Sunday, May 17, 2009
Who knew eggs were so important?
When I got pregnant with my girls, I didn't take any fertility treatment. I got them natural & by surprise! But after I had them I got Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Which basically means, my ovaries produce cysts, instead of eggs. So I can have a lot of little cysts, one time I had between 40-60 cysts on each ovary. Both my sisters, & one of my close friends have the same issue. It is a lot more common then you would think & the cysts are treatable, with birth control. But that doesn't mix well with getting pregnant.
For the past few months we have been doing Clomid, a fertility drug. The first round I took half a pill for 5 days, and got 2 eggs! My older sister, and one of my friends take 4-5 pills a day for 5 days & get 1 egg, maybe 2. I did end up getting pregnant that first round, but it didn't stick. Which was a blessing in disguise since I had some gall bladder surgery a few weeks later :) We did our second round this month, and tomorrow I have a doctors appointment to check and see if my broken ovaries made any eggs. I am praying that I don't have more than 2 eggs, and at the same time praying I have at least one!
I just thought I would "blog" this down to get it off my chest. It is so much harder to get pregnant then I ever imagined! To much stress! Everyone wish me luck :)