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jenkoelenko

Joined: 04/22/2011
My Story:
Hello! My name is Jenna, I am 24, and I have been married for a little over four years now to my best friend. We have a 3yo Russell Terrier, Roland "Rolo", and that is the extent of our little family for right now. I have had severe cramps for most of my life, drs always saying that cramps were normal and that I needed to suck it up a bit. I was put on bcps when I was 13yo to regulate my cycle, then put on Naproxen shortly thereafter to ease some of my cramping. This has been an ongoing struggle ever since. After getting married at 20 and, not only having painful intercourse, being on birth control for only one month and then not getting prego, I began to think that something was really wrong with my system. In June '08 I had a lapro. surgery that uncovered stage 4 endometriosis. Thank goodness for a doctor that finally listened and went in to find that mess! Because my internal organs were all so glued together and there was so much endometrial tissue around my femoral artery I was put on Lupron Depo shots for six months, along with norethidrone, calcium, and anti-depressants. I refer to this as my crazy stage... Thank goodness for my sweet hubby for helping me through it! You can tell that you're a mess when you don't even like yourself. I'm not sure that I'd ever go on Lupron again... After that six months it took me another 3 months or so to get my system started back up again from "menopause", and that was only with the help of additional meds. (yes... I really did feel like some sort of medical melting pot... "bring me your medicines, your shots, and painkillers" It kinda sucked.) After the surgery I was told that if we wanted a family that we should start soon. I then went on four rounds of clomid. No luck.
Although things have not changed, I still live in pain and we have no children, I feel that I have grown from this whole experience and come away a better woman.
I look forward to getting to know all of you wonderful and strong women!

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I'm grateful for family! A hubby who promised me that if we aren't pregnant by the...More
~Jenna 24 ttc since 1/07, dx'd w/ endo stage IV via lap 06/08, 1 round lupron, 4 rounds of clomid, dx'd w/ PCOS 06/11, more clomid, m/c 9/2011 - my sweet little angel
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Reply: PCOS, possible Endometriosis, need alternatives to...
I'm so glad that you found a different dr., I hope this one turns out to be great it...More
~Jenna 24 ttc since 1/07, dx'd w/ endo stage IV via lap 06/08, 1 round lupron, 4 rounds of clomid, dx'd w/ PCOS 06/11, more clomid, m/c 9/2011 - my sweet little angel
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Reply: PCOS, possible Endometriosis, need alternatives to...
I agree with mslewis, get a second opinion from another dr. I had a lap done a few...More
~Jenna 24 ttc since 1/07, dx'd w/ endo stage IV via lap 06/08, 1 round lupron, 4 rounds of clomid, dx'd w/ PCOS 06/11, more clomid, m/c 9/2011 - my sweet little angel
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Well, AF showed up today. I know this probably sounds really weird, but we've been...More
~Jenna 24 ttc since 1/07, dx'd w/ endo stage IV via lap 06/08, 1 round lupron, 4 rounds of clomid, dx'd w/ PCOS 06/11, more clomid, m/c 9/2011 - my sweet little angel
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Reply: Endo and pregnancy
oh, and eat healthy, as if you were already pregnant - lots of fruits and veggies! I'm...More
~Jenna 24 ttc since 1/07, dx'd w/ endo stage IV via lap 06/08, 1 round lupron, 4 rounds of clomid, dx'd w/ PCOS 06/11, more clomid, m/c 9/2011 - my sweet little angel
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Reply: Endo and pregnancy
Welcome! If you don't mind me asking, had you been trying before the surgery and lupron...More
~Jenna 24 ttc since 1/07, dx'd w/ endo stage IV via lap 06/08, 1 round lupron, 4 rounds of clomid, dx'd w/ PCOS 06/11, more clomid, m/c 9/2011 - my sweet little angel
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Reply: Tuesday Roll Call
Life's been a bit crazy for me lately... I'm nearing the end of my 2WW. Still healing...More
~Jenna 24 ttc since 1/07, dx'd w/ endo stage IV via lap 06/08, 1 round lupron, 4 rounds of clomid, dx'd w/ PCOS 06/11, more clomid, m/c 9/2011 - my sweet little angel
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Reply: Long time update
Welcome back Brandi! Glad to hear that you are doing relatively well and that...More
~Jenna 24 ttc since 1/07, dx'd w/ endo stage IV via lap 06/08, 1 round lupron, 4 rounds of clomid, dx'd w/ PCOS 06/11, more clomid, m/c 9/2011 - my sweet little angel
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Reply: Newbee to this community had endo for about 12 yea...
I'd recommend Play brand lubs if oil-based are okay for you, if you'd prefer...More
~Jenna 24 ttc since 1/07, dx'd w/ endo stage IV via lap 06/08, 1 round lupron, 4 rounds of clomid, dx'd w/ PCOS 06/11, more clomid, m/c 9/2011 - my sweet little angel
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Reply: Newbee to this community had endo for about 12 yea...
Welcome sexymamma! just as a heads up, this may be a little TMI..... I'm sorry for all...More
~Jenna 24 ttc since 1/07, dx'd w/ endo stage IV via lap 06/08, 1 round lupron, 4 rounds of clomid, dx'd w/ PCOS 06/11, more clomid, m/c 9/2011 - my sweet little angel
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