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Tamara's Story
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 and financially.

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 on clomid.

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 indeed blocked.

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 cycle.

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.

 

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