Well I thought the doctors appointments had subsided, at least for a little while. But I was wrong. Let me back track a bit here. First, there was good news. TMI ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aunt Flow finally returned after an almost 5 month hiatus. I actually have never been so happy in my life to have my period! I immediately contacted our fertility doctor, as I was instructed do once this occurred. So on day 3 of my cycle I went in to undergo an ultrasound and some blood work to gauge what my reproductive system was up to. The ultrasound revealed the presence of follicles, which we assume contain eggs. This was a good sight to see. When my blood work came back, it showed the following: my estrogen was normal, my FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) was high, which indicates my ovarian reserve is diminishing and the quality of my eggs may be questionable, my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) was low, indicating an overactive thyroid, and the anti-mullarian test was low, also indicating decreased ovarian function. So more or less the tests were showing that I’m borderline, leaning towards a menopause state. However, I’m not giving up. Even if we can’t or don’t get pregnant on our own, we took the measures to preserve eggs prior to treatment, so right now it is just a waiting game to see what happens over the next couple months.
As for my thyroid, I went to my regular physician on Friday. She did a full thyroid test. The results are back today, so I have an appointment this afternoon to go over the results. Which I will update after my appointment. 🙂