It was great to catch up with you guys! Some of you have been through a lot and I send you big hugs!
I'm afraid I would forget many details if I tried to send individual messages, but please know that I do have a little thought for you regularly, and I keep you in my prayers!
About the list: your list is very cute, Lola and Emma! If you want mine, you're welcome to have it. It's easy to use; you just change the information as you need among all the html tags; I would give you the basic structure. I'll have to send it by email though (even as a pm here, it would only show the list and not the codes). Let me know guys!
As for me, things are terribly hectic! But in a good way. We're deep in the renovations and we move in only 17 days!
We'll make the house very livable by then however. For now, all our free time is spent at the house. Still about a week or so and our big rush will be over (wallpaper, paint jobs, tons of things to buy); our handymen will take care of those last steps before the move (hardwood floors/stairs, ceramic, lights).
The miscarriage happened in the nick of time, stopping me just before I took my first dose of the meds that would have caused me a lot of pain. Since I can't do anything the simple way (!), I'm still bleeding from the miscarriage. We've tried waiting, then Provera, then BCP, then two BCPs a day. That finally seems to be working. My hydrosalpinx, however (tubes swelled up with liquid) got even worse. They now fill my lower abdomen; I look like I'm just a little pregnant, no kidding. My doctor and I decided that it was time to get rid of that problem. The liquid leaks into my uterus, and I have that problem each time I take hormones. So that leaking prevents implantation, which might explain my failed IVFs. We don't want to waste our 7 embryos on a uterus like that, so I'm heading straight toward surgery #3. It might happen on May 30th; it will be confirmed tomorrow.
I'm looking forward to it. First, that big balloon in my abdomen is uncomfortable and it causes me pain, second, I've had that kind of surgery before so it doesn't scare me (C-section incision), and third, we'll be able to start an FET protocol one AF later with much better chances! Call me crazy, but I have that hunch that, in those new conditions, getting pregnant next time is almost just a formality! Plus I'll be reasonable this time and I'll take a month of sick leave for my post-op convalescence (I'm allowed to up to two). I'll have 80% of my salary and it will be in June, so I'll enjoy hanging around our new house and the nice weather!
There is a little scare, though. Given that everything is stuck in glue in my pelvis, my ovaries are at risk. I might lose one or both my ovaries during the surgery, if there is bleeding, if the tubes are too stuck against them, and so on. My surgeon wanted to warn me, and he was 100% honest, but he is rather optimistic about the surgery (PHEW!). We want to give it a go anyway, and feel that we don't have much of a choice because even if we empty my tubes with a needle (like during ER), the problem keeps coming back every single time. A new pregnancy would make them swell up like crazy again, and it would be very painful. So...
Sorry about the ramble guys, but it's good to talk about this to people who understand what it is to go through so much in order to become mommies!
So! I'll let you know how it goes, and I'll keep checking on you from time to time to see how you're doing!