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Hi, I'm 27 and recently engaged to the love of my life. Were from Minnesota. I'll try to give the short version, at the young age of eight I had a appendectomy and my Doctor now says that is the cause of my infertility issues. He came to this conclusion on June 21, 2005 when he did a Laparoscopy along with a Chromotubation to evaluate if my tubes were blocked. The Doctors findings, Bilateral tubal and ovarain adhesions. Adhesions of the omentum to the anterior abdominal wall, Bilateral tubal blockage with evidence of hydrosalpinx in the right tube. (sorry for the doctor terminology) Basically this means my tubes are blocked and if I get pregnant on my own it can result in an ectopic pregnancy. My doctor told me that I'm a great candidate for InVitro Fertilization, which I know little about. Ever since the doctor's disturbing news, I'll I do lately is nothing but cry. I'm so confused and scared of the unknown. CC tries his best to give me support, he always says were in this together. Even thought we both don't know much about IVF( just what we've been reading on the Internet) we both know there is still hope. We have talk it over knowing the expense and the poking and prodding the Doctors will have to undergo. Even though I cry a lot I do feel optimistic and I'm thankful that we still have a chance to become parents. I've never thought this would happen to me and find my self asking God why me. I'm a believer in the Lord and I know he will give us the strength to get through this. I was wondering if anyone has a similar expensed or can anyone give me some insight on how to chose a IVF specialist in my area and what kind of questions should I be asking....... Thanks for listening and I can't wait to talk with all of you......


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Old 09-01-05, 11:41 PM
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Hey jalove. I went to the Midwest Center for Reproductive Health in Minneapolis and LOVED the staff. I did invitro twice (I'm 40) and it worked the second time with frozen embryos and I am now 4 months pg. I too have blocked tubes and was pretty sad when I found out. I didn't find out until I was 35. Anyway, invitro is great and you can see from this board that a lot of us are having great success stories. You are SO young you should be really happy that they figured this all out so you'll have tons of time to reach your goals! Invitro is costly but what the hey? It's worth it. Good luck! PS My Dr.'s name is Corfman. I live in Alaska and felt totally welcome from these awesome baby makers.
 
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Old 09-02-05, 12:08 AM
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Leslie, Thanks for the info, I found Dr, Corfman's web site. This clinic is probably the closest for us to drive, but I can make my decision on that. Congratulations to you how exciting. Your right, a lot of people don't find out about their fertility issues and when they do it's to late or it's at a higher risk. I guess that is a plus....

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Hey jalove. I went to the Midwest Center for Reproductive Health in Minneapolis and LOVED the staff. I did invitro twice (I'm 40) and it worked the second time with frozen embryos and I am now 4 months pg. I too have blocked tubes and was pretty sad when I found out. I didn't find out until I was 35. Anyway, invitro is great and you can see from this board that a lot of us are having great success stories. You are SO young you should be really happy that they figured this all out so you'll have tons of time to reach your goals! Invitro is costly but what the hey? It's worth it. Good luck! PS My Dr.'s name is Corfman. I live in Alaska and felt totally welcome from these awesome baby makers.
 
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Old 09-02-05, 11:53 AM
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Hi Jalove,

nice to meet you, sorry it is under these circumstances. i know the bad news is hard but ivf is such and incredible journey that i can't imagine what life would be like without really learning to appriciate that IVF is such a blessing. hang in their, not only will this bring you and your fiance closer but it will give you a much deeper appriciation for children and other women who were delt this card. Good luck and keep us updated.


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Hi, I'm 27 and recently engaged to the love of my life. Were from Minnesota. I'll try to give the short version, at the young age of eight I had a appendectomy and my Doctor now says that is the cause of my infertility issues. He came to this conclusion on June 21, 2005 when he did a Laparoscopy along with a Chromotubation to evaluate if my tubes were blocked. The Doctors findings, Bilateral tubal and ovarain adhesions. Adhesions of the omentum to the anterior abdominal wall, Bilateral tubal blockage with evidence of hydrosalpinx in the right tube. (sorry for the doctor terminology) Basically this means my tubes are blocked and if I get pregnant on my own it can result in an ectopic pregnancy. My doctor told me that I'm a great candidate for InVitro Fertilization, which I know little about. Ever since the doctor's disturbing news, I'll I do lately is nothing but cry. I'm so confused and scared of the unknown. CC tries his best to give me support, he always says were in this together. Even thought we both don't know much about IVF( just what we've been reading on the Internet) we both know there is still hope. We have talk it over knowing the expense and the poking and prodding the Doctors will have to undergo. Even though I cry a lot I do feel optimistic and I'm thankful that we still have a chance to become parents. I've never thought this would happen to me and find my self asking God why me. I'm a believer in the Lord and I know he will give us the strength to get through this. I was wondering if anyone has a similar expensed or can anyone give me some insight on how to chose a IVF specialist in my area and what kind of questions should I be asking....... Thanks for listening and I can't wait to talk with all of you......


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Jalove I wish you luck in your decision, I know how hard it is. As for myself, my husband had a vasectomy near the end of his first marriage. We had it reversed but his sperm count and motility are too low to acheive a pregnancy naturally, so we'll probably wind up doing IVF with ICSI. It's taken me a long time to get used to the idea of pumping myself up with hormones but I think I''ve arrived at that point. Sometimes I feel so ridiculous compared to couples who have genuine health problems - I wish I could shout to everyone from the treetops to never have a vasectomy because you can't know what the future will bring, but on the other hand I believe that it is every couples' right to make those decisions for themselves. Luckily you are still young and your doctor sounds very optimistic - that's great!
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