Monday, August 2, 2010


Well, as far as septums go, some are tall & skinny and some are short and fat - just like people. That's what my new RE who specializes in RPL said to me when he called on Saturday morning. "And yours is short & fat," he went on to say.

So that's why it has been misdiagnosed. It basically extends all the way across the top of my uterus. (For those of you unfamiliar with
septums, a septum is basically extra tissue in your uterus that does not have good blood supply. So if the baby implants there, it cannot develop properly.) Several doctors have seen this and said things like, "It looks septum-like, but I see no evidence of a septum." I've also been told that I have an arcuate shaped uterus. And with my last pregnancy (and subsequent miscarriage), there was some debate over whether I had a cornual ectopic or whether it just looked that way b/c of the shape of my uterus.

All of these comments and debate sent warning bells off for my new RE. And upon further investigation (doing a 3-D ultrasound of my uterus & reviewing my HSG films) he believes that I do indeed have a septum. And he wants to get it out of there!!!

There was also a lab value that was a little abnormal. It was the lupus anticoagulant. So he's going to do a slew of other labs when I come down to Memphis for my surgery to further investigate that abnormal lab.

He said that this is IT! This is what we've narrowed it down to - the septum and the possible clotting factor. Beyond this, I don't think there's anything more to be tested for. Everything else has come back normal.

So how do I feel about all this???

Well, if I could have the surgery done tomorrow, I would. I am SO ready to have this over and done with.

Am I excited??

I'll admit that I'm a little excited. I do have some hope. But I'm not going to get all excited and think that the mysteries of my RPL are solves and done with. I'm hoping & praying that's the case. But I will not allow myself to get too excited, only to be disappointed and devastated. So I'm taking this one step at a time.

Surgery is in less than 3 weeks!

In the meantime, here's what I've been doing lately:

I've been working in the hot KY humidity, weeding my flowers. The weeds had just about taken over, but this week I got them all cleaned up! And surprise! I loved it when I went out one day and there was a beautiful RESURRECTION lily. It made my day and reminded me of the power of Jesus and how he can bring life & hope where there seems to be none.

Jay & I visited a local orchard. I LOVE going there! I got a 1/2 bushel of yummy, sweet, ripe peaches!

Can you find the sweet little kitty cat hidden amongst all the peaches at the orchard? :)

When I got home I had a lot of peeling to do! But it was worth it!

Look how lovely my canned peaches turned out (with the help of my mom!!). :)

And here are my peach preserves along with some blackberry jam that I made a few weeks ago all by myself!

I want you to leave you with a verse I've been quoting a lot lately: For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

God bless you all!!! And, as always, if you are unable to leave a comment on my blog, feel free to email me at creekjc @ nctc. com


Stacey said...

I am so glad that this doctor has made a diagnosis for you. It sounds like this septum you have is tricky to identify. How great that he knew what to look for and is ready to fix this issue. I'll definitely be praying the surgery goes well!

Your flower bed looks lovely! LOVE the lily. ;) And way to go in the kitchen, girl!

Birdie said...

Thanks, Stacey! I really appreciate your prayers.

And I also thought of you when I was posting about the lily! :)

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