Wednesday, October 16, 2013

First RE Appointment down...

How many more to go? ;)

Today was my very first meeting with our Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertility doctor)!!! As Josh (DH) and I made the 45 minute drive to Mobile, AL, I was SO NERVOUS! We arrived at The Center for Reproductive Medicine, signed in, and waited for the nurse to call my name. Let me just make it known that I hate waiting. I despise it. I LOATHE it! I won't lie, I'm an extremely impatient person. (Not a good trait to have while being infertile!) 

I feel as though God had to have been with us in that waiting room. As I felt myself starting to get frustrated because it was now 10:03 and my appointment was scheduled for 10:00, something in my head said "Hold up! You're original appointment here was supposed to be November 15th. A whole month away! You should feel lucky that this worked out; that someone cancelled so YOU could be seen sooner!" Just as I "shh'd" the impatient voices in my head, the nurse called us back. 

I had an opinion about the doctor before we even met him. I figured he would be just the same as any other doctor. I thought he would just talk a bunch of "medical terms" leaving us utterly confused and send us on our way. 

Boy was I wrong! He, in detail, explained how PCOS affects women. He let us know all of our treatment options. He even spoke directly to Josh so he understood what was going on. 

Here are the details of what's going to happen from here:
-In 2 weeks, I will be scheduled for a hysteroscopy (to remove my 18mm thick uterine lining) and a laparoscopy (to inject dye into my uterus and Fallopian tubes to make site everything is clear.)
-After the surgery, I will be placed on 150 mg of clomid. 
-I am also going to try and work on getting my health in tip top shape! I have always been a bit overweight. With PCOS it's very hard for women to lose weight. I plan on drastically changing my diet and adding in some exercise. I told my husband that I would rather make a few lifestyle tweaks, than have to take pills for the rest of my life. 

If I ovulate on my own by making these changes then we will go from there. If that doesn't work..I will take femara, then injectables, and so on. 

Oh, they also did some blood work. 
A beta (???), and prolactin test. I'm not quite sure why they did a beta. Just to check I guess? XxfingerscrossedxX 

I'm extremely excited and hopeful for our future. I don't feel confused or frustrated like I have been the last few months, and I believe the power of prayer and support from our family and friends have helped me with that. So I THANK YOU! :) 

I know God has already made our perfect rainbow baby. We are just fighting everyday for that precious miracle to be in our arms! 

I refuse to give up! 

<3 Melanie


  1. Oh that is so fabulous you have a plan! It feels so much better to have a plan and know where you are going!! You can do it! Little changes will make such a big impact!! Here with you every step of the way!! Xx

    1. Ahh! Thank you! That means so much to us :)

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  2. It's awesome to now have a plan and something to go by. It sounds like you had a great first experience with the RE. Wishing you lots of luck and sending prayers your way!


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