Saturday, May 15, 2010

Septum Resection 05/14/10

I had my surgery yesterday morning. Dr Rakoff warned us that it may not work, the septum (muscle) may grow back. He was able to cut 90% of it. He wanted to open my uterus as much as he could to make us able to carry a baby. I have a follow up in 2 weeks and then from then on out he wants to monitor it to make sure it doesn't grow. He said we would know immediately if it grew back. 

Surgery went well, I am in some pain cramping mainly but bad cramping. I am also super tired. 

Over all I am very happy with San Diego Fertility Clinic and my 2 doctors. They have been very attentive and done a great job. 
We dont want to try until after the wedding, which is in 3 months! Wedding plans are coming along nicely, I can not believe it is right around the corner!

Thank you for all your support and well wishes.  I will post more when we find out at my post op appointment. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Septum Resection!

Well tomorrow 05/14/10 is my surgery date! 1030AM I will be under the knife! Hopefully all will work out, hopefully the doctor will be able to cut enough of the septum to open my uterus enough to have a baby full term. We wont know anything until tomorrow afternoon.
I will be leaving for the hospital at 7am, have to check in at 830AM.

Thank you for all your well wishes!

Crysta and Tony

Monday, March 22, 2010

here is a picture of a normal HSG

not mine but i found it on just to help you see what a normal one is. 

Another day another test, it frickin hurt!

Well today was the hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an X-ray test that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes and the area around them. (taken from webmd.) I have read a lot on this, how you feel, if it hurts, what to take. Many women say it isnt bad but OMG the pain was horrible. It was for a few minutes but even after taking a Valium ( Tony was there to drive me) and Naproxen it hurt. My OB, Dr Edwards was in the room inserting the die while the Radiologist doctor read the x-ray. At first they thought my left fallopian tube was blocked, but then the second time they inserted the die (which is when it really really hurt) it went through. You can see the die spots to the right of the uterus (heart shaped thing).  Below is what my uterus looks like, Dr. Edwards as well as the radiologist doesnt think this can be re-sected. BUT he didnt say I can not have kids. If you google uterus or look at other postings you can see this isnt normal. My Doctor has always thought this is how it looked but was hoping it wasnt. 

The baby has been implanting on the right, the bigger of the 2 uterus's which is good but still not a lot of room. I have made an appointment with Dr. Rakkoff a fertility specialist in San Diego through UCSD as well as Dr. Morales in San Diego. I told Dr. Edwards I made an appointment for April 7 today and he said he was going to see him this afternoon. He asked the radiologist tech to make a copy of this for him to take to Dr. Rakkoff's open house of his new facility. I really was impressed, I knew I liked my Dr. but for him to be this into my care I think is very cool. He was going to talk to him about my case at an Open House for his new facility.

Dr. Edwards said there are a few options, although he doesnt think it can be surgically fixed. I asked him about implanting into the right side to make sure the baby goes to the right side and he siad that is a possibility. He also says there are women who carry. I will definitely be high risk though.

I know it is bad of me to think why me, but I do. I know I have my health and an amazing fiance and family as well as friends. But this is a lot to take in.
Im sorry if I come across as selfish, but sometimes I just wonder. I wonder how things will turn out, what decisions we will have to make in the future. This is getting harder on me as we find out more and more.

Again I am sorry if I dont go to your baby shower or something like that. I will get over this, there are so many babies being born around us. They are all so adorable and I can not wait to meet them all!

Thank you friends for being there and understanding. Tony and I appreciate everyone's support.

For now we need to concentrate on our wedding!
Wedding dresses, decorations and the fun stuff!

I will post again in a few days but for now that is our update.

Thanks for reading!
Crysta and Tony

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Consultation with OB (beware picture)))

So today at 4PM we had a consultation with my OB Dr. Edwards at Scripps in Rancho Bernardo.  He told me that the MRI wasnt what he was looking for. He would of rather me have a small septum that would be easily repaired, basically he suggested I see someone else to have them fix it. I have to have a hyst.....whatever x-ray in a few weeks where they inject dye in me. He has seen 10-20 women with this issue in the many years he has been practicing. He even brought out a book from 1970's (medical school).
He is going to send the pictures of this x-ray as well as the MRI to a UCSD fertility specialist. In the mean time I am going to try and get some other suggestions or consultations with a few other specialist to see what the say.

I know on Facebook I was pretty disappointed, but it sucks when something like this happens to you. I know I have my health and family and friends..and the dr didnt say I have to get a few more cats :-). Above is what my uterus looks like. I will post about this when I find more out, for now should be wedding stuff which is going nicely!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MRI tomorrow!

Tomorrow is finally here! It seems like it has taken forever to get here! My MRI is scheduled for 1030 AM but I wont get answers until next Wednesday afternoon :-(. I am hoping to get a copy of my MRI and have a few doctors look at it.

After my MRI i am going to look at wedding dresses FINALLY! Everything is coming along well though!

I will post more next week when I know whats going on!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Been a long week....

January 27 was our first due date, I wasn't sure how the week was going to go. It definitely started out crazy. I worked Mon-Wed 12 hours, Monday morning the lady who cleans the rooms on our floor asked me to do something and I for once said no. I know she doesn't understand and probably didn't know we lost two babies this past year and she didn't know it was our due date this week. But she asked me to create a flyer on the computer for her daughters baby shower. That was Monday morning, work was crazy busy which was good kept my mind off things.
Work was busy those 3 days and I was exhausted emotionally as well as physically.I am upset I missed a good friends CD Release party at the Belly Up in San Diego, it was Wednesday. I really hope she isnt upset, just wasnt a good week. She is an amazing person and starting to do well in the music industry.
February 10 can not come soon enough, actually February 17! The 10th is our MRI and the 17 is the follow up with the Dr..
Im glad the week is over, I need to focus on Relay and the wedding!

203 days until the big day!We are registering today finally! I cant believe Rachel Ray doesnt have a registry or her stuff in stores that do!
I hope everyone had a good week and weekend!