I am 35 yrs old. 15 years ago I married my high school sweet-heart and we had (2) children right away....we were still kids ourselves. The boys are great, healthy kids & had no problems getting pregnant with them.
After my 2nd child was born I had bleeding for 8 yrs, really! To some degree or another I had bleeding. I never could chart a period b/c I just had a "constant" flow. After my husband had a vasectomy I decided to go with my doctors advice and have the Novasure ablation done to my uterus to control the bleeding. It worked great! No more bleeding. Hardly even a spot every now & then, its been 3 yrs since the ablation.
In the mean time....my husband divorced me. I have since moved on & am with a great man who is a bit younger than I am and has no children, We would both like to have a child together.
After a year of "wondering" if I could even get pregnant more or less carry a child to term I finally got up enough courage to make the appointment to go see a fertility specialists. (I did discuss this with my GYN and she slammed the door in my face on even the thought....I was discouraged but knew I was the only to blame for my decision to have the ablation). I googled a RE specialists, jumped thru the insurance hoops and finally my appointment day came. I was nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof. I almost canceled....I kept thinking she would just say....your broken....you had the ablation & so deal with it....your broken! I was so ready to cry before I even saw the doctor. Much to my suprise she was very kind, very understanding...cant promise sucsess but will re-seach my hormones & look at my uterus and see if its do able! Thats all I wanted....was HOPE.
Here is the kicker: She was very concerned that for 3 yrs I've been taking spironolactone 50mg for acne. She says #1 that would be horrible if I was pregnant now while taking that b/c there are huge health risks to baby. #2 she says that spironolactone messes up your hormones and can cause irregular to absent periods. I am so glad she told me. That medication went out the window this morning! Not taking that anymore.
Next step is to wait 3 weeks til all medication is out of my system then return for blood tests each week for the next 4 weeks striaght to see if I ovulate on my own anymore.....I have no idea b/c I never see a period so I have nothing to chart off of. After that I also am having a saline ultrasound to take a look at my uterus lining. I already know that if there is no lining....there is no place to implant and hold on for the entire pregnancy. I have never prayed for thick linning but I am now. Also she said she can down the road after these test give me estrogen & progestern to try and build up the lining and start a period flow.
The reason I am sharing this is b/c I have been hurting inside and dealing with this situation for over a year now and even after 1 closed door I still felt drawn to look deeper and I am so blessed to have found a doctor that will at least take a look. I know she cant fix me....but will at least take a look.
Hope gives you courage to persue your dreams......
Just wanted to say 'THANK-YOU!!!...For sharing your story of 'HOPE' and to let you know that 'ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE'...Through our Faith in God! He will always 'BLESS' you with what you need and desire:)
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