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Friday, February 19th, 2010

Last Pregnancy Update . . .

for a while anyhow. :-) I had my annual ob/gyn appointment today and discussed my fertility and birth control issues. She had such a great attitude about it all. I am so grateful for that.

I'm not sure how to explain this. She said, "Well, you can't have regular hormones. Mirena only has progesterone, that is okay for you to have, but I'm not implanting an IUD. I can't do that with you on Coumadin. That would just be bad . . . ." I told her that I was glad she felt that way because I was going to refuse an IUD. We laughed. She asked if my cycles have been irregular; I said, "Of course!" I asked her if there is any other type of contraceptive we could use besides condoms, because those are SO fun. Because of some allergies we are limited on what we can use. She said there are no wholistic or natural contraceptives. I asked her about regulating my cycle. She said that the only thing they can do to regulate my cycle is to give me hormones, which I can never take again. I asked about anything natural that would make my body regulate itself; She said no. She told me that I'm probably completely infertile now as it is, proof of that being my crazy cycles. She doesn't understand why they are lighter and shorter than usual since I'm on a Coumadin. She, and other doctors, have said that makes absolutely no sense at all. I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth! LOL Then she says, "All this AND the genetic issues you're dealing with?!" I just smiled and nodded.

So here is where we stand -- I can not take any hormones or anything that stimulates a surge in estrogen production. As I understand it right now I'm incapible of getting pregnant but have to continue to use condoms as a preventitive; I can not use fertility drugs or any other hormone to ever regulate my cycle or to get pregnant in the future. You wanna talk about in God's hands?!

I'm glad I was able to finally give this one up to God. If I hadn't been able to let go of the worry and pain that began to consume me, with this information I would have surly crumbled.

We finished up the appointment with her gently touching my hand and telling me how sorry she was that I was in this situation. I told her my faith was in God and that all this has a purpose. She smiled, agreed with me and headed out the door. Just when I was about to get up she pops back in the room and says, "Don't forget to tell him to wear a hat!" I died laughing and assured her I wouldn't.

You know, my foster mom has so many "children" she never birthed or raised from infancy. I'm not so much disturbed by the information I'm getting, but becoming more curious and excited to see how God plans to use us.


Tags:  God, Health, Pregnancy
5 Comments
reera
I wish I could give you a hug. Its been painful to listen to you work through all this but very wonderful to see how you let God's hand guide you through.I agree, it will be exciting to see what is in store for you and Richie and don't forget your raincoat!
dannie   Saturday, February 20, 2010
willnbek
There are no better hands than God's hands to be in. They are WAY better than ours! As Sandra Bullock said so eloquently " being a mom is not about breeding but about loving". I count my blessings everyday. So glad you had a good experience with your doctor.

Bek
WillnBek.com   Saturday, February 20, 2010
Dana
It will be exciting! I know there are many special things ahead for the two of you.

I don't know if our situation is just like yours, but when we reached the point you're at now we just felt liberated, relieved, and much more hopeful. It is just so exciting to finally, completely trust in God and look to all the hope and promise your own unique, special future as a family holds.
Dana   Saturday, February 20, 2010
igna83
I'm dittoing Dannie!
Angi   Saturday, February 20, 2010
k8day
You two will have a full life together that will always be full with love and family, no matter what! You are a wonderful person and full of faith and it will take you far.
K8Day   Sunday, February 21, 2010
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