I’ve always found it helpful when other women describe their experiences with various fertility treatments and surgeries -reading their detailed personal accounts made me feel more prepared for the saline sonogram, hysteroscopy and polyp removal I had last fall. So, since I’m one day post-op after my septum resection surgery and still chilling at home recovering, I thought I would use this time to write up a blog on my experience.
I’m just a few days away from turning 30. A year ago, there was not a doubt in my mind that I would be celebrating the big 3-0 as a new mom. I now realize how naive that assumption was.
I’ve always been a a planner (and a tad bit obsessive about it, if we are going to be honest here). When Alex and I met in college, we immediately began to create a roadmap for our life together – go to grad school, spend a year teaching English in China, move in together, adopt a pet (due to a cat allergy, we ended up with two litter-box trained rabbits) and finally start our careers. There were bumps along the way, and some detours, but I always felt in control of my situation.
Fast-forward to December of 2013. We were finally ready to start a family. My biological clock had been ticking before this, but we had both agreed to wait till we were more financially secure. So I made a plan. We spent those years saving money. We moved to a larger two-bedroom apartment in a nice neighborhood. Alex worked hard for a promotion. Finally, we were ready. I researched OBGYN’s and scheduled a pre-conception appointment. Alex helped out by buying me this book: