Tuesday, March 2, 2010
..And another one bites the dust!
Good Morning and happy Tuesday to all! I am sad to report that the doctor recommended to me by a friend (doctor number 5) is in agreeance with all of the other doctors I have seen. I have POF and IVF with donor eggs is going to be my only option. Surprisingly enough, I didnt even get upset after he told me that. He did say that there is a small percentage of women whose cycles just start again out of nowhere, but it is a very small percentage and I may not want to wait around for the next 5 years to see if that happens. He compared my ovaries to a sputtering car. It starts when you turn the key and will get me to work but will it get me to Kansas (from Colorado)? probably not. I asked the doctor if it looks like I have any ovarian activity and he said that my estrogen levels are not consistent with my fsh levels and that the fact that I have cervical mucus and have had periods shows that someting is going on. He suggested I go to the reproductive endocrinologist to see if there are any therarpies they can do but he thinks IVF with donor eggs will be my only option. I have accepted that but I am not giving up hope yet. Once the reproductive endocrinologist says no then I will have excercised all my options and will make an appiontment to go back to the fertility specialist to start the IVF process. How I wish I could have monthly periods again! Seriously the feeling of having to change a tampon because I have such a heavy flow would be so great right now. I welcome it, please please come back! I took you for granted! I called the reproductive endocrinologist's office and they anticipate scheduling to start mid-march to the end of March so I will have my answer soon. I just dont get how my cycle could be perfectly normal 10 years ago when I went on the pill and now it is non-existent with no family history of this sort of thing. I am telling you people....this is because of my celiacs and because I was on the pill for so long. If you think about it, the combination doesnt sound good...an auto-immune diseanse and putting fake hormones in my body for 10 years. Why am I the only one who is thinking this though? Please period gods, bring back my aunt flow. she can even stay longer then her usual week visits the second time around. Enough of my babbling, while waiting to meet with doctor number 5, I read Conceive magazine and decided to join the site and read some news articles. There is some pretty intersting stuff on there today. There is an article about a woman who had her fertility restored by receiving an ovarian transplant. She has had two babies by receiving frozen ovarian tissue http://conceiveonline.com/fertility-news/ovarian-transplant/. There is also an article on natural light and your fertility. Suggests that our body's cycles/internal clocks are all based on light. Might be something to that?? Mentions statistics on women who slept with a 100 watt light bulb next to them at night were able to better regulate their cycles. I have tried just about everything...accupuncture, yoga, special fertility messages, fertility bracelet (yes I thought the stones in the bracelet were magic....and still do), so I guess I will look into the products they suggested in this article. I do work over 40 hours a week indoors...maybe I do some more light and vitamin d in my life. Here is the link to the site http://conceiveonline.com/fertility-health/light-and-fertility/. I am also going to see someone who can get rid of the negative charges in my body. A family friend suggested I try it and why not I have tried just about everything else right? Hope you find the articles interesting and my thoughts and prayers are with all you wonderful women going through your fertility problems..we will all get through this together.