So I just have to get this out. I have blabbered my mouth already to a number of people about how I am trying to get pregnant so I figure I'll answer the question to people that are wondering whether I am or what. Well I am not. I know that talking about this very thing is a thing you are supposed to "keep to yourself". I've never considered myself to follow a lot of social "rules". So screw it. haha I will tell you all about my uterus woes. Warning:TMI ahead.
So at the end of August I had this feeling to take out my nuvaring because I had a feeling that I needed to. Didn't know why but just felt the need to. We were still not trying to get pregnant yet and using protection but I just wanted to regulate my periods.
I got a "period" a few weeks later. Then after that nothing for about 6 weeks. Then it was just spotting off and on every week or every couple weeks. This has continued pretty much until now. After a few months of not getting periods we just decided to forgoe all birth control and just let things happen. I got an ultrasound at the beginning of December to check for cysts or abnormal uterine lining. Everything was normal. He did a blood labs to see if there were any issues. Everything was normal. I went the whole month of December with no spotting or anything followed by a normal heavy flow period on New Years Day. I figured it was FINALLY regulating. Well I was wrong. A couple weeks later that mean old spotting came back followed by it a couple weeks later.
Soooo. I was fed up with it. I scheduled an appt with Dr. Chaulmers today. Luckily he had a cancelation today. He is a busy busy guy and it usually takes weeks to get into him. Yes...he is THAT good. :D
He was AWESOME! So I brought him a calender of everything that has been going on in the last 6 months. He and I came to the hypothesis that I am just not ovulating. No ovulation=no chance of concieving. Fun Fun! SO he gave me 3 options. 1. Go back on birth control to regulate my periods (yeah right I am never going on that crap again) 2. Go on provera which will force my period to come and hopefully trick my body into finally ovulating again. On cycle day 21-24 come to his office and get labs done to confirm that I ovulated. If not we will do another round of it. 3. Go on clomid which will trigger my body to produce eggs and ovulate. I was not fond of this because I don't want to take fertility drugs unless I absolutely have to. Plus taking clomid you have an 8% chance of having twins. Well lets face it....I don't do so well with "rare" percentages. He and I agreed that if I were to get pregnant with multiples it would be a hard most likely short pregnancy AGAIN. So he said we won't worry about that until we have to.
So we decided on option number 2. I feel good about it but at the same time its frustrating that I have to go through this. He thinks the reason my body isn't regulating is because I have lost a big chunk of weight and he's like "lets face it you look skinny" (awww thanks! :D) so he feels that could have contributed to it. We are also going to check my progesterone levels as well. I guess this shouldn't all surprise me though. My uterus is a bitter old woman. I can't wait to get my hands on her and burn her in a bonfire. :D (You think I'm kidding.....) haha!
SO Dr. Chaulmers thinks that I have a temporary fertility issue but will eventually get pregnant. It may just take awhile. I have a weight lifted off my shoulders and know that our family will be extended when Heavenly Father decides to send us one. Until then I am going to do everything in my power to make that possible. I know I don't have any significant fertilty problem but my heart goes out to those that do. How frustrating of a journey that must be! Props to you guys!!!