A Broken Dream

A Broken Dream: What caused me to be infertile?

At the age of 12 I was told by my mother that the doctor said “she may have difficulty having a child later in life”.  I cried to my mother then because I knew I always wanted to start a family. Although I was not ready for a child and wasn’t even sexually active I still dreamed of being a mother one day when the time was right. To hear those words it devastated me. I did not understand what was going on at the time. I was young with a lot of life to live and there wasn’t much I could do for my fertility. This was a fight I knew I would have to face one day but would I be ready when the time came?

A blessing and a curse:

Location of appendix and ovary

Leaving the hospital after a 17 day stay was the greatest feeling in the world. I was 12 years old when my appendix ruptured which caused a mass infection in my abdomen. Normally when your appendix ruptures the poison from inside the organ can cause immediate death but by miracle mine did not and it took the doctors almost 10 days before they decided to do an exploratory surgery to even know it was my appendix that had ruptured. It wasn’t until then they conducted an appendectomy and cleared the excess infection from my surrounding organs. The trauma my premature body had endured was extreme and the healing from the procedure was even worse. At that age I was still immature and I just remembered asking about the scar on my stomach.  I had a nasty scar that went vertically down my belly button.  I was so shallow then my 12 year old mind was only concerned about my image. I’m thinking how am I gonna wear a belly shirt when I turn 15 or get my belly pierced at 16? I didn’t realize that I could have died and if it wasn’t for this scar I wouldn’t be alive right now and that the same thing that saved my life could possibly prevent me from creating another life.

Scar tissue is the devil:

After having my appendix removed I had a lot of excess scar tissue in my abdomen. The appendix in a woman is very close to their right ovary and fallopian tube. Unfortunately for me when my appendix ruptured the infection that formed had reached my ovary.  The doctors told my mother that my right ovary and some of my colon had a lot of scar tissue that they tried their best to remove. A couple years later I actually had to have another laparoscopic surgery to remove more scar tissue because it began to cause me health complications. That was the final surgery I have had since then thank god because I found an herb that actually removed the rest in my body naturally (I’ll talk about later). All I can say is that god is great and that are bodies are miraculous.

Scar tissue on your fallopian tubes and ovary

Follow your dreams:

Fast forward and I am a young 23 year old woman who was ready to start a family but having a hard time conceiving. Since I knew I had this history of trauma to my ovary I had a feeling the scar tissue could be the culprit. I wasn’t sure where to start but after doing some research and regulating my period but still no luck with conceiving, I realized I was going to need to see a fertility specialist. My boyfriend had already had a sperm analysis and his soldiers were marching strong as they would say lol. So it was all on me and I felt all the pressure. Why cant I do what my body is so called made to do? I didn’t know at the time but I was going to find out by any means necessary. I was determined to make my dream of having a baby come true.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike bruce says:

    Wow Tab I had no idea

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    1. Wilhelmima cunningham says:

      Amazing ur blessed to live to share ur journey with use very well put together

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      1. mariejenn says:

        Yes I am happy to share my story

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    2. mariejenn says:

      Thanks cousin yes this is a huge part of my testimony in life

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  2. LaTonya Allen says:

    Awesome Testimony Cousin. Someone can gain hope from your journey.

    Tonya

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    1. mariejenn says:

      Thank you that is what I hope to do I appreciate you reading

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  3. Nicki crosby says:

    This is very informative and I’m very happy that things worked out for you and your hubby. Your blessed parents ❤️💯

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    1. mariejenn says:

      Thank you I appreciate it

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