Yes, Dr. Daly is the best fertility specialist ever! Not because he was successful in getting me pregnant, he was not, but not from lack of expertise, but because... I changed my mind against IVF. So how can I call him the best fertility specialist? Because he healed me, he found things wrong with me no other doctor could.
Back up 6 years from when I first met him, actually how about a little further. When I was 17, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. None of my friends knew, but I was secretly heading to the bathroom to vomit several times a day, yet never going home sick from school. I told my friends I had ulcerative colitis, but it would be several years before they realized the impact of the disease.
Three and a half years later, my illness had worsened to the point that I literally never had a day where I was one hundred percent healthy. It led to embarrassing moments, the ultimate embarrassment was the first week at college and would impact my relationship with my freshman roommates. I'll share that story sometime, for now, what you need to know is that this disease led me straight to the hospital.
I was very driven, I wanted to get straight A's at school. I did too! I was a junior at this point and I was running a daily fever. It was nothing for me to be 101 degrees, I was tired, I was vomiting, I was sick. My friend Erica, and roommate, would lecture me about going to see the doctor. I thought I knew I could handle it.
Obviously, I couldn't.
Halfway through the semester, I left to go to the hospital. The doctor said, one week of IV steroids, and you'll be out. Three weeks later, they would be doing surgery. A surgery that would change my life.... for the better. Unfortunately, this surgery may be one of the key reasons, I could not get pregnant.
Over the next 7 years I would go in and out of the hospital for surgeries. Some would be to remove scar tissue, others an abscess or two, and then finally a tubal ligation. The short story is that Dr Daly was amazing. He found a long hidden abscess that originated on that very first surgery. This abscess affected my uterus. Once removed, I could do in vitro. Once removed, I was no longer in daily pain, I was no longer having tremendously heavy periods, I was no longer sick daily. No one else could find this, despite several doctors having done previous surgeries. Dr. Daly found this. I will be forever grateful to him.
During this discovery, he was forced to remove my fallopian tubes, because they were covered in scar tissue. So much so, that they only could remove a portion of them, because it would affect the ovary if they attempted to remove the whole thing.
It was at this point, we decided to go forth and continue pursuing in vitro. The problem was, my body was not yet ready for it. The surgery took place at the beginning of March of 2007, it was November when the doctor said, "We will be able to do it, by the first of the year."
Throughout this time, I had realized, I didn't want to do in vitro, my husband did. He told me the most compelling argument and that was, "I will always wonder what if, if we don't." I realized that since I was not against IVF, I should go forth and tr it. I had spent the several months we were pursuing this option praying about adoption, because that is exactly what I wanted. I sincerely believe that his desire towards IVF was from God. If he had not wanted to pursue IVF, we would not have met Dr. Daly, I would not have been healed. We needed his desire towards this option, otherwise I would still be in chronic pain today. I am so thankful Kevin wanted to try this opinion.
In November, I came home to tell Kevin that the doctor gave his okay to start IVF, before I could tell him, he said what I always wanted to hear, "I think we should adopt." This would change our lives forever
This Christian mom is far from perfect, but continually strives to grow and develop. She is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction and focuses a lot on personal growth. She loves to share what she has learned through her studies and her own failures, as well as walks alongside other mothers as they learn together the ins and outs of parenting.