My name is Krystal, I'm 30 years old, married for 9 years so far to my Sailor. We've tried to get pregnant for about 8 years, fertility treatments and all, then gave up, but evidentally got pregnant just a few days before I started NuvaRing. I have lots of illnesses and was on a lot of meds for them. I've been taken off nearly all my meds, or had them replaced with something else and everything else is on hold until after the baby is born. I have Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes Type 2, Migraines, Kidney Disease Stage 1, PCOS, Necrobiosis Lipopedia Diabectorum, Narcolepsy, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Hypertension, Gerd and I'm sure many others that I can't think of. Pregnancy has helped me out greatly with my pain due to the arthritises and such.
I know a lot of you must be thinking "what is she thinking having a baby"? I know because I HAD a really good friend preaching abortion to me and an OBGYN saying I should have never gotten pregnant and should abort. I wear my illnesses as a badge, I am not your typical "sickly sick" person. Yes I am disabled, yes I have some horrible illnesses, yes I take lots of meds and yes some of them are Class C. Just because a person is "sick" does that mean they shouldn't have children (someone pissed me off about that earlier). I've always pictured myself as being a mother someday, and was devistated when I was told I would never conceive. Maybe since I'm so sick I shouldn't have tied down a man to make miserable as my husband, maybe I should just never have tried or strived for anything in life. But I try and strive to be the best I can be in my eyes. I try to play nice, but some people are just so damn stupid they need a little sand thrown in their eyes to make them see more clearly.
Educate yourself before you form an opinion. Think before you speak. Of course the people that don't do either of these make me laugh and sometimes I need a good chuckle!