It’s way overdue, but when I had the chance to go to the OB/GYN a few weeks ago he had a lot to say. It was a new doctor, since the OB/GYN I usually go to you have to book like a month in advance, Abington Memorial Hospital! I only go there because they have my record and such, but since I’ve been traveling back and forth, I’ve been going to a bunch of new doctors, which kind of sucks. Anyways, so I went to this new doctor up in Jeanes Hospital, which isn’t too bad. The doctors are very friendly and he seemed to know what he was talking about. So I told him my situation and he ASSURED me that the cause of my irregular periods and subsequent anovulation is not due to my being on the PATCH for 5 years, and that it’s due to my body just changing. He ran some blood tests and some cultures and everything was NORMAL! Yet he did kind of confirm that since I’m so irregular, I am indeed, not ovulating, so my worst fear has been confirmed. After the visit, he gave me a referral to a Reproductive Endocrinologist who helped his daughter get pregnant.
Now I haven’t done much research into those kinds of doctors, but I’m fairly certain it’s going to cost a lot of money, which I’m dreading. And what sucks even more is that I am now back in Miami, which means I can’t even try to visit the guy until I come back to Philly in late August. TOTAL BUMMER! Sigh, I really try not to stress about it, I mean, maybe all the doctor needs to do is give me a couple doses of Clomid and I’ll be on my fertile way, but who knows now! There are so many thoughts going through my head, so many worries, so many longings and yearnings, it’s making my heart ache and my brain tired. Why is my body making it so difficult this time around?!?!
Okay, when I take a step back and look at myself, I have gained some weight, and it’s been fluctuating back and forth for the past two years, which is crazy. But I attribute it to the fact that I’m studying abroad and stress or whatever. But besides the weight and school stress, there really isn’t anything different about me. Now I’m working on losing the weight and I honestly don’t feel anymore stressed than I ever have before, and yet my body is acting like it’s broken! Sure I’m older, but I’m only 25! That’s like prime baby-making age now!
Ugh, now I’m just rambling. Okay, to sum it up:
1. I’m not ovulating
2. Gotta see an RE in August
3. Gotta research RE’s and such by August
4. Gained weight but trying to lose it
5. Don’t blame the PATCH (even though I still do, deep inside)
You would think having a baby would be easy, those pregnant teens sure do make it look that way!