We took a break from all things infertility after that last failed cycle.
When we were ready again we got a second opinion. (To read what FHH think of second opinions, click here.) We saw a new infertility specialist in May 2020 and I had laparoscopic exploratory surgery that September. After the surgery I was told I have stage 2 endometriosis and the doctor was able to remove it, however, we were told the endometriosis tissue would come back – and it has.
In November 2020, I had healed from surgery and we began our fourth IUI. Once again, we had extremely high hopes that this would work and once again it didn’t.
We were heartbroken and I wasn’t really sure where we would go from here. Our health insurance doesn’t cover infertility treatments and the financial aspect was taking its toll, as were the overwhelming emotions.
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