My Reasons

My Reasons

This Is Where It All Begins

This Is Where It All Begins

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

diagnosed.

 After almost a month of blood test, exams, Dr. visits, and ultrasounds, I finally got a diagnosis yesterday, sort of.

I learned that there are 2 separate things going on in this body of mine.

#1  My estrogen is low.  It is so low that my body cannot ovulate on it's own, and I have nasty symptoms.
The reason for this is unknown, but over the past month, the doctor has ruled out anything major, like cancer and other serious diseases. 

#2  I have PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome).  Direct medical translation:  Many cysts on the ovaries.  The ultrasound showed a clear picture of this and the doctor seemed convinced.

Supposedly, these two things are unrelated, but between the two of them, they are reeking havoc on me with various symptoms.  So fun.  The symptoms from either of them are less than desirable, but add them together, and it's a party.

The doctor put me on some medicine this week to see if, with medical intervention, we could make my body fertile again.  I have been crossing my fingers all week.

The doc did an ultrasound yesterday, and the medicine worked! I am so incredibly happy and relieved.

These two things I have, are not the type of things that just go away.  In fact, from what I have researched, they just get worse over time, but I am so happy that we discovered them early enough, that with medical help, I may still have a chance to bring our last baby into the world.

After that, I may just ask the doctor to remove it all, and be done with it.  :)  Doesn't that sound nice!

4 comments:

Heather said...

Such good news! And so happy that the meds worked for you! It's always frustrating when our bodies don't work as they should. Thanks heavens for great docs, modern day medicine and of course help from above :)

The Maughan-sters said...

I'm so glad u finally have something to work with!!! Good luck with your last little one in the future. you are an awesome momma!

erin d. said...

Answer to prayers and righteous desires. That's the best bad news I have heard today ;)

Colleen said...

I'm glad you have some answers, and that there is hope for another baby! What blessings!