I have received many questions after my last blog post on my Endometriosis diagnosis about what our next steps will be. It’s very simple; we are going to trust in God and try naturally with the help of the Stork OTC. Let’s for a moment forget about my age (41) and think back to when I first stepped foot into a fertility clinic in 2013. We were never even given a chance to play the game we were told just to start fertility treatments. No one listened to my symptoms, my constant asking for testing. If you logically think about it this entire infertility journey, I have had Endometriosis. Every single doctor wanted to blame my age for all our failures. When I made two PGS tested normal embryos, my RE was still saying I have advanced maternal aging it was almost like he wanted to have age be the end of my story. We know that 30-50% of women labeled with infertility have endometriosis. We also know that endometriosis and fibroids make for a very hostile uterine environment. We have been trying to play a game without the rules or better yet we were thrown overboard without a life preserver.
I had my post-op appointment with my surgeon this week, and the pathology report was all clear (thank you for all your prayers). My doctor removed three fibroids not two as first mentioned. I received pictures of my uterus and where the endometriosis was (uterus, bladder, and rectum). I was told I had some scar tissue from the endometriosis but that it was not that extensive. The large fibroid was sitting on top of my left fallopian tube. I feel incredibly thankful that I was able to receive excellent care at the Cleveland Clinic and I am on the road to recovery both mentally and physically.
I have fresh new inspirational and exciting blog posts that will be coming up in the next couple of weeks for you girls. Stay tuned because girls your story is not over until YOU decide it’s over PERIOD.