Tuesday, April 6, 2010
It was almost five years ago when I got the news. I still remember that day very clearly. I had researched my symptoms prior to seeing the doctor, so I had some idea on my diagnosis. However, hearing the words from a specialist, "your ovaries are the size of a woman in her late 40's" was not what I had expected to hear. Sure, you know the diagnosis is Premature Ovarian Failure, but what does that mean? It's not like my friends or family members have it. Then, as I sat with my boyfriend at the time (now amazing husband) listening to everything the doc told us, my eyes filled with tears. I couldn't believe this was actually happening to me. When the doc said my chances of conceiving my own biological child was only 5-10%, the tears flowed. I always wanted a big family (I'm an only child), and the news were absolutely crushing to me. I never heard of an egg donor until this day.