Monday, March 5, 2012

Kindly Remove Your Wand

It's time for the next step in our new journey to have baby #2.  If you haven't read the first couple of novels about this you can see here and here ...go ahead, I'll wait...........ok so you read them and you're back now right?!  Good.

So, last week at my first appointment the RE pretty much guaranteed that I have PCOS (PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome) so to confirm that diagnosis I have to undergo a bit of testing.  First step being a crap ton of blood work. Yeah, I love being a human pin-cushion!  Yay!  I have a history of being hard to get a good vein for blood draws so hopefully they know what they are doing and don't have to poke me too many times.  The second and uber fun test is a vaginal ultrasound.  Yeah, that's fun.  Basically they need to view my ovaries to see size, shape and if there are cysts on them and the best way to do that is through the vaginal ultrasound.

While I am getting poked and prodded by something akin to one of E.T.'s fingers, my wonderful hubby will be doing his part by making a 'deposit' for a semen analysis.  bahahahahahah yes I am an immature woman who wants to die laughing every time I think about what hubby has to do in this whole process.  It's the least he can do, after all I have to do every other damn thing.

Once the ultrasound, blood work and semen analysis are done, we can move on to the medications.  For me that will mean Metformin to treat the PCOS.  The hope is that the PCOS will be easy to treat with diet, exercise and medication and that will cause my body to start regulating itself which will also help me to lose the 30-40 lbs the doctor has said I need to drop before the fertility meds in a couple of months.

I'm hoping that by documenting my journey through all of this that I will be able to process my feelings easier so I'm not keeping things bottled up and not dealing with them.  I hope you will humor me as I go through this journey and please, if anyone has been through this and has some words of advice please share if you can!


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