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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Journey Continues

Happy Wednesday to all! So on my last post I talked about my wonderful wedding that happened 3 years ago. Today I was having a hard time trying to think about what to type. Then, I remembered that I haven't told you why it is hard for me to conceive. I have PCOS. It sucks. Like really really really sucks.

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is an endocrine disorder found in women. They call it the "silent killer" because a lot of women do not know they have it. What this evil disease cause is a high chance of women getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and high cholesterol. What causes fertility issues is that most women will have irregular menstrual cycles (9 or less menstrual cycles a year) and many cysts in the ovaries,  which causes hormone imbalances. Hormonal imbalances causes women to not ovulate at all or ovulate very little. It also causes excess or unwanted body or facial hair growth.
PCOS is an evil disease that a lot of women have but most do not know they have it. I've had PCOS since I was 16 yrs old, but I didn't know I had it until 3 years ago. After a year of my hubs and I trying for a baby and having a miscarriage at 6 weeks, my OB/GYN said she couldn't help me and recommended me to her fertility doctor that helped her get pregnant. It's been 2 years since I started seeing my fertility doctor, Dr. Griffith.
 
    -If you are having fertility problems after 1 year of trying and you live in the Houston area, I suggest Houston Fertility Institute and recommend seeing Dr. Jason Griffith. He is amazing and hasn't given up on us.-

Dr Griffith is an amazing doctor and didn't/hasn't quit on us. Other doctor's would give up on us or would keep giving me higher dosage of clomid to try to help me ovulate. Actually, my last doctor gave me 6 rounds of clomid. The 6th round I got really sick from taking them. It was a higher dosage and my body just couldn't take such high dosage. J didn't like that they were making me sick and we both agreed that I would stop taking them. I didn't care. I just wanted a baby and I didn't care that it would cause me pain and sickness to have one. I ended up not taking the rest of the pills. That's when I decided to switch to my current OB/GYN. Best decision ever! She's amazing and listens to my opinions.

Here's a picture of my two fur babies. Aren't they cute?
                                   
I hope all of that information wasn't too boring. I promise I won't have too many boring posts in the future! Thanks for stopping by. Don't be shy, leave a comment and let me know if there's anything you would like to read more of. God bless!


-Mrs B

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6 comments:

  1. You are so brave to share your journey! Hang in there!

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  2. I love following your insta and now your blog! I love everything you post and the way you represent life full of hope and ambition! I truly wish you the best and send positive vibes your way! For some reason every time I see your stuff you make me feel so happy inside! Thank you!

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    1. Oh thank you so much hun! I'm glad that you enjoy my posts :) Aww! You are just so kind!!!! No, thank you for following me in my journey. People like yourself keep me wanting to write more about my life experiences. Take care!

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  3. I'm Sonia Castellanos btw :) lol idk why my name doesn't show :/

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    1. Oh haha! So weird, I'm not sure why :)

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