Thank you all for your comments, suggestions, support, kind words, and warm thoughts - they mean so much to me. I've received several messages/emails over the past week or so, and I haven't been able to respond to all of them yet. I will though, I promise.
Some things have changed for me recently - I'm suddenly dealing with so much more and this whole situation has become much more complicated for me. I'm too exhausted to write about it now - or really even fully process it for that matter. I'll try to write about it in the days to come.
But for now, an update on today's appointment with our RE.
First, I have to say how much I love my husband. I'm so thankful that he's my partner through all of this. I really can't imagine what it would be like if he weren't exactly who he is - loving, supportive, patient, open, levelheaded, hopeful, and so many more things - I could go on all night. But enough about that, for now anyway.
Our doctor is fantastic. He's a wonderful, kind, sensitive man, and he spent nearly an hour talking with us about what comes next. We talked about what has been happening over the past few months. I think we're all feeling pretty confused about what exactly is going on in my body. It's just not clear whether or not I'm getting pregnant and have extremely early losses or if I'm just not getting pregnant at all. So, we came up with a plan. Here it is:
1) Check my thyroid
2) Order a really expensive blood panel from this fancy lab in Boston to check my anticardiolipin levels and a few other things that I was too foggy headed to write down. The blood was drawn today, and hopefully we'll have results next week.
4) Check John's sperm count (after ovulation)
5) If we don't get pregnant this month, he would like to perform a laproscopic surgery to check for endometriosis. He'll also do a repeat HSG, which he said I could do under anesthesia. I'm not really sure how that would work, but I'm guessing it's possible.
The endometriosis is something we talked about when we first started seeing him, but we never looked into it further because it didn't seem to be causing any problems for me getting pregnant.
He was concerned that my periods have been so light lately, but he also measured my lining during my last post-coital test, and it was at 9 mm, which he thought was very good.
So that's where we'll start (again).
I'm exhausted, and I'm off to bed.
ps - Some of you have suggested other tests. We have had a genetic karyotyping done for both John and I, which came back normal. I am a carrier for cystic fibrosis, but John is not, so that shouldn't be an issue. Nothing else abnormal showed up in that test.