I'm new here, so I wanted to introduce myself. My husband and I are TTC. I'm 27 and he's 26. We have two dogs and probably too many houseplants
We only recently began seeking medical advice/treatment. I received a PCOS diagnosis in September which wasn't entirely a surprise to me given my symptoms. As of right now, we're not sure what our next steps are-- most likely Clomid, but I have a follow up appointment to discuss options next week.
I seem to be the only one in either of our (quite large) families who is struggling or has struggled with fertility issues, and I don't think I'm really ready to discuss it yet with loved ones (other than mh, of course). So, I'm hoping this community will be a healthy way to connect with others who are on the same journey. I've been surprised to find how isolating this experience can be.
I feel bittersweet about the PCOS diagnosis. On one hand, it certainly feels good to have a reason why my body acts so unpredictably and why we've had trouble conceiving thus far. On the other hand, this answer sort of makes the fertility issues that much more "real" instead of just something that will work itself out in time (like I had been halfheartedly reassuring myself). Currently, I'm working on staying hopeful and
not letting my "okay-let's-fix-it-what-do-we-do-next" attitude take over too much.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to lurking and contributing on here. Hubs is the best and so very supportive, but I think there's something uniquely comforting about connecting with other women. Our bodies are amazing and can also be so complicated sometimes!