*Disclaimer: I’m told that I have a tendency to be a bit dramatic, so apologies in advance…
Yesterday I went to the doctor to get the test results for blood work and a sonogram that a did last week. Well after speaking with my doctor I am convinced that my body ferociously is working against me!
All my life I knew I wanted to be a mom. I’m just that kind of person – the motherly type – and now that I’m married and we are planning on buying a house soon I’ve been ready to fill that (soon-to-be) home with the pitter-patters of children. After speaking to my doctor yesterday the sounds of the pitter-patters that I once heard so clearly in my mind are fading.
My blood results showed what I already knew: I’m fat and I need to get healthy! My cholesterol levels (the bad kind) were high, I’m vitamin D deficient, and my hemoglobin levels were on the higher end. No worries though, operation get healthy for 2013 is in full effect. I’m already down 2lbs. (I’ll be doing blogs about my weight loss journey soon.)
The sonogram showed that I have multiple small cysts on my cervix and on both ovaries. The largest cyst on my left ovary measures 2 cm in dimension and 3 cm on the right. I’m okay with these results because it’s consistent for someone with PCOS and because before my cyst removal surgery in 2011 my largest cysts were 7 cm and 9 cm.
On to the not so good news – The sonogram also showed that I have fluid in my Fallopian tubes. What that means, for those of you reading who don’t know, is that there is a blockage preventing my eggs from travelling down and my husband’s sperm from travelling up. So, yes, in addition to having PCOS (which causes infertility) I now know that I have a blockage in my tubes (which causes infertility). Thanks for the lemons, Life!
Crawl into bed with Leo (my dog) and cry. Just kidding. Not really. Well kind of. My real solution is to take a break from TTC while I focus on getting healthy. I’m seeing this holistic doctor who recommended some supplements for me to take to get my hormones balanced and my body healthy. I will be taking:
Ortho Molecular, Vitamin D3 50,000 IU
Ortho Molecular, CM Core
Ortho Molecular, Balance
Designs for Health, PaleoGreens powder
If anyone has tried any of these supplements, please give me some feedback on it. I’m curious to know if it’s worth it. I’m going to try this regime for 6 months and then re-evaluate things…IVF maybe? Who knows.
Thanks for reading! xoxo