we decided to adopt through the foster care system and have completed the PRIDE class required for that, we're in the middle of the home study paperwork (right now actually waiting for goverment background check)
I have emptied the crafts room and consolidated what used to fill (and I mean FILL) a 12x11 room into a 4x2 closet and half of a 9x10 room. What didnt fit is being sold in an adoption fundraising yard sale next weekend.
We will be licensed for ages 0-5 years.
IN ADDITION to this- one of my friend's 15 year old daughter is pregnant (broken condom AND was changing her BCP method) Well T is thinking adoption, so there's that chance. I'm not holding my breath but keeping a few fingers crossed. (she's due Dec 11th)
One way or another this Christmas WILL have Santa leaving presents for a child in our home.
if you'd like to read more details- I blog at wiggsadoption.blogspot.com there's lots of pictures of the cleaning of the crafts room. I'm not a horder, I swear.View Thread
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin 2000mg daily, 12 rounds of clomid resulted in NADA. moved on to adoption.
You are young. This does not mean you have time to worry about it later.
At this point, you shouldnt really worry about the fertility part, but the future self health part of PCOS.
You should worry about the other things PCOS can cause. High Blood pressure, heart deases, diabetes.
Things to do now- Keep your weight under control. This does not mean always dieting, This means eating the right foods. Limit your carbs, sugars, and fatty foods, increase your fruit and veggies and lean meat.
Exercize. Take a walk around the block, window/wish shop at the mall, take a hike in the woods. Get up and get moving.
Get your blood sugar/insulin, thyroid, trigiserides, and cholesterol checked at least yearly. Your doc may recomend Metformin for the insulin levels, this will prevent you from having diabetes later.
Concider birth control if your cycles are very very irregular or the mood swings are intense. Avoid the implant or depo shots. you dont want a long lasting single dose thing.
Learn your cycles. Track your periods, and any PMS symtoms on a calender or online. Make sure you mention you have PCOS to every new doctor you see.
Do not assume just because you have PCOS, that you will not be able to have children. I know way more women that thought that and have 3 or 4 kids now, than who were right.
I started showing symtoms of PCOS at puberty, and had a probelm with depression and weight gain at 18/19, was finaly dxed at 23 and told I would be diabetic by 30. I was put on metformin by age 25 and I am 33 now without diabetes, but I didnt eat right, and am 270lbs, with high blood pressure and cholesterol. If I had known then what I know now...View Thread
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.