Our TTC Journey

A Timeline for our TTC Journey

  • November 2003 - We began TTC.
  • March 2007 - During a routine surgery to remove my gallbladder, the surgeon found and removed a 2L cyst from my right ovary.
  • September 2008 - Saw OB/GYN for infertility talk. Started Metformin. Began charting.
  • November 2008 - Diagnosed with Hyperprolactenemia, Started Bromocriptine
  • January 2009 - Prolactin levels back to normal, Prescribed Clomid to start next cycle
  • March 2009 - First Clomid cycle. 2 good follies on left ovary (19.17mm and 19.70mm). BFN.
  • April 2009 - Second Clomid cycle. BFN.
  • May 2009 - Third Clomid cycle. Triphasic chart! BFN.
  • June 2009 - Fourth Clomid cycle. BFN.
  • July 2009 - First Soy Isoflavones cycle. No ovulation - 89 day cycle.
  • October 2009 - Second Soy Isoflavones cycle. Ovulation but BFN.
  • November 2009 - Third Soy Isoflavones cycle. BFN.
  • December 2009 - Fourth Soy Isoflavones cycle. No ovulation - 60 day cycle.
  • February 2010 - Very light AF. First Femara cycle. Fantastic 30mm follicle on right ovary! But no ovulation - 74 day cycle. Provera to start cycle.
  • May 2010 - Very, very light AF. No meds. No ovulation. Upon requesting surgical notes from surgery in 2007 in anticipation of RE visit, discovery made that right fallopian tube was removed during surgery! Unexpected setback.
  • May 5, 2010 - First visit with RE (his PA) for IF history.
  • May 12, 2010 - Second RE visit. Plan set. U/s shows odd-looking endometrium and large cyst on left ovary. Endometrial Biopsy to be performed. Referral to be made to Pulmonologist for evaluation of possible sleep apnea.
  • June 2, 2010 - U/s shows cyst on ovary gone. Endometrial Biopsy performed.
  • June 9, 2010 - Results from Endometrial Biopsy show Complex Endometrial Hyperplasia without atypical cells. D&C scheduled for June 18. Appt with Pulmonologist. Sleep study planned for following night.
  • June 10, 2010 - Sleep study performed.
  • June 16, 2010 - Call from Pulmonologist. D&C will NOT happen on June 18. Severe sleep apnea (stopped breathing 63 times in 7 hours). C-Pap machine ordered.
  • July 1, 2010 - Titration sleep study to set pressure levels on C-Pap machine.
  • July 10, 2010 - Appointment with Pulmonologist. C-Pap levels set at 11 litres. Surgery now okayed and planned for July 21.
  • July 21, 2010 - D&C performed.
  • July 23, 2010 - Phone call from RE. Contents from D&C biopsied and confirmed no cancer!
  • July 28, 2010 - Appt with RE to discuss results from D&C. No cancer, but unusual presentation for endometrium. Very little tissue removed during D&C, but Complex Hyperplasia present. RE concerned about increased risk for endometrial cancer. Prescribed Megase for 3 months and then another Endometrial Biopsy to determine status of endometrium. This will determine next plans for TTC.
  • August 2010 to December 2010 - Megace to hopefully clear up Hyperplasia

  • December 6, 2010 - Repeat endometrial biopsy. All clear of Hyperplasia!

  • January 2011 - Appt with RE gets us nowhere. Everything to stay as is (Provera 1st 7 days of each month to bring on AF). No treatment as he "doesn't feel comfortable helping you to persue a pregancy at your current weight". Seriously considering seeing a new RE.

  • March 2011 - Follow-up with RE. No movement on the treatment front. RE pushing for gastric bypass surgery. We opt for me trying diet and exercise a bit longer and adding Adipex (Phenteramine). Really not wanting to do surgery.

  • October 2011 - Large cyst on right ovary earns a referral to a cancer specialist. Make phone call to start proceedings for adoption through foster care.

  • November 2011 - Everything looks good and negative for cancer.