And we know that in all things God works for the good of those that love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Doctor's Appointment

I got a great report at my doctor's office today! It was my follow-up appointment from the surgery I had about three weeks ago. The doctor was very optimistic about the results of my surgery. He really seemed to feel like the endometriosis that was there was likely "left-over" from the last surgery and not really new growths, which means it hadn't rapidly returned like we had feared.

The scar tissue was very severe. The left ovary was completely bonded to my tube and uterus and the right ovary was covered in scar tissue as well. He felt certain that this has been my fertility issue. Of course, you can't know for sure if the scar tissue will return, but he felt good about it.

A couple months ago Jacob and I were devastated by the news that we would likely need IVF to conceive. We just didn't have the finances to proceed with that at the time. Today, I was told that we could try a couple rounds of oral medication....not IVF, not injectables, but Clomid!!! I was pleasantly surprised to hear that this was an option. This not only means that it will be much cheaper than the injectables (probably $1500-2000 cheaper for medicine and several less ultrasounds and blood tests that add up as well), but also means that we can start "trying" again sooner than we had planned! The plan is to try a round of Clomid with an IUI. In about two months our projected cost of trying to get pregnant went from $20,000 to about $370. We are thrilled with the news!!!!

All of this came the day after I posted this status on facebook...

"survived my final "first anniversary"! Today was the day we buried Kinley and had her memorial service one year ago...tomorrow starts a new year for us!!!"

Isn't our God an awesome God??? We didn't get our ultimate "good news" yet, but isn't this an awesome start? God is working and this is truly a new year for us!!


  1. Yay! Praise God!! What wonderful news in starting this new year!

  2. Wonderful news!!! Rejoice & be glad!!!!!

  3. Wonderful news Erica!! God is so good!

  4. it's starting to look like the dawn of a new day. The morning is coming!!!!
    Love ya!