In this post I want to go over some of what we’ve found out medically about our fertility and the steps we have been taking. Justin’s mother(Michelle)was working outside one day and her neighbor approached her and said that there was something she felt that God wanted her to share with Michelle. She said that there were a few women in her church that were struggling with infertility and depression and that it was related to their thyroid. She also shared the name of a doctor that these women recommended. Michelle’s neighbor had no idea of our fertility struggles but felt strongly led to tell her this information. Michelle mentioned this to a few women, I being one of them, and Michelle told me today as we spoke, that this information must have been meant for me. I look back on this moment and so clearly see God working and that he used Michelle’s neighbor and Michelle to help us. You guys, I can’t make this stuff up!
We didn’t want to ignore or brush this off, so we made an appointment with the nurse practitioner that we were seeing at the time. I had my thyroid levels tested and she said that everything looked normal. Because of Michelle’s neighbor sharing this information, we pushed for a full thyroid panel to be done and have an antibody test which required us to have testing done at another practice in town. The test showed that I have Hashimotos Thyroidits which is an autoimmune disorder, and hypothyroidism.
On top of all that I also had food allergy tests done and have gone gluten and dairy free. Fast forward about a year later I found out that I had PCOS or Polysystic Ovarion Syndrome. Hashimotos combined with PCOS are the main factors contributing to our fertility struggles. I am thankful that we’ve taken the time to figure out more about my body and are taking the time to heal it. I so appreciate you all for reading and allowing me to be vulnerable and real. If you want, please pray with us, hope with us, but also grieve with us as we continue in this journey.