This blog was originally to help me in my journey through grief, infertility, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, migraines, PTSD, and depression and, hopefully, to help others in similar struggles. In 2018, I’m ready to talk about our plans for the future and building our family through adoption!
In July 2016, I had my second excision surgery for severe endometriosis and I also had a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes). It was a heartbreaking time for me and my husband as we faced infertility and made these medical decisions, but we came through it with strength and love and a commitment to building a family together – whatever shape that takes. We’re pursuing infant adoption through a non-profit agency in our state.
Now in surgical menopause, I’m taking hormone replacement therapy (both estrogen and progesterone) and adapting to the changes. I’m hoping this surgery might be the last one I need and I can build from here to a much healthier, happier future.
Why snowdroplets? I wanted to convey both my sadness and my hope. Snowdrop flowers are a symbol of hope. Some will bloom in winter. Droplets I thought of as a symbol of tears. They also make me think of cleansing water and the life-giving properties of rain. Put together… snowdroplets.