Wednesday, September 2, 2009

what's a girl to do?

I was all set to hit up my obgyn for my annual exam on Monday, but thanks to day 1's appearance, I canceled the appointment.  Can't get in to see her until November 21!
I'm not sure what exactly I want to hear from her.  I mean, I'm a year post-op from the surgery to remove my right ovary and tube.  One year since an incredible amount of endometriosis was scraped from my body.  One year since I said good bye to that Stupid Tumor.  One year since my already low reproductive chances were totally skewed.  They were low anyway because of our male factor infertility.  And then there was this whole endometrioma/endometriosis business we didn't even know existed but which played a silent part in our infertility.  Now that that has been corrected, I'm having regular cycles again with little to zero pain.  But our infertility still exists....what can my doctor even offer since I don't want to pursue ARTs?  All she can say is "keep trying."   And "come back if your pain returns."

I'm at least trying to live a healthier lifestyle these days.  I'm doing it for overall health, but maybe it will increase our chances of pregnancy.  It's nothing big...just portion control and running 4-5 days per week.

Other than that and a lot of prayer, what's a girl to do?