Since my miscarriage in February, I have often felt like we continually take one step forward and then two steps back towards getting pregnant again. Since I last updated, I had an office hysteroscopy to determine the "state" of my uterus. I made the mistake of googling this procedure before my appointment and had managed to make myself incredibly anxious. However, the procedure itself was only mildly crampy, and over quickly. Unfortunately, they found some retained tissue during the hysteroscopy and recommended a surgical hysteroscopy to remove the tissue. I was not expecting another surgical procedure and this felt like a huge set back, pushing our timeline back again another month.
The day before the surgical hysteroscopy I had an ultrasound scheduled to determine if the retained tissue was still present. The ultrasound showed a clear uterus. Hooray! We cancelled the surgery and scheduled office hysteroscopy #2 and an endometrial biopsy to once again make sure my uterus was clean and ready to go. Unfortunately, this procedure showed that the retained tissue was still there! Two steps back again. We are now waiting to have office hysterocopy #3 to remove the tissue and then hopefully (all fingers crossed) proceed forward with IVF.
In the mean time, I made an appointment with a different fertility clinic. Dealing with very specialized doctors my entire life for my JRA, I am not used to having so many different qualified doctors to choose from. Although, I believe my current fertility specialist is very competent, we have not been overly pleased with the lack of communication between the doctors, nurses and patients. We often feel like procedures are being scheduled before being explained to us, or we are being shuffled around between a variety of different doctors who aren't fully aware of our plan of care and treatment history. For now, we will continue to proceed with our current clinic as to not be delayed any longer and will investigate another clinic at the end of May. Hopefully, we will soon be taking one, two or even three steps forward at a time!