I was dx with PCOS in 1995. I have been married for 13 years to a wonderful man.
He has endured much pain and done the same as the rest of the men that end up with us “special” people. God was and is still good to me for giving me such a patient person. We have 2 adopted children-a son from Russia (1999) and a daughter from Vietnam (2007).
We are fortunate in that we do have children but God made our bodies to perform a function that we want to carry out. He made us curious enough to investigate and smart enough to TRY every last avenue and still not give in. I am 36 years old and as 40 approaches I have been overcome with the desire to “TRY AGAIN”!!! I never had a period until I was 16 years old and I had this because a family doctor started me on bcp.
After my blood pressure increased at 21 yrs old I was taken off of that. Periods were gone. Then at 21 or 22 years old I was dx with PCOS. I was instantly started on Metformin and could not tolerate the gastro part at that time. I stopped taking it before it even made my periods start.
I then started on provera and had a cycle and started Clomid. I took clomid several times and never any follicles. I then started injectables and still no follies. I went in for ovarian drilling but my doc took me off of my metformin that I had started back because he wanted to see if my system would “restart.” HA HA!!! Joke, I recv’d no benefit from the drilling just a deductible from my insurance that I had to pay. Anyway, we traveled to Nashville TN to a University for embryo adoption.
We did this twice and first time was a m/c and second time was a chemical pregnancy. We then decided to do foreign adoption once again because we knew we wouldn’t be empty handed once again. So from Russia to Tennessee to Vietnam we do have 2 miracles. I have to believe that my infertility is a blessing in itself because I can not imagine life without our two children. I do feel (if you are listening God) that I have, as well as most of us, had a work out and its time to let our bodies do what they are designed to do.
This is my prayer. May God add life to all of our bare wombs!!!! Thanks for reading.
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