I have had two surgeries. The first removed the first ectopic. The second removed the second ectopic and my right fallopian tube.
I have taken approximately 7,034 home pregnancy tests (please note that is just a guess. It could be 7,032.)
I have had two chemical pregnancies that I don't even count in my total. That means positive tests that end up negative a few days later. The doctor thinks they were fertilized eggs that never made it down the gauntlet that is my remaining (probably partially obstructed/damaged) tube.
I have spent the last six years trying to get pregnant, being pregnant, or recovering from being pregnant while planning when to start trying again.
I have had eight IUI's.
I have had one IVF.
|One Million dollars worth of IVF meds.|
I have been on 2 oral medications.
I have been on 2 injectable drugs.
I have taken supplements, used patches, given myself trigger shots, and used suppositories.
We have spent tens of thousands of dollars.
I have been exhausted. I have cried countless tears. I have asked a million questions. I revised "the plan" to get pregnant more times than I can count.
I never once gave up hope that we would eventually have at least one more child. And here we are. And it feels so great to finally be a success story.