Hop on the positive train!

Happy Monday everyone! …All aboard the positive train! Get on wether you want to or not. It’s not an option. ;)

First things first…. So…. like I said, the husband and I are wanting to add on to our family.  All of a sudden, my body abandoned me and quit doing what it had been doing since I was like 13. Come on body- you put me through 12 years of torture and then when I need you to torture me and now, you stop?!? What the heck? My body wouldn’t/couldn’t ovulate. This is a problem if you want to become a mom some day- And, in general; as it can be a sign of something more serious. My doctors were becoming concerned that this was the case.

I was getting some one-on-one time with my doctors..... What would I have done if these were my doctors? Truth be told- I would be embarrassed and couldn't be their patient. It would be awkward.

10 days ago…. Let’s actively try to fix this.

About 10 days ago my doctors decided to ‘actively figure out and fix’ whatever was up with my body.  Apparently what they have been doing for the past year wasn’t “active” enough…. Doctors had been trying for a year to get me to ovulate. Nothing worked.  They felt that all of the normal measures that would work in most cases had not worked on this girl whose body must have a mind of its own…. Normal me- not being normal. So they went to the last resort. The magic bullet. I went on this for a few days and was being closely monitored.

At the end of the test period, I had to wake at 4:15 am to make my 8:00 appointment. They did one last test and sent me on my way. On my way home, a few hours down the road,   I got a phone call from my doctor. The magic bullet hadn’t worked. I was heartbroken. How can this be?! I’m young and healthy? I wanted to cry as he plainly said, “I’m not giving up on you and we’ll give this one more try, we’re going to do our best to get your ovaries to get into gear.”

So he upped the dose of the medication all sorts of crazy like. I trusted him and said that we would do everything within our financial power to afford this and make it work. Turns out our insurance did good things for us since it is completely a medical issue at this point. Instead of it costing an arm and and a leg— it just cost us an arm! :)

One good thing about it being a 100% medical issue at this point. Hello insurance. That will be one arm please.

The News from Friday:

Then I took off work and went back this last week and then I got the news from the appointment…...I’m NOT BROKEN FOREVER! My doctors gave me good news and not so hot news. The good news totally overshadows the not so good though! I’m walking on sunshine!!!!

The Good: They think that this finally may have kicked my ovaries into gear! This does not mean I am expecting a new little bundle of joy in my life or anything, this just means that they think they will be able to help me!  My doctor called and  his exact words “It looks as this may work, and I’m glad because if it didn’t—I didn’t know what I was going to tell you.  And, I didn’t know what else we could do to help you.”

The not so good: Some of my levels were super crazy but they think they can get all of that ironed out and they can help me. It looks like I could be at an increased chance of high order multiples. Yikes- 8 children at one time. Not cool. They think in time they can get things figured out to reduce this though. Till then, I have to be suer careful. I’ve always been scared of having twins– let alone high order multiples! YIKES!

STILL— I’m very pumped that things are looking up and I don’t have to go to the doctor for at least two or three weeks!YAY!! :)

Thank you all for your support and prayers! You are all the best! :) -HUGE HUG-

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24 responses to “Hop on the positive train!

  1. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    This is such great news, Julie! I will continue to pray for you during this difficult time, and thank you again for sharing such an intimate thing with us! I’m confident that your little bundle of joy will come when it’s time :)
    (Or maybe 8 bundles of joys ;) )

  2. So I know I’m on a blogging hiatus…. but this post was too good to not comment on!!! I am SO happy that the news was positive! As Brittany said, I’ll continue praying for you in hopes that everything else works out!! :)

  3. Yay Julie, that’s so awesome! I’m so happy that you finally received good news! Fingers crossed we don’t have a “Julie & Husband +8″ on our hands any time soon though! ;-)

  4. Yessss for good news!! I am so so happy for you, bring on the positivity :)

  5. I’m so happy for you Julie!! I’m praying that your doctors new ideas will finally work for you!
    I’m not ready for a baby nor do I plan to be in the immediate future, but I just wanted to thank you for talking about your struggles with trying to conceive. I’ve seen many family members go through similar scenarios and I also rarely ovulate. I’ have never considered it to be an issue (neither have my doctors) because I’m not actively trying to conceive. However, you’ve made me think a lot about solving the problem before it’s too late, thank you for giving me the push I needed to try and ‘fix’ myself!

  6. So awesome to hear that!!!! I’m elated for you and your hubby!!!!!!! I hope the news just continues to get better :)

  7. Good news!! And good luck with this endeavor…it must be a scary time! Good thing it’s starting to look up!

  8. This post makes me so happy! Thanks for sharing the details of your good news. More prayers are being sent your way!

  9. Good news girl….stay positive….kiss your husband, drink some wine, relax and eat some amazing food. Remember to live each day…..dont forget that. :-)

    xoxo from Trinidad

  10. Yay, this is great news! So happy that everything is working out and you recieved this very positive news. I’m still praying for ya! :-)

  11. Good for you girlie! That is such great news! I’m smiling like an idiot just reading this post!

  12. I’m glad things are looking up for you! I love how optimistic you are :-)

  13. This post makes me SO happy! YAY!!!! You are still in my thoughts and prayers…but now they are HAPPY prayers! :) :) :)

  14. This is WONDERFUL!! I was so so happy to read this post. :)

  15. What great news! Very happy for you! Stay postive girl!

  16. Congrats! I hope it all gets straightened out for you. : )

  17. This is awesome news, good for you!! :) I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

  18. Yay! Congrats! I hope this all gets straightened out! I was told a long time ago that I have an increased chance of multiples as well when I was diagnosed with Hashimotos disease. Your new domain could be spinach and sprinkles plus eight :P haha no but seriously, good luck!

  19. This is a HugE blessing! I’m so glad you are staying SO positive through all of this!

  20. YIPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers to the freaking weekend, that’s awesome! So happy for you :D

  21. Congrats – that is very exciting news! I popped over from Chelsey’s comments because your blog name is so similar. I’m glad I did – I’m having very similar issues (and I’m an elementary teacher too!). Anywhoo, I’m going to the doc (again, and again..blah) because I haven’t ovulated yet, after going off the depo shot over a YEAR ago. I’d love to know what this “magic bullet” pill you took was!

  22. Congratulations lady!!!! I’ll keep you in my prayers, too! What an amazing post to read!

  23. Well, you know, if you end up with like 15 kids at the same time, there’s a pretty good chance you could get your own TV show. ;)

    I’m keeping you in my prayers!

  24. Wow, I absolutely loved this post. I love your spirit, energy, and hopefulness! Positivity is so contagious! I’ve had some hormonal issues so I am definitely a little worried about kids in the future (far in the future, but i def want them!) so this post was assuring to me- thanks!!

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