Sorry to hear your story. I am currently in the next stage from you. I too have PCOS, hyperplasia & other associated blood conditions & have struggled with weight & fertility my whole life. I recently turned 40 & had decided 18 months ago as a strong independent woman I was going to take the steps towards becoming a single parent. I went to IVF specialists who told me to lose weight, get fit & healthy, get a d&c & then we could start the process. So I did just that. I've lost 30kg in the last 9 months, my bloods are great & I had a d&c on 2nd March 2018. I had also saved all the money for my IVF treatments & associated costs, so I was ready to go. Last week I went to the clinic for my results and last clearance & was told it could no longer happen. I have CANCER! At that moment your life shatters & you realise everything you have been working for has gone. I met my oncology team today & I will have a full hysterectomy in 2 weeks. The roller coaster of emotions are normal & what you are dealing with is all a part of the stages you go thru. You are lucky enough to have a partner - hold him tight, cry on his shoulder, talk to him. He will be experiencing emotions as well and you will both need each others support. I don't have anyone to give me that big bear hug, & I have never felt so alone in my life. I too had a Mirena inserted & unfortunately it didn't agree with me. Try it, & stick with it if you can handle the side effects. It will protect your uterus & increase your chance of maintaining a pregnancy when you try again. Unfortunately for me I had the Mirena taken out after 3 months. Maybe once the emotions & stress of trying to get pregnant take a back seat for a while, the intimacy with your partner will become more enjoyable & you will want to have sex with him. One thing to think about is that estrogen feeds hyperplasia, PCOS is a double whammy on top, but stimulated IVF cycles are adding more hormones to your system & these hormones feed uterine/endometrial cancer. Don't leave it too long to start treatment. I wish I could have done this 3 years ago, but now I face reality of life as a single woman with no kids, having a full hysterectomy & surviving cancer! As a single woman there are no other options for me regarding children as Australian laws require me to be in a relationship for at least 2 years & I'm now in an age group of being not an ideal candidate!! You may still have other options so explore them all, & keep going until you have looked under every rock.... Good luck with your journey
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