||[Aug. 14th, 2005|02:45 am]
|[||Today I Feel
My name is Teresa (nickname Reese) and my husband and I have just started TTC on advice from our doctor. I have cervical dysplasia and I have had a total of 4 papsmears in the past year that have been abnormal. I'm basically racing against the clock to get pregnant before the doctor decides to remove more of my cervix. Removing pieces of the cervix can cause the ph of the cervix to change, making fertility a problem. While it's true that I am not officially having fertility problems (as in trying for a year and not getting PG), the doc thinks that I will probably have issues conceiving because of my medical problems, and that's why I have joined this community. So that I could have people to talk to about infertility in case the doc is right.
The reason that the doc advised me to go ahead and try to get PG is that he is afraid that by waiting, I will increase the chance that I will be infertile. My biggest fear is that I might have to get a partial hysterectomy in the next 5 years.
My husband and I found out about my gyn problems right after we got married. So we've been dealing with my med issues for a year (our anniversary is Aug 17).
I'm a little touchy about joining communities, so if you think I have come to the wrong place, please let me know.