I had my third of three procedures on Friday prior to officially starting IVF stimulation medications. Unfortunately, the procedure showed that I still have a complication from the ectopic pregnancy that was diagnosed July of this year. The study showed a right hydrosalpinx. Even with being in the nursing profession, I too had to Google what exactly this all means! Basically, a hydrosalpinx is a blocked fallopian tube (right side where the ectopic pregnancy was implanted) which fills with fluid and can result in mild-moderate pain, but more importantly results in infertility. Unfortunately the only treatment for it is to remove the fallopian tube. I am scheduled for surgery for a right tubal ligation December 2, 2010. After I recover from surgery, I will be able to proceed with IVF probably January-March time period.
Most of you probably are aware, but my mom was admitted to the hospital Friday November 5. After putting the pieces together, it appears that she had a urinary tract infection that spread to her bloodstream. She became very critical within a matter of hours. She continues to remain critical but is more stable than the first few days. We continue to pray for her and love on her. Please pray for her full recovery.
My focus has changed to supporting my mom through this tragedy and being there for my family as much as possible. I don't anticipate posting again until after surgery for an update on how things are progressing. Again, I'm so blessed to be surrounded by so many people that love and support me and also my dearly loved mom, during this time.