J pouch and infertility journey

Hello everyone,

I just need a place to vent. I have suffered with ulcerative colitis between the ages of 13 to 18, the disease never going into remission for more than 6 months. I have had my j pouch for 11 years, one bout of pouchitis, and I have honestly forgotten I have had a disease or the trauma of going through surgery until now. 

My husband and I have been trying to conceive for the past year, without any success. Me not even realising that my surgery in the past could be the underlying problem. We have been to the fertility specialist who recommended ivf as the best route for us to try. Has anyone tried iui and have had a successful outcome?

Another hurdle, I herniated and now have an incisional hernia that needs to be repaired, healed before I can even start my journey of having a little baby.

I probably sound like I am throwing a pity party, but does it get any easier. Not once have I thought I might have fertility problems. I thought the biggest hurdle has been crossed. 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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