And the results are...

I met with Dr. Roberts this morning to discuss my blood work results from a couple of weeks ago. I was extremely nervous about having to meet with her. I have never had to meet with her in person to discuss blood work and this seemed very scary to me. I found out that I was nervous for N-O-T-H-I-N-G!

The blood work that I had done was to determine whether or not I was suffering from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and if this was the cause of our repeated miscarriages. My testosterone was a little high. Dr. Roberts said that this supported our diagnosis of PCOS, but that it was a lot lower than what she thought I would have had so I only have a very mild case of PCOS. My peptide (glucose) and sodium both came back normal, so I do not have any insulin resistance which is great news. The only other thing that came back a little high was my potassium. Dr. Roberts really felt that this was nothing and that my repeat blood work to test the potassium from last week would reflect a normal range.

To treat my PCOS we are continuing my diet plan with my nutritionist and are going to continue taking birth control for the next three months. Dr. Roberts said that since I have such a mild case of PCOS, a few months of birth control and weight loss should cure it completely!!! I have decided to wait to try again until I reach a certain weight. I am down 10lbs so far and am DETERMINED to reach my goal and become a mother!!! So here's praying that a baby will come our way in the next year or so!!!


More waiting...

As always I am waiting for something...this seems to be the theme of my life lately.

I have been waiting for two weeks for my doctor's office to call me with the results of my latest blood work to confirm a diagnosis of possible PCOS. I have called and left repeat messages asking for a call back. I did hear back from them a week ago to let me know that Dr. Roberts was on vacation and that the blood results had not been returned to them from the lab yet.

Yesterday (Friday), I had a scheduled appointment to meet with my dietitian (Jenn-LOVE her) to check on my progress with the new diet plan. While sitting, talking with Jenn, Mandy (Dr. Robert's nurse) came in and asked me to give more blood because my potassium came back high. I asked her for all the other results and she told me she would look them up and get back with me before I left.

Jenn and I had a GREAT visit! She looked over my food log and said that I was doing everything perfectly. We discussed any problems that I might be having (which is none BTW). This really has been one of the easiest and enjoyable diets of my life. Maybe its just because I know that the end result will only lead to not only a healthier life, but possibly a bundle of joy! I also had my two week weigh-in and found out that I am a total of 8lbs lighter!!! Jenn was very pleased and told me to keep doing exactly what I was doing and I should continue to be successful. I scheduled another appointment to recheck my body fat in 2 weeks.

Back to the subject at hand, as I was waiting to have blood drawn yet again, I asked Jenn to find out what the results from the previous blood work were. Jenn came back after speaking with Dr. Roberts and told me that Dr. Roberts wanted to actually talk to me in person to discuss my results. RED FLAG!!! RED FLAG!!! Now I was already concerned because of the high potassium, but now that she wanted to meet with me I became very concerned. I have never had the office tell me that I must come in for an appointment to review blood work. I have always gotten a simple phone call to relay the results. I scheduled an appointment for this next Wednesday to discuss the results.

Once I got home I felt better...if things really were serious wouldn't they have rushed me into the office? They wouldn't have waited for another week...surely not. Plus I researched high potassium and all it could be is a problem when they actually took the blood (the red blood cells could have burst in the tube and caused the high potassium reading).

Just please continue to remember Wesley and I in your thoughts and prayers. I am trying not to dwell on it and go on with life. I will update everyone as soon as I talk to the doctor next Wednesday. :)


Happy Birthday Bernie!!!

Yay!!! Happy 2nd Birthday my sweet Bernie Boto baby!!!


Miles & Bernie

Wes & the boys

Me & the boys


Below are some recent pictures of Khade. He is talking up a storm right now and is full of life! If only I had half of his energy. He is so sweet! He has started calling me Memomma for some reason, too (which I think is a huge compliment since it has the word momma in it). Anyways, enjoy the pics and I hope he brings a smile to your face just like he does to mine!!! :)

What pretty blue eyes you have

And such a sweet smile too

I love this picture and the following one...

Mamaw Hall & Khade taking a walk

He was saying "Deer, Deer" over and over again and I think he was trying to make antlers


A New Plan

Today was my follow-up doctor's appointment since the miscarriage. Dr. Roberts believes that I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I had blood drawn today to confirm this diagnosis and should know the results within this next week. Throughout this entire process I have often wondered if this might be where my issues lie, so both Dr. Roberts and myself are almost positive that I have PCOS.

I just LOVE Dr. Roberts! Even if all the blood work comes back good we have decided on a new plan of action. (I LOVE planners, as I am one myself). We have decided that I will take the next 3 months off from trying to get pregnant. During this time (more than likely) I will be placed on birth control for 3 months in order to regulate my hormones and also start a diet plan. After those 3 months I will then begin taking Femara (new fertility drug comparable to Clomid) and Prometrium. Dr. Roberts is pretty positive and confident that once we get my hormones "in-check" we will have a successful pregnancy.

As soon as I have more information and get my blood results back I will update everyone! Again, thanks for your prayers and thoughts during this time...Wesley and I really do appreciate everything.