2005 – We got MARRIED 😀
2006 – Dr Indra Anwar
Observation method: USG Transvaginal.
Diagnosed with NOthing ❓
Treatment: Nothing other than tons of advice.
2007 – Dr Joso Prawiro
Observation method: USG Transvaginal, Monitoring ovulation time, Blood tests (hormone, TORCH), HSG to check fallopian tubes (result: both are patent), DH: Sperm Analysis.
Diagnosed with immature eggs, DH: Oligozoospermia, Teratospermia, Asthenozoospermia.
Treatment: Clomid (6 months), DH: Whole bunch of vitamins *can’t remember the name*.
2008 – Dr Jacoeb, Dr Indra Mansyur
Observation method: USG Transvaginal, Blood tests (hormone monitoring on the specific date during the cycle), mikrokuretase, DH: Sperm Analysis, Blood tests (hormone, imuno-andrology *if i remember the name correctly*).
Diagnosed with Overweight that cause imbalance hormone and eggs become immature, DH: same as before due to imbalance hormone.
Treatment: refered to dokter ahli gizi (nutritionist ??) with aim to reduce weight 6Kgs, Paternal Leukocyte Immunization (PLI), DH: Whole bunch of vitamins and medications to balance the hormone *can’t remember the name*.
2009 – Prof Peter Braude, Dr Jan Grace
Observation method: USG Transvaginal, Blood tests (hormone, sexually transmitted infections *STI*), DH: Sperm Analysis, Blood tests (hormone, STI).
Diagnosed with Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome (PCO), Anovulation, Polyp on the womb’s lining, DH: same as before, varicocele
Treatment: Hysteroscopy to remove the polyp, IVF (failed 😥 -watch out for coming note about experience on IVF in UK), FET (failled :cry:).
Interesting facts 💡 mentioned by these doctors: the imbalance hormone is normal and there’s no such medications can cure that. people’s hormones change everyday, thus impossible to make them balance all the time. Taking medications to balance the hormone is just a waste of time and money 😎
During one of the transvaginal ultrasound, the doctor said that my uterus shaped like a heart. Did not understand what’s that suppose to mean until Dr Ivan (next doctor), said it is what they called as Retroflexed Uterus. Docs said retroflexed uterus happened in many women and it is not stopping woman to get pregnant (thus no treatment need to be done). However, I read in google that retroflexed uterus makes the sperm has to do more effort in order to reach the eggs. Hmmm.. what a bad luck for oligozoospermia situation. But I also saw some notes on google saying that it can be solved by using some certain positions during intercourse which seems to work.
2009 – Dr Ivan Sini
Observation method: USG Transvaginal, Blood tests (hormone), DH: same as before – only this time the volume of the sperm had improved.
Diagnosed with PCO, Polyp in the womb’s lining (apparently the last hysteroscopy didn’t remove the root of the polyp), Retroflexed Uterus, Myom that doesn’t seem to disturb because the location is far away from where the embryo will/should be implanted.
Treatment: IVF (failed 😥 – will soon write a note about experience on this. watch the page!).
2010 – Dr Ivan Sini (currently going on and future plan)
Treatment: Forbetes (metformin -a diabetes medication- that some studies said can reduce PCO and then trigger normal ovulation), Laparoscopy (clean up the polyp’s root, check the existence of endometriosis and clean it if there is, ovarian drilling to trigger natural ovulation and reduce risk hyperstimulation during IVF later).
I’m currently on Forbetes and have been scheduled for the Laparoscopic surgery on the 15 Jan.
Fiuhh… what a five-year.. and still going on!! I’ve just realised *when i was writing this note*, that i’ve been going through so many scary procedures that involved many needles and much pain. We started from not knowing anything and now have become quite advanced with all the fertility jargons mentioned by the doctors :wink:.
There have been many tough times, but we still do believe that there’s a baby somewhere out there flying in heaven waiting for us. So we are not going to give up :mrgreen:. Keep hopping, keep praying, keep trying…