That's exactly how I feel. I'm relieved that we got some answers, so something came out of the time and money and emotions invested in seeing a THIRD RE. I'm curious, even disappointed to a certain degree that Dr M didn't find this out. He too had done a hysteroscopy last year on me. How come he didn't see it? Everyone - right from my OBGYNs to the first RE clinic (where they had at least 5 practicing REs), to this clinic, where Dr M practices - everyone has always just mentioned the "indentation" at the top of my uterus. Everyone has always brushed it off saying, it's too broad, it's not a septum, and therefore really can't be fixed.
After 4 IVFs, 2 D&Cs, a couple of HSGs, SHG, 2 hysteroscopies (and 3 losses) - I'm just a little stunned that it took them SO LONG to say that even the rest of my uterus is not normally shaped! I can't help but wonder who to trust. Logically it seems like we should just go ahead with the surgery. If it fixes things, and "cures" our IF, nothing like it. (I wonder if IF ever gets cured though. I would think that even if and when one does have a child, the pain and anguish of years of IF will remain forever - so does IF ever really get cured?) If surgery doesn't help, then we're not much worse off than we are today.
Emotionally - despair. How much more? How much longer? How many more hoops and loops? We started this in 2001. Its coming to the close of 2008 now, how much more??? People who started TTC much after us now have 2 children, children that are going to school now, and lives that have gone on skippily normal.
Why is it that we have to find issues which are not "common"? Dr Schoolcraft - being one of the most skilled and highly regarded doctors in this field said "Your case is grey to me. I can't say it won't work at all - and if I thought it wouldn't, I'd tell you. But I can't say that it will work. The best we can do is try this surgery route"
Why can't we have more easily fixable problems? Why is it that we have to deal with a balanced translocation affecting one party and a screwed up uterus affecting the other party? Why????
I'm not nervous about having to deal with surgery. I've done that many times before, and from the description of it, this one actually sounds easier than most of my other surgeries. (I've had 4 surgeries on a busted knee, which still gives me pain and acts funny - (I've stopped even bothering about it and going to my Orthopedic Surgeon), I've had laparoscopy, and of course 4 retrievals and 2 D&Cs and the whole IF joy ride). So surgery is not new to me.
But I'm feeling a deep dark sense of despair and hopelessness. I'm feeling like my body has failed me yet again. I'm feeling sorry that DH got stuck with a "defective piece" like me (I know all of you will say "But he has a translocation himself" - I know that, but I'm still feeling defective)
I sometimes feel like running away from it all, to some safe place, where I'm not so vulnerable, and so sad. I wish I could escape from the reality of my life.
I sometimes see a baby's face in an ultrasound type image when I close my eyes. It's not a face really, but just a view of one eye. The eye looks at me, and then slowly closes. The picture then fades away. I don't know what that means. Sometimes it comforts me, like these are the babies I've lost. Sometimes it scares me, like a dream of having a baby is slowly fading away.
I want to keep the hope alive, but I'm scared to.