Thursday, September 20, 2012

September ICLW

Hello folks visiting from ICLW!  I know I'm a day early, but I'm going to be out of town for the next three days at a conference/open house for my hobby/board gaming business.

I'm Jamie, I'm 32 years old, married to JP  for almost 2 years (but together for 6).  I am 14 months post-op, roux-en-y (RNY) gastric bypass surgery.  Since beginning my weight-loss journey, I have lost 146 pounds.  I suffer from Non-Classic Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), which effects my fertility very similarly to PCOS.  Untreated it causes elevated testosterone levels, insulin resistance, anovulation, etc.   Despite these hurdles, I am 16 weeks pregnant with my first child.  More of my IF history, and more details about RNY can be found in the tabs toward the top of the page.  If you have any questions for me, please feel free to ask!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!  I look forward to stopping by your home on the web when I get back from my trip!


  1. Wow!! CONGRATS on your pregnancy!!! You've come so far in weight loss and I'm super proud of you!!! How are you feeling with everything?

    HAPPY ICLW!! :)

  2. Hi from ICLW! Congratulations on your pregnancy!! and weight loss!! I am excited to follow along! :)

  3. Hello from ICLW! Congrats on the baby bump! You have overcome a lot for this baby and I wish you all the best for this pregnancy!!

    ICLW #3

  4. Congratulations on your pregnancy and your weight loss!! Wonderful!

    Happy ICLW!

  5. I found your blog through ICLW; I forgot to sign up for it myself this month.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy and weight loss. I hope that everything from here on out goes smoothly for you.

  6. Hi from ICLW...congrats!!!

  7. Hi from ICLW. Congrats on the weight loss and your pregnancy!

  8. Hi from ICLW! Congratulations on your successful bypass surgery and subsequent pregnancy!

  9. Jamie, Congrats on your pregnancy and weight loss. Glad I founf your blog. I am diagnosed with mild NCAH (high DHEAS and testosterone levels due to dysfunctional adrenal glands) and we got pregnant after 2 years TTC (after an ectopic pregnancy) and after 2 failed IUIs we got pregnant miraculously during our 'break' month before IVF.Were you put on dexamethasone and metformin before you got pregnant?

    1. Wow! Congratulations! It's so nice to see someone with my similar struggles also pregnant! I was indeed on dexame.thasone prior to pregnancy, and Metf.ormin prior to my surgery. Best of luck to you, I plan to follow along with your blog!