Congrats Ram! I really hope everything goes smoothly and life treats you gently while you start off on this journey!
Rosie, we are going to miss you and your crazy research. :) Have a fab time and hurry back to us when you get home. :) Thanks for being an awesome threadkeeper.
Caly, I am so happy for you taking the next step and seeing the doc. As I told Taxi around the time of my appointment, honestly it has to be so much better than I imagined, because I basically imagined a snaggle-toothed monster throwing things at me and calling me names. ha. But for reals, I hope you find a supportive caregiver.
Hey Tickletoes, I miss you! I hope that you are doing okay.
Lilac, you're so close! What are you dreaming of doing in your first week or so of summer vacation?
I'm feeling better about things for a few reasons. I talked to my parents and did some research online and it really looks like my numbers are more pre-diabetic than anything. My gyno even said they aren't bad and many docs might not treat them, but from her perspective, I want to get pregnant, so metformin would be a good first step. The more I get to know her, the more I like her. She is a realist, and I hope that when I do get pregnant I will find her care just as reassuring. She says of course it would be ideal if I could lose a ton of weight, but that's not realistic and I want to have a baby so that's what we're going to do. As I said, as both of my parents are diabetic I was aware this could be coming, and I've actually become really careful of my diet for the most part, not out of purity of spirit but because sugar and too many carbs make me feel lousy. So anyway, I think things might've been a bit overstated but as I said from the perspective of TTC it's best to treat it with drugs ASAP so that's what we'll do. It is also good that my hormone levels are all normal, I have been O'ing apparently. Most of the info I can find about insulin resistance and ttc is about PCOS and women who don't O. That isn't me, thankfully! Going to keep looking for relevant info. Appointment is Thursday at 1:45 with GP.
Oh, the other reason I am feeling better is because you guys are awesome. I'm sorry I've been so rollercoastery lately but I really appreciate your perspectives and sympathy. And nobody telling me to shut up. ;)
Pinch and Val, I really appreciate what you said about judgment and kind of bringing me back to reality.
I love that you said that even as a thin judgmental teenager you wouldn't have thought that, Hykue! I have had some hesitancy about depression and heredity, too. But it is what it is, I guess. That's my principal's favorite saying. That and "It's a zoo."And worry being a good indicator for parenting, ha! haha.
Livingsky, I really appreciate what you shared. I am so sorry that you've had so many bad experiences with doctors and now your midwife is still disagreeing with you. Actually, as much as I fret about it, I have had okay experiences with doctors about my weight, actually. My mom has had worse, so I think a lot of my fear comes from that. I really hope you are feeling cared for by your midwife! You probably have, but have you seen this?
I wonder if you could share that with her?
Poor huz tried to go for his SA this week in the morning before work. He did his duty, took his boys in a cup and kept them warm, and drove about 20 minutes away only to be told he needed the doctor's order which for some reason we can't find, all we had was the instruction sheet. I need to call my OBGYN and have her fax the lab the order or something, I guess.