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Hello to all our blessings,
I Cherelee(31) and Gary Ware(34) live in Durban,South Africa. I am a PA/Secretary and Gary is an Op's Coordinator. Gary and I have been together since high school - yes, yes some would say high school sweethearts, which I can happily agree. Our fate was sealed 15 years ago when he laid eyes on me. We are so blessed to have each other after all these years,still so in love. We purchased our home in 2015 shortly after getting married in hopes of being parents soon after, but this sadly hasn't become a reality since. Being happily married now for 5 years, it has become known that we have difficulty in trying to fall pregnant. It has been the most frustrating and an emotional roller-coaster for us as something so simple, isn't so simple because of many factors with my body.
First appointment after 6 months of trying I made an appointment with a local gynae, which didn't result in anything due to being misinformed. A few months later I booked the second appointment with a local hormonal therapist which diagnosed me with PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome), finally I felt I was getting somewhere. A year later after taking the tablets prescribed and not falling pregnant we decided to make a third appointment with a top fertility specialist in Durban,KZN, South Africa. He did a full check up, blood work and tube testing(excruciating pain for me, might I add) which lead to the results of me having a blocked Fallopian Tube. I was advised to do a Laparoscopy to rule out any further medical conditions.
The results of this procedure were the following:Removal of Endometriosis ,unblocking the one Fallopian tube (which was unsuccessful) and Drilling of the ovaries for the PCOS . This was not a procedure any women would want to go through and the recovery period is not for sissy's like me.But, it needed to be done regardless.Thankfully during this time I had Gary, family and friends by my side to help me through it.
So we were hopeful after this even though we only have one tube working. One home plan and two IUI's (artificial insemination) which again resulted in no pregnancy. Our hearts are shattered as we have had so many obstacles over these past years, with many crying nights and many sobbing prays of just asking to be healed and to bless me with a baby naturally.
So, Gary and I are hopeful in this next step of our journey and believe with God's blessing and the hand of our doctor we have a better chance doing IVF(In vitro fertilisation).We hope to raise funds for this extremely costly procedure which we have been advise would be our best chances of getting pregnant.
IVF is not medically covered by our medical aids in South Africa and is a hefty amount of R 100 000.00, which to be honest we don't have that kind of money laying around.Gary and I want to share this world with making a child of our own,resembling us which is just a beautiful miracle.
We are thankful to anyone that reads our story today and who can sympathise or to, try to understand our situation. We are hopeful and eternally grateful to those that can financially help us raise these funds to move forward with our next step.
All we want for Christmas is two pink lines...........
Cherelee & Gary Ware
Medication - Day 1 - Sunday 29th November 2020Update posted by Cherelee Ware at 07:58 am
***UPDATE: We are excited to share that we have started our medication - Day 1 which was on Sunday. Gary did the first dose which wasn't bad at all and I have had to continued doing them myself this week - I was scared but but it hasn't been that
BLOOD WORKUpdate posted by Cherelee Ware at 08:13 am
17.11.2020 So we finally made the appointment to do both our blood work today. Gary took it like a man and for me, Ouch...... We had a good hug in the parking lot which just makes everything better, even though it's just blood work. Next up, RESULTS and what medication