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Chocolate Cyst. No, This Is Not A Recipe Post.

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If you read my previous post on trying to conceive, you know that my husband and I went to see the ob/gyn to try to get me pregnant. By my husband, I mean. Not by the ob/gyn. Of course. You know what I mean.

Anyway, the first visit was in September 2012, and on the next visit (October 2012), the ob/gyn prescribed me the contraception pills (Diane) for three months to help maintain my imbalanced hormonal level. The medication was heaven, actually, at least for my skin. I was no longer an acne-prone wife when I regularly consumed Diane.

In January 2013, after I had stopped taking the contraception pills and my male hormone did not run amok anymore--I had it tested, the doctor prescribed me Utrogestan, which is a kind of fertilizer in the hope enlarging my egg cells and causing them to ovulate. And the transvaginal USG result did not disappoint either. My egg cells were quite big, not big enough, but at least bigger than they had usually been. Take a peek at my inside:

The USG result was…

PCOS. Polycystic What??

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Saat calon suami dan saya bertemu dengan pastor sebelum menikah, ada satu pertanyaan standar dari beliau yang harus dijawab semua pasangan yang akan menikah: "Bagaimana jika tidak dikaruniai anak?"

Saat itu akhir tahun 2010, dan saya tidak siap menjawab pertanyaan itu. Setelah itu calon suami juga berkata, "Ngga pernah terpikir ya ngga punya anak? Masa sih kita ngga dapet anak?"

Kami menikah di awal tahun 2011 dan tidak ngebet cepat punya anak. Santai gitu, ingin menikmati masa pacaran berdua dahulu. Jadi kami on dan off dalam menggunakan "pengaman." Tetapi setelah dua tahun tidak tekdung (baca: mengandung) juga, saya mulai curiga. Jangan-jangan saya atau suami tidak subur.

Di akhir 2012, kami merasa sudah siap punya anak dan memutuskan ke dokter untuk memeriksakan kesuburan. Kami ke dr. Frans O. H. Prasetyadi, Obstetrician & Gynecologist (Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine) yang praktek di Jl. Diponegoro, Surabaya (sekarang sudah pindah tempat…