Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I had an appointment with a new infertility specialist last Friday. I had some personality issues with my last doctor, so I decided to have a consult with a different one. I really like Dr. Isbell and I think our personalities will mesh better. He also gave me some new insight and alternative info on my infertility problems, which was really refreshing. The bad new is that he thinks the best course of action to treat my endometriosis and fibroid tumors would be to force my body into menopause with a drug called Lupron. This would shrink the tumors and endometriosis, hopefully clearing everything up. After six months of this, we would try two to three more IUI's. If that didn't work, it would be time to look at in vitro fertilization. I am glad to have a second opinion and a course of action that is more aggressive than my last doctor, but it saddens me to think that I may have to take a six month break for this treatment. Also, I will experience all the super fun side effects of menopause like bone loss, hot flashes, and crazy mood swings. We have one more IUI this weekend, then we'd start Lupron the next month. Please join us in praying for this IUI to work.