Renee B: Overcoming endometriosis and the biological clock while trying to conceive
This story was submitted to Kindara by Renee B.
I am 40 years old and have three children from a previous marriage (20, 17 and 10). Recently I was married on November 27, 2013 and my husband (38 years old) does not have any children of his own and we have decided to try to conceive a child together. Prior to us trying to conceive, I was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 19 and I also had an IUD for 4 years and my periods were irregular and extremely heavy. Once we decided to begin this journey, my GYN removed the IUD and warned me that my ovulation may be off due to my past periods being irregular prior to my IUD and she wanted me to begin charting my BBT.
I began charting with Kindara at the beginning of 2013 and after the first few months it was obvious through my Kindara BBT charts that I was not ovulating correctly so I was put on 50 mg of Clomid. Months went by and we still were not successful so my GYN scheduled me for a HSG and found out that one of my fallopian were dilated due to my endometriosis and needed to be removed. Two months later I went in for a laparoscopy and had my left tube removed. It’s now been two months past my surgery and we are still trying on 100 mg of clomid now. Our next step is IVF and I will continue to track my Kindara BBT temperatures because this allows me to track my temperatures and I am accurately able to detect ovulation each month. I actually look forward to reading my temps each morning because I know exactly where I am in my cycle based off of my charts. We have not given up hope and we will continue this journey!!