Last month I had my annual lady appointment with my lady doctor. That's not blog worthy but the story is!
Over 6.5 years ago I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which is the leading cause of infertility in women. PCOS affects as many as one in four women in the U.S. Essentially women with PCOS have hormonal levels that are out of whack, causing them not to ovulate regularly, thus making getting pregnant pretty darn difficult. There are a slew of symptoms (many that I displayed and many I did not) and some pretty serious long-term affects.
After we miraculously got pregnant with Asher I wondered if God had healed my PCOS diagnosis. I couldn't understand how I got pregnant otherwise. But I couldn't be re-tested until after I'd finished nursing my babe and my hormone levels got back to normal. But I sensed my PCOS was my past, not my present or future.
So back to last month. I asked my lady doctor if she'd re-test my hormone levels because signs showed I'd been healed from PCOS. She ordered a simple blood panel work up. A week later, she email me the results. Here was her response:
7/8/2013 9:07 AM PDTHi April,Good news - all of your blood level hormone tests were normal. No evidence of polycystic ovarian syndrome at this time.
I don't know why I had PCOS - or for how long...although my personal bias blames a lot on 7+ years on the pill and the food I ate.
I don't know when or why my PCOS was healed - although I suspect it was a lot for my journey of personal brokenness and that God wanted to give us our three kids miraculously, in the order he did! But I'm so very grateful for the healing that's taken place in my body. I feel better than ever.
Thank you, Jesus!