. It just seems so amazing that I can see my ovaries, see the endometriosis, see the polyps...technology is crazy!
Dr. Batres said everything looked good. I have one more shot of Lupron next week. In 2-3 weeks Matt and I will go in for an IVF class. At that time they will tell us all the gory details, do another ultrasound and do a "dry run" to see if they can run the catheter up to where the eggs will be. After that, we will switch to daily injections (subcutaneous) of Lupron and do high doses of Gonadotropins (stimuates my ovaries). Right now, my system is in full menopause and my hormone levels are bottomed out. So, they will need to stimulate my ovaries to produce and mature eggs.
Depending on how high the doses of gonadotropins are will depend on how many eggs can be retrieved and fertilized.
OK - enough of the female reproductive system lesson. We will know by the end of July if the first round of IVF worked. Whew. Dinner anyone?