So in my last post, I wrote all about mine and Jason's TTC struggle. It was hard actually opening up about it. And then I realized that I'm not alone. I received many text messages, phone calls, emails, comments and support from that post. I thank each and every one of you who reached out to me and told me that I'm not alone. There are many women out there who struggle every day to conceive and to start a family. Why should I be ashamed of that?
I actually had to walk away from this post for a couple of days because I wasn't ready to write it. I thought I was, but I wasn't.
So the rundown of my appt. First I absolutely love Dr. Altman. She is a fantastic Dr. and she is committed to doing everything in her power to helping Jason and I have our dream family. I went in asking for Clomid. I was told no. Because of Clomid, many women actually have multiples, and due to my having Gastric Bypass, she doesn't want that. She asked me if I was still checking my ovulation, which I am. No ovulation last month (this month). So she sent me for a Progesterone test, to be able to tell if I did. If I didn't for 2 months in a row, then she'll actually prescribe me something to help. After 2 months of that, and if it doesn't work, then the work up starts on the hubs, and we start over.
The one thing that she's concerned about, is the diabetes background in my family. My mom just got out of ICU last month with complications in around a bout way from diabetes and fatty liver disease. My grandmother died from diabetes and other things. Almost every woman on my mom's side of the family is diabetic, and insulin dependent. I didn't want that for me, so I had surgery. I wasn't even close to being diagnosed, but anyway. Dr. Altman wants me to test my blood sugar every day (4x a day) for 2 months. She wants to see the patterns. It can help her tell if I'm going to develop gestational diabetes and if I'm going to be high risk (I already know the answer to the high risk question) So now, I'm fighting my insurance company, because I don't have a diagnosis of diabetes, so why should I need a glucose monitor? We'll see what happens next.
Another concern that she has, is because of my gastric bypass, I haven't been consuming the amount of calories that I should be. She would like me around 1500-1600 calories a day. That should help me start to lose weight again, and then hopefully make it easier on my body to accept conception. We'll see. I'm scared to death of gaining weight. But I'll do whatever it takes to get us to that point.
So we'll see what happens in the next couple of months. I went yesterday for the progesterone test. Hopefully, I'll know soon if I ovulated and what the next step is.