Thursday, April 7, 2011

Results - Finally

I feel like I've been waiting for this doctor's appointment for an eternity!

First the good news - my cyst has gone from being 2 inches to now being measured in millimeters. My doctor was extremely happy with the progress and that it is almost gone. Thank you all for your good thoughts and prayers!

The not-so-great news is that I do have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). I've always had a suspicion that I did, but none of my lab work showed it. The PCOS explains my non-existent periods, weight gain, and all those other fun side effects. The good news is that now that I know I'm able to do things that can help to control it (diet and medication).

So from here, my doctor told me to come in as soon as I've finished my pack of pills I'll go back in (so in about two weeks) and we'll start my new medication protocol, which will include Femara and an injectable medication. I'm nervous to be this gung-ho about it since I was really hoping that it would just "happen" but I already know that my body doesn't work the way I'd like it to. So as long as medication results in a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, I'm ok with it.

If anyone has any stories about their own PCOS experiences or can share any blogs I'd love to read them. Thank you all again for your support!


  1. I wish I had some advice or something helpful to tell you! Not that PCOS is "good news", at least to do know what you're dealing with now. Hopefully your new medications will straighten things out. I'm thinking about you!!

  2. Katherine,

    My sister has PCOS, was diagnosed as a young-twenty-something before she was even married. Her 2nd miracle baby is 2 weeks old. I'm telling you so you can have hope. =) I pray that you're holding your own miracle baby soon!


    PS If you'd ever like to talk to my sister, let me know. She is SO open about it and would be more than happy to talk to you!