I posted a few years ago on TSOAM about my struggle with PCOS and infertility and being overweight as a newlywed. When you get married that’s the question on everyone’s lips… “When are you two gonna have a baby?”. I got so tired of giving phony baloney answers like “Oh, we aren’t ready” or “We’re waiting a while”, that I started answering truthfully. I said “Because my ovaries are rotten and I can’t have children.”. People stopped asking after a while. How sad is that? I went though bouts of hating my body, feeling like a failure as a woman, I pushed my husband away, even at times questioning my faith. It got to the point where I didn’t even want to go see my friends who had babies. I couldn’t stand it, and I got angry at myself for feeling that way. I went to the doctor to see what could be done, and they told me oral contraceptives were my only option. Well, that helps me have babies how? After consideration I went ahead and took the pill for 2 years. It helped me manage my symptoms and reduced my cysts, but all of that does no good if it prevents me from getting pregnant! Doctors, right? I know. You do the math on that one. Anyway, After I posted to TSOAM, I received so much support and realized that so many women were affected by that disease, suddenly I didn’t feel so alone anymore. Here I am, 4 years later, 45 lbs down, a regular cycle, no pill, manageable symptoms… still with no children. But I’m not discouraged. I do have hope. It will happen when the time is right. I love TIAW/TSOAM and I am so thankful to have stumbled upon it.