- Miss Grape
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Let me give you a short back story.
When I was 16 I was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor. This tumor secretes prolactin, the hormone that controls breast milk production, and inhibits estrogen. I was told it may be very difficult for me to conceive in the future. After success with drug therapy, I now have normal periods and things are looking up! But being 16, most people my age were worrying about preventing pregnancy, and I was hoping I would someday be able to have kids, and that is what I have wanted most ever since.
Fast forward 5 and a half years.
I am now 21 going on 22. I have been with my fiancé for almost 6 years and we are getting married in June of 2013. For some reason ALL I can think about is when I can TTC. I am more excited about trying to have a baby than our wedding! I keep thinking, “Maternity gowns are cute!” and otherwise torturing myself by walking down the baby aisle at the store or flipping through the parenting magazines when I really went to pick up a Cosmo. I want nothing morethan to be a mom, but I know it would be responsible to wait one more year before TTC.
I want to be a younger mom because I am not sure how fertile I am due to my medical issues. I don’t want to wait until my 30s and then find out I can’t. The diagnosis of my condition and the possible infertility devastated my family and I at the young age of 16.
I know I sound like a nut, but anyone else going through this? How are you coping? I am on the verge of throwing caution to the wind and letting nature take its course. I am having such a hard time waiting! Many of my high school friends are pregnant or have young children, and I cannot help but be severely jealous.
Please help! I need some advice in coping or at least the reassurance that I am not alone! Thanks!