About two weeks until I go under the knife. In addition to growing tired of near constant hot flashes (Dude, I never truly appreciated my hypothalamus before! I'm getting it a special Christmas present this year for sure!), I have also grown tired of reading research papers about this surgery. I would now like some anecdotes. Or anecdata, a word I learned from gingerandlime.
So I'm sending out a call to the wider ALI community. If you're here from LFCA, I'm interested in hearing any stories about pregnancy after myomectomy. I'm particularly interested in stories from people who had a diagnosis of IF before the surgery (as opposed to recurrent loss, and as opposed to people who had the surgery for other reasons, then conceived). In other words, I'm interested in people as close to me as possible who now have fat, happy babies. (Or skinny, querulous babies--I'm flexible.) But as a special favor, please don't tell me horror stories about how you lost your uterus or how you tried to conceive for ten years afterwards and never got pregnant or how deciding to do the surgery was the worst decision of your life. 'Cause that would scare me. Thank you so much!
(P.S. I'm aware of all the risks (scar tissue, etc.), the fact that they recur, the fact that I'll need a c-section if I do get to give birth and all that jazz--I'm not contemplating this surgery, I'm HAVING IT.)