Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Maybe Menopause

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.

2 comments:

Katherine said...

Lara, Thanks for sending me a link to your blog! It's great to read about what's going on in your life. My prayers go out to you.

Max said...

I love the blog Lara! I love seeing into peoples lives, at all hours of the night! =-) Miranda and my sister -in-law both went to Dr Isbell and really liked him. I am so sorry that you have to go through all of that. I was thinking, the signs of menopause don't sound to bad, don't we go through that already? Just kidding, they do sound awful, I was just trying to make you feel better. I'll be prayin' for you, good luck!

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