Got the “official” MRI reading back from my RE late this afternoon. Here is what she sent me:
As you can see, not the best news. Of course, both cases were bad news, but another fibroid could at least be removed with hopes of it not coming back again. Not that I was even positive I was ready for surgery again, or that it wouldnt come back, but still, it was a possibility. I guess many women have achieved successful pregnancies after fibroids, so in the back of my mind there was a tiny glimmer of hope it was that.
But, it doesnt appear thats the case..surprise surprise! Anyways, like you read, I will get a more in depth report next week. However, in the meantime, here is what I already know from our prior discussions about the MRI showing adenomyosis/adenomyomas:
- Further surgery is not an option
- This is a chronic condition
- The only way to completely rid the uterus of adenomyosis is via hysterectomy
- We can try shrinking the adenomyomas using Lupron for about 3 months
- If that fails, a gestational carrier is the board of RE’s recommendation
Right now, my plan is to generate a list of questions about shrinking it. Heres whats off the top of my mind–
- Since this is a chronic condition, is it even worth trying to shrink it? Injecting myself everyday for 3 months…and thats just to get to another hysteroscopy to see if it worked. Im not interested in the BS percentages of it working, Im insterested in hands-on experience…has anyone of these RE’s actually seen Lupron suppression work for this before?
- How quickly is it all going to grow back after I stop taking the Lupron? Long enough to even transfer one of our embryos?
- What about if we transferred and got pregnant? What are the chances it will grow back then? Another miscarriage?
- Lastly, where the HELL do we even start with a surrogate?
I have so many questions about the last bullet, but dont know if I am ready to ask them or hear the answers. Ill be honest, it is pretty hard for us to swallow. I think I will post more about it soon.