Hello Ladies, I'm back from my recent infertility funk and I'm excited to welcome our new adopted author, Sister M. We are excited to have someone with a new point of view here on the blog!
As I thought about my uterus's recent decision to continue to work against me and allow the progesterone to shed the precious lining, the only thing that's going right in my lady parts. I couldn't help but curse the little buggers all over my ovaries that are the main cause to my infertility. Hence my topic title, I thought maybe I should go into a little more detail about one of my fertility whoas.
"Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. The name of the condition comes from the appearance of the ovaries in most, but not all, women with the disorder — enlarged and containing numerous small cysts located along the outer edge of each ovary (polycystic appearance)."
So in a women's terms: PCOS is a disease in women when cyst on the ovaries can prevent the women from ovulating. The cyst can be caused, as in my case, by insulin resistances or hormonal imbalance. The cyst are basically follicles that can't mature completely because of a lack of hormone so instead they become the spons of the devil. This is usually where Clomid comes in to aid in your hormonal production to help you mature those oh-so-precious follicles that could potentially change your life...As pictured above, cyst pretty much look exactly like that! Fun,I know! You may be wondering what these cyst do after awhile of taking a vaca on your tab....well they can eventually decrease in size or burst and cause pain you'd never wish on your worst enemy.
Well ladies, I'm sorry to have been gone for so long and I promise to never do it again! Also and update on home remedies...I have started a new herb recommended by a herbalist that is designed to aid PCOS. The company is called Nature's Sunshine and is highly recommended because if its quality and the herbs are Wild Yam and Chaste Tree and False Unicorn Root. I'll let you know if I have any success in ovulating with these herbs. Oh and an update on my recent sister-in-law, APPARENTLY shes been complaining about how hard its been for her to get prego...they've been married for 3 months and my brother-in-law travels for work so has been home for maybe 3 weeks since the nuptials.....this chick has no idea whats hard is! Aw the life of an infertilist! As always ladies, remember you're not the only one who cries until she laughs about her highly dysfunctional uterus =]