Tuesday, January 15, 2013
After much discussion we have decided to move forward with the TAC. I am going between two surgeons for the surgery; Dr. Arthur Haney in Chicago, and Dr. George Davis near Philadelphia. I have contacted both physicians and will be consulting with both. My initial consultation with Dr. Haney is set for February 1st. I am still waiting to hear back from Dr. Davis for a consultation date. Although going to Dr. Davis would be more convenient as I could drive there with my husband, I am still leaning towards going with Dr. Haney as he was very helpful during this last pregnancy even though he wasn't able to treat me surgically. The issues are that I would have to fly out there for the surgery, fly home with a fresh incision, and my husband would not be able to go with me as he refuses to fly.
From what I understand, the procedure is pretty straightforward. I would fly out the day before the procedure for pre-op, stay overnight in the hospital after the procedure, and they fly home the day after discharge. Since the incision would be the same as a c-section scar, I would be out of work for up to 2 weeks (dependent on how I feel, could go back earlier if able). Once the TAC is placed, it is there for good and has no implications on future fertility treatments. The only downfall (if you want to call it that) is that I would require a c-section for future pregnancies and if you remember the nightmare that I went through with this last delivery (here) I actually see this as a positive thing!!