Introduction: Overcoming infertility and controling pcos.. the beginning.

I will call this my introduction:

I am a 27 year old housewife living with pcos. My husband and I have been together 9 years and married 6. Though we only have really just decided to ttc this year because we were never in a hurry to have children, we like our freedom and wanted to enjoy it as long as possible. It all really only began this Feb. 2014. I had been suffering from a year long bleeding cycle. Horrible pain, nausea and bleeding for an entire year. However, I had no insurance so I just dealt with it the best way possible.  Before long though it got too much to bear. 

Finally in Feb. I was diagnosed with PCOS. I learned all my symptoms were connected. The facial hair, the irregular cycles, the pains... I also learned I had a cyst on my left ovary. (for a small backstory, in 2006 I also had some pre cancerous cells removed from my cervix as well). It was then I started researching pcos and ways to control the disease. 

It was then I started taking better care of myself. I lost 20 lbs just by cutting soda and white breads and grains and eating more wheat bread and veggies and before I knew it 20lbs was gone. I still have a long way to go but it is a start. 

That brings me to July (2014). I had found a new doctor (which is how our ttc journey began because we figured out our chances and time were running out) (also learned my husband had low count as well) with new insurance and had two ultrasounds to keep track of cysts and it turned out that my one cyst in just a few weeks had grown into more and my doctor scheduled surgery. 

On July 28, 2014 I went into my very first surgery around 12:30 pm. I woke up around 4 hours later. I had learned it was a lot worse than suspected. I lost my right ovary because it was so far gone. I had endometriosis removed from my uterus and had many cysts popped on my left ovary. 

It's amazing how fast this disease can overtake your body. 

To conclude the beginning of my story for the next 3 months I am on provera (which is so much better for pcos than bc btw) and hopefully our journey will continue. 

here are the supplements I take right now:

Prenatals, magnesium, potassium, fiber, calcium. (also iron when i have prenatal gummies from cvs because they are iron free)

I will continue to try and post tips for pcos and infertility so keep an eye out. 

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