Saturday, December 29, 2012

Infertility Testing

Daniel and I have been trying to have a baby since July. With each month, my cycles are getting longer and longer and now it is evident that I am not ovulating. I went to my gynecologist yesterday and she is almost certain that I have PCOS. We have talked about that possibility in the past due to my crazy, irregular periods. I am now having to do fertility testing to find out exactly what is going on with me. Yesterday, I had the blood work done to check my hormone levels. From what I have read, PCOS is caused by too much testosterone. I'm in the process of scheduling a hysterosalpinggogram (HSG). This test scares me. They inject iodine into my uterus to see if my fallopian tubes are block. I'm worried about how much this is going to hurt.

Daniel has to do a semen analysis. He did one over the summer when he was being tested for low testosterone. His primary put him on Androgel but when he went for a 2nd opinion at a urologist, he retested him. There was nothing wrong with his testosterone and the Androgel was killing off his of the many side effects of the medicine. Daniel is nervous about the test due to performance anxiety last time and he is also worried about the results. I told him that if I have to get iodine shot up into my uterus, he can go take care of himself for a test LOL. He actually has been a big support through all this. 

I am trying not to get discouraged about the idea of infertility. No woman ever imagines having to do fertility treatments in order to have a baby. It is one of the many roles God has designed women to do. "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart" Psalm 37:4. To conceive a child is the desire of my heart and I need to trust fully in the Lord that He will provide this. In His timing and through His will. It is easy to say and pray but the pain and worry is still there. 


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