The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 7

Meeting a new doctor is always uncomfortable when you suffer from anxiety. You're afraid to say the wrong thing. You're afraid one misstep and you end up spilling your guts all over the place. At least, it's like that for me. On the flip side, after being brushed off by three other doctors, I was… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 7

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 6

Back to square one. Or two, if you want to count learning why I'm infertile as square one. Nonetheless, I was no closer to being a mother than I was a year prior to this. It's now October 2016. At this point I was refusing to go down quietly without a fight in my battle… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 6

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 5

A week goes by and I realize I hadn't gotten the results from my pap. I'd never dealt with an abnormal one, so I thought nothing of it. I decided to call just to be certain. "Doctor would like you to come in for a cervical biopsy because your test was abnormal." Full stop. What… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 5

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 3

Trigger warning: Infertility, cycle failure Next was the sonohysterogram. Although similar to the HSG, this was much milder. The goal of this test was to determine if my uterus was normal by injecting saline into the uterus and performing an ultrasound. Much to my relief, the test was mild and showed no abnormalities. At least I… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 3

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 2

Trigger warning: Infertility It's now November 2015. My OB-GYN in all of her cluelessness, refers me to a fertility specialist. Five minutes with this man and he says "You're a textbook case of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)." I beg your pardon? He went on to explain that I don't make the proper hormones, nor quantity, and I don't… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 2