I contemplated posting this for a few weeks now, but realized I should use my journey to inspire others, so here we go!
October 24 is a day I’ll never forget. I was referred to Dr Jacob’s office by a friend, in hopes to find answers for some of the “womanly complications” I have been dealing with for the past several years. I had an ultrasound and hoped to find endometriosis. Because at least it would be an answer, right? But much to my surprise, another diagnosis was given. Premature Ovarian Failure.
At 26 years old, you can best believe this scared the living hell out of me. A mix of emotions ran through me after this appointment. At first I was angry. I couldn’t understand why this happened to ME! Perfectly healthy me! Then I was sad. I was told the chances of ever conceiving on my own were very unlikely, and IVF would be my only hope for having my own children. The protocol I was given consisted of shots, shots & more shots! To save the eggs I still have, I decided to proceed with egg retrieval. My first extraction will be February 8. And later down the road IVF.
I had 1 of 2 choices in this moment. I could put my positive pants on & embrace the journey, OR I could make myself miserable, expect the worst & feel sorry for myself. The amount of work was the same. I chose the 1st option! Which is why I’ve declared this “a journey to fertility” instead of ever using the word “infertility.” I’m not saying this will always be easy, but I’ve promised myself to RISE and see the GOOD in everyday. Not one negative thought is allowed to steal my joy! I’m grateful the stars aligned, that I never gave up on my health journey, and found Dr Jacob when I did. I’m blessed with family, friends, and the most supportive boyfriend to help me along this journey. Y’all rock! God is good & science can do amazing things these days! And thank goodness for those vitamins I take every morning 🙌🏻. It’s been a week since I started the protocol and let me tell you the mood support is saving my relationship! 😉. **I am starting a blog to help other women who may be going through a similar situation, or for those who want to follow my journey.** ♥️♥️