Post # 1
Sorry for this post but I feel very frustrated.
I have only been TTC since Feb/March, but I am facing a lot of roadblocks.
I came off BCP in February and since then things have been rather difficult.
In July I went to a fertility clinic and they discovered a large cyst on my right ovary. Went for an MRI and was referred to a cancer centre to see an oncologist.
The oncologist initially thought upon an exam that there was no ovarian cyst and that I had a peritoneal inclusion from previous abdominal surgery as a child. Her team is reviewing my MRI (since August) and my appointment is next Friday to discuss their plan.
Through bloodwork, it was discovered that I have hypothyroidism. I do feel slightly better with the thyroid medication.
Also, my prolactin level is quite high (95 but has been as high as 132) from medication I take.
The fertility clinic does not think I am ovulating on my own.
I am frustrated and afraid that I may have to have surgery to remove the supposed cyst. My psychiatrist told me that even if I have the surgery I still may not get pregnant because of my hormones levels and I am not ovulating on my own.
I am really nervous about my follow up appointment with the oncologist.
I just want to have a normal TTC journey.
Why do things have to be so difficult?
I never imagined there could be so many roadblocks to TTC.
Sorry for this pity party post, I am just so frustrated and sad 🙁
Post # 2
weightwatchers152: I’m sorry this hasn’t been an easy journey for you ((hugs)). Hoping your appointment with the oncologist gets you some answers and that your journey gets easier from here on out. Good luck.
Post # 3
weightwatchers152: Hugs, Hugs, Hugs. I’m so sorry this has been a difficult journey for you. Please know you still have so many options and treatments available to you and the odds are in your favor! I will be thinking of you.
Post # 4
You have a lot of things working against you… but look at what you have working FOR you…
– You have been able to get access to a variety of specialists very quickly
– You have already had lots of tests done
– You already have a tentative diagnosis/diagnoses
– You already have treatment options
Knowledge really is power… I think it’s really better to know what is wrong rather than to move forward blindly. It probably seems like you’ve been TTC for a long time, with all these problems, but you really are streets ahead of some of the ladies here. Take courage! Modern medicine is amazing, and you will have treatment options.
Post # 5
leahdany: HaaaveYouMetTed: Thank you both! 🙂
KinkyOrange: You make some good points. You are right, the glass is half full! Thank you for your insight. 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Sometimes a pity party helps. Just be careful to not go too far down that hole because it can be hard to pull yourself back out. When we found ourselves getting woe-is-me about the whole thing, we would try to turn it around. “Why not us? We’re a strong couple and we can overcome anything. These struggles will only bring us closer together as a couple. And these struggles will only help us appreciate our eventual pregnancy and child even more because we will know how hard we worked to make it all happen.” I am sure that sounds very hokey, but being able to turn it around and piut a positive spin on things made the entire situation much more bearable.
Post # 7
lovekiss: That is a good attitude to have, looking at the positive in the situation! Darling Husband and I are definetely much closer in our relationship, communication, etc. You are right we will appreciate it so much more and only we will know how much we had to go through. Thank you for sharing your insight.