Posted Dec 20, 2005
My husband and I have been married for
a little over 8 years. Our journey to have a child of
our own has been a verry long haul - mentally, physically
I guess I knew early on that having a
baby was going to be difficult, I started my menstral
cycle at the age of 11 and I bled for 30 days, My mom
took me to see the doctor and at the age of 11 I was
put on birth control pills. I was only on the bc's (birth
control pills) for 2 months and had to be taken off
of them. Needless to say, I didn't have another menstrual
cycle on my own until I was 16 years old.
When I was 18 I was diagnosed with P.C.O.S.
(Polycystic ovarian syndrome) I was put back on birth
control pills to regulate my periods. I was on birth
control pills for almost a year. In may of '97 I met
the man of my dreams. I told him that I thought it was
going to be hard for me to have children if not impossible.
He told me that he wanted children,but he couldn't see
himself spending the rest of his life without me, so
in Oct. '97 we got married.
After a year of trying to conceive we
went to countless infertility doctors who just seemed
to give us the run around. They seemed to have no answers.
All they were doing was lining their own pockets with
our money. I was told that my weight was playing a big
part in why we were not getting pregnant and that was
why I wasn't having regular periods. So, I went from
a size 22 to a size 14, which was not easy, due to being
I had two HSG's
done, the first in 2000 - the doctor who did that one
said my tubes were not blocked. Then, in 2003 I was
seeing a different doctor, because I was having really
bad pains on my right side. It turned out to be a 10cm
cyst that crushed my ovary, so I had surgery to have
the ovary removed and the doctor ran another HSG while
I was in surgery. His diagnosis was that my tubes were
By this time, my husband and I were so
frustrated that I told him, "Let's put this off
for a while...", so we did until this year (2005).
I went to a different doctor praying we weren't going
to get another doctor that was going to give us no answers.
Well I went to the Dr's appointment and he made me an
appointment to have another HSG done & the test
revealed that my tubes were blocked. He told me that
he wasn't God, that he was only a physcian, but he thought
he could fix the tubes, so I had surgery done Nov.18th
2005. He told us that he fixed the left fallopian tube
but that he had to remove the right fallopian tube,
and he said he had to remove some cyst on the right
tube and he did another procedure called ovarian drilling,
He said hopefully this will fix everything,I should
be able to ovulate on my own and hopefully have a menstrual
We're now playing another waiting game.
I know that the odds are stacked against us due to only
having 1 ovary and 1 fallopian tube, But God has brought
us this far. I know and have faith that he will see
us through, I know that we might be jumping the gun
but we have names already picked out, If it's a boy
his name will be Chance because of all the chances it
took to get him here and if it's a girl her name Heleena
Rain which means light from above, because God is our
light through this dark tunnel of infertility.