Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Tiny dots all over!!
Today was our first appointment with the RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist) and we got better news than I had anticipated! I thought sure they would tell me oh sorry no babies for you, but that wasn't the case! I was Dx (diagnosed) with PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. For those of you who don't know, basically this mean I have plenty of Folicles/eggs I just don't ovulate correctly! A normal woman's Sonogram of their ovaries should show about 3-5 black dots (eggs) mine had about 10 or more on each ovary! I return to the RE in 2 weeks to have an HSG (a fancy sonogram where there shoot saline into your uterus and tubes to make sure everything is clear), Tim has is analysis and b/w and assuming all is fine with that we have a plan! The RE wants me to lose 30lbs before initiating ovulation (must be lower than 40 BMI and I am at 42.. YIKES)! So I am on a 2-3 month diet, once I lose the weight we will begin Clomid, a drug to induce ovulation. The RE is pretty confident that once I begin ovulating it should happen within 3 cycles! I am so happy and have gotta such positive feedback that I am going to try and stay optimistic about our other testing and hopefully this PCOS will be our only obstacle! Keep us in your thoughts and prayers, our journey isn't over yet!