It’s been a long time since my last blog, a little over 4 months to be exact. Things have really changed in my life. One of them is pretty major. I began to see a new doctor months ago. This doctor looked at me as a human being, a woman who wanted to have a child, and he told me that he would give me what I wanted. He never once mentioned my weight or the fact that I have PCOS. It was so refreshing. My previous doctors acted as though I didn’t know that I was morbidly obese and need to lose weight. That can’t be the only reason that I have been having problems conceiving. I see women who are significantly heavier than I am who have children with no issues. When you don’t look like people, sometimes they seem to dismiss you as insignificant.
My new doctor had a plan of action for what he wanted us to do. He did a somewhat painful test to check for blockage in my fallopian tubes. There was no blockage, but he said that even if there was some mild blockage, the test would have gotten rid of it, and that would significantly increase my chances of conception. He put me on birth control for 2 or 3 months. After that, I started clomid. I believe it was just 50mg. I took a pregnancy test in the wee hours of the morning of September 22nd. There were two lines meaning it was positive!!! I began to cry because I had taken so many pregnancy tests before that were negative. No matter what, there would only be that one line staring back at me. This was such a big shock. I will say that my new doctor gave me hope on the first day that I met with him. It wasn’t a question of if I got pregnant, but when. I wanted to tell the whole world as soon as I found out, but I only told my immediate family and a few close friends. A few weeks ago, I finally told people on Facebook and at my job. Now I am finally getting around to talking about it on here. As of today I am 15 weeks. I will be 16 weeks on Tuesday. I have my next appointment on Friday. I hope that I get an ultrasound done on that day. My first appointment, all they gave me was one ultrasound picture. On my second appointment there was no ultrasound, but I got to hear my baby’s heartbeat with the doppler. I think I will get the 2D ultrasound done at 18 weeks just so that I will have something.
If you have PCOS and think that you cannot conceive, maybe it’s the treatment that you are receiving. I have been through a few doctors and my current doctor was sent to me by God. Don’t give up hope.
Until next time,