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    Good luck Nat. I hope it goes well for you today. It is a step in a good direction I'm sure!

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    Good luck Nat! Hope that by now you've seen the specialist and got a plan worked out

    Vivre, I know what you mean about treating every difference like a sign; I do the same from the moment I ovulate until the moment I get AF. So far all I have learned is that taking progesterone mimics pregnancy symptoms perfectly :-/

    CD9 for me, third round of Clomid. I didn't have insomnia or dehydration as badly as the first two rounds, and I've got O pain earlier than usual... hopefully that's a good sign too

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    Thanks for your best wishes everyone. Well....what a day....

    We went to ob/gyn thinking he'd just say I need some pills to lengthen my cycle, which is usually 24 days. NOPE....I'm headed for surgery next week. He reckons I have quite a high chance of having endometriosis! I thought women had painful periods etc if they had that! I've never had any problems at all with my cycle except it's a bit short. Easy periods etc my whole life.

    It seems that I have a uterus tilted backwards a bit (apparently 15% of women do) and this can heighten my rist of endo. Also my short cycles can be a sign of it and I've also had small amounts of blood in urine tests for years with no other signs of why this might be so. It all adds up to having a higher chance that it's endometriosis.

    Of course it's not definite and he wants to check things out straight away with fallopian tubes etc anyhow to see what's going on with our fertility, so I'm going in for keyhole surgery next Wednesday.

    I feel like I've been hit by a truck! I don't know why I'm so shocked but I am. I suppose I've always been so healthy and everything has seemed so normal that I just hadn't prepared myself at all for possible problems. Even without the endometriosis possibility I didn't think he'd jump into surgery so quickly. Half of me is happy he is as I won't be wasting time (I'm 39 now) but the other half is freaked out at the thought.

    To top off my day, hubby hasn't handled it well. He always seems to just go quiet when I get bad news about anything and doesn't know how to help. And this has upset me because I need him to be there for me, be the strong one etc and he isn't. GRRR!!! So now I feel very alone and miserable. I know I'm being a drama queen over very little, but I feel so upset that hubby isn't just 'stepping up' when I need him. So now he's driven off to the farm and I'm sitting here with my worries about the op as well as about my marriage.

    Sorry....vent over.....

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    Oh Nat256, sorry to hear you've had such a overwhelming day.

    I'm sure having surgery is very daunting but it will be great to have the facts and you can feel like your taking positive steps towards conceiving when at the moment it feels out of your control. One of my friends got pregnant very quickly after having endometriosis addressed. And...if it turns out not to be that, then that is good news too I suppose, as it's one complication that can be ruled out.

    Hope I'm not belittling your worries...but maye your hubby just freaked out the thought of you having surgery? I could understand that as it's hard to deal with that happening to someone you love and I think for guys, they hate that they just can't fix it. When they can't fix things they just don't know what to do!

    I hope you're feeling better now, after a few hours to digest it all.

    Erin

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    Nat, I don't think you are being a drama queen. As you wrote, you hadn't prepared yourself for any problems. You probably knew he wasn't going to say that he was baffled as you as to why you aren't pregnant yet, but hadn't prepared yourself for surgery next week.

    It may not be endo. He has to go in and have a look to try and figure it out. It would be easier if like men, all we had to do was give a sample.

    I know you need your husband's support, but in the meantime, you have friends in the virtual world to vent to.

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    Hey Nat, what a massive day.. A lot to take in for you but at the same time it must be great to know that your specialist is pro- active in working out possible issues. Did you have pelvic exam or ultrasound for specialist to think you to have endo? I'm sure your DH is processing the information in his own way & will open up to you shortly.. A big day for both of you!

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    Thanks so much to all of you. I read your posts last night and it definitely helped. I know I was harsh on hubby yesterday. You're right MrsErinR, he is completely freaked at the thought of surgery. I think I just wanted the perfect response at that moment when I was in a bit of a fog. Unfortunately he was in the same place! It's all a learning curve to learn to manage things WITH someone, too many years of doing it alone for both of us I think. The good news is that he's absolutely on board with anything I need and anything we need to do to conceive. And in the meantime, thank goodness we have a farm to run to (he'll be stuffed when we move there!)

    Anyhow, I do feel better today. I know it isn't that serious, it's more my personality than anything. I'm probably just a control freak and usually I prepare myself so well for every possible eventuality and yesterday I was .
    It seems I'm not the expert in my own fertility that I thought I was...HA!

    Green Tea, yes I had a pelvic exam but basically the doc wants to go in and have a look at fallopian tubes etc to make sure they're clear, so he'd go in anyway. But he also says that with all the signs I happen to have I have a good chance that they'll find endo. In the light of day today I'm pleased that it's something probably easily fixed like that though, so I'll stop being a sooky la la and get on with it.

    Thanks again for your support ladies. I've never used a forum before and this is the only one I use and it's amazing what a help it can be.

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    Oh Nat256 that sounded like a lot to take in. Thinking of you and hoping you get some straight forward answers on Wed. You always seem to know the right thing to say in this forum to support us and the fact you set it up has been the most supportive thing for me on this journey. I just wish I could say the right thing for you! Anyway hopefully you had a cup of tea and some quiet contemplation and you are feeling heaps better. I'm sure your man just needed time to absorb and process the info. Speaking of tea, in an effort to reduce caffeine in my life, I have started drinking white tea - low in caffeine and high in antioxidants - tasty too!

    Take care mate

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    RoRo stick at it, Im sure eventually we will be right.

    Nat, looks like we will be lap buddies. (That sounds wrong but I still haven't got my head around the spelling
    Mine however looks like it will be 2 -3 weeks time

    I know the bizarre reactions to information. Ive taken to crying nearly everytime I get my period. It upsets my husband no end to see me putting so much pressure on myself and he gets upset with me accordingly but I think we are all just trying to work this all out.

    Ive started yoga and continuing to go to the acupuncturist which is helping the mental state, so just work out what is going to help you

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    Nat256, I'm sorry that you've had such a shock, but from reading your posts it's clear that you have huge reserves of strength and determination. It may take a few days, but once you've had time to process this new turn of events I know you'll deal with it with the same gutsiness and focus you've shown already.

    You're always so wonderfully supportive to everyone on this forum - I wish we could give you real, physical hugs, but in the absence of that option, please know that we're sending you all our good wishes and support!

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