I have been meaning to write this post for the last few days but just haven't had the desire to. Well, here goes nothing. Last Monday, Kyle and I went to my followup appointment regarding my obstructed left tube. After much consideration and talking with my doctor we decided the best thing would be to remove the tube.
As we talked more and went over tests for both of us, it became very clear that IVF would be our only option to have a biological child. Of course there were tears of frustration because as a woman it is hard to know that my body can't do what it is designed to do. On the other hand, there is still hope that we will have a biological child.
I was referred to a doctor at the post hospital to schedule my surgery. I met with the surgeon and my surgery has been scheduled for March 20th. We talked in depth about removing the left tube and they will examine the right to make sure there is no damage or issues with it. I made the decision that if something is wrong with both to go ahead and remove both.
In no way is this the end of our journey, we will look to start the IVF process in the fall. One of the only hiccups is that Fort Bliss does not have an IVF program, I will either be referred to Walter Reed in DC (which is what we want especially with the potential for us to PCS there) or Madigan at Lewis. There would be a lot of travel involved but it will be so worth it if the IVF works.
This is just another step in our journey and we will get through it.
Wishing you all a beautiful day!