Monday, April 1, 2013

27 years young!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Easter weekend! This year, my 27th Birthday fell on Easter Sunday! Aside from being under the weather all weekend (Thanks Samson), this weekend was perfect! We had a lovely get together with family and friends at our house! Everyone enjoyed Publix subs, some Easter sweets and of course Publix cake! 

After an Easter Egg hunt for the kiddos we enjoyed some fun in the pool! I got the chance to play with my birthday gift...a new Canon EOS Rebel T4i Such an awesome gift that my entire family and Phil's parents got as a group for me! I absolutely love it!! It was a gorgeous day and we enjoyed every minute of it.

Then on my Birthday, Easter Sunday, Phil and I enjoyed a low key morning followed by visiting both my parents and seeing my Grandma. Later that night, Phil took me out for a nice dinner at The Capital Grill. 
A great ending to a perfect weekend! 

In addition to all the great food, laughs, gifts and fun memories, I also received some news from my doctor regarding my blood work!! He informed me that my Antimuellerian Hormone (this again, is the test to show a women's ovarian reserve) needs to be above 0.5. . .mine is 8.8! Now I'm no doctor, but I'm pretty sure I have the ovarian reserve of an infant! (haha jk). What this actually tells us is that my AMH is high, most likely the result of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome [PCOS]. But I've been reassured that this is great news!  My ovarian reserve is great, young and healthy!! WOOWHOO!!

Anti Muellerian Hormone Levels
Ovarian Fertility Potentialng/mL
Optimal Fertility
4.0 - 6.8
Satisfactory Fertility
2.2 - 4.0
Low Fertility
0.3 - 2.2
Very Low / undetectable
0.0 - 0.3
High Level
> 6.8

My FSH/LH ratio also came back, 5:1. Normal is 1:1, which is what we wanted, but again, this is all painting a PCOS picture. Finally, a diagnosis! What a relief. Years and years I've never been given an answer on while I don't get periods. While this news is still a bit of blow, this is much easier to deal with [and treat] as opposed to Premature Ovarian Failure! 

So even though we still have a struggle ahead of us, this news, in particular the AMH results, was the best birthday gift I could receive! He told me this news on Saturday, while I was in the company of the people I love most. These same people now knew that we're struggling and having these problems. And that's when it hit me... we have so many people who support us and are there for us while we go through this. For the first time, I didn't feel alone in the journey! 

So now today, April 1st, we start the journey with hormone replacement meds! I'm a little nervous as to what's to come with being on these, but as always, I will do my best to remain optimistic, positive and have faith! 

1 comment:

  1. Yay for an answer!! Here is sending you good fertility/baby vibes!! :) We are all thinking of you!