I felt like a failure. Even with medical assistance I couldn’t complete the one task that my body was created for. I could have filled buckets with the amount of tears I cried. There were so many questions that no one could answer.
Why was I broken? Why couldn’t anyone find and fix the cause of our infertility?
Why did doctors keep treating me with drugs and medications before identifying the exact cause of my problem?
I was angry; not at myself, but with doctors who had been treating me like a one woman drug trial.
The diagnosis of unexplained infertility infuriated me! Doctors whispered the word infertility in soft voices as they suggested I pump my body with even more of the same hormones that made me violently ill. They told me IVF was the only way I would ever have a baby.
A friend suggested that I see her doctor, who practiced NaPro technology. It was one of the best decisions of my life. He diagnosed me with endometriosis, a disease which affects fertility as well as a woman’s overall health. I had a laparoscopy to remove the endo, and began the long process of getting healthy enough to conceive.
Eleven months my surgery, we succeeded! We conceived a child. We were elated. Read more about Baby Steps and Tears