Post # 1
As I’ve posted on several threads in the past few days (sorry bout that!), I’m on my first cycle of Clomid treatment.
This past week my husband’s grandfather died, and they were very very close. DH was devastated. We were scheduled to BD the day he found out of his death, and the day of the funeral. I didn’t want to pressure him at all, but he insisted himself that we continue to ttc due to the heavy medication I’m taking, and also because he really wants a child! So the first day we BD with no problem. The day of the funeral, however, he couldn’t…not only was he upset, but because I’m so dry (due to the Clomid), his penis got red, swollen, and has a small scratch on his outer foreskin.
Have any other bees had life events or physical situations get in the way of medicated ttc cycles?
I’m disappointed because it seems this will greatly affect the chances of whether I get pregnant this cycle or not.
I thought I already ovulated, but I think an immature follicle burst before, and now my mature follicle seems to be ready to burst today. The past few days we couldn’t BD due to the redness and scratch. :-/
We’re going to try again today, but I’m worried that we’ll basically only have one BD session that would potentially lead to conception.
The last time we BD’d it would be 5 days before ovulation….not great chances.
I’m so bummed.
Post # 3
@Evie19: First of all, I’m so sorry for his loss 🙁
Just remember it only takes ONE SPERM to get pregnant. If it doesn’t work this cycle, you’ll just have to try again next month! See if there’s a lubricant you can use that will help the dryness thing, I think there’s one that is supposed to be good for TTC but I don’t know what it is.
Good luck, I’m sorry this cycle didn’t go perfectly but it isn’t over til it’s over!
Post # 4
The same exact thing happened to me over the summer. We had to take a break TTC for 3 months because of a prior loss and it was our first month back on and my DH’s grandfather died. He said he was still okay to DTD, but he really wasn’t into it and I think he actually might have faked it 🙁
Life does have a way of interrupting sometimes, but who knows…it might be for a reason!
Best of luck.
Post # 5
@DaneLady: You’re right! There’s always hope. I am just wishing I’m one of those very lucky couples who get pregnant on their first round!
The lube you’re thinking of is preseed I think. I’m definitely going to get it for the second round…if there is one…which there probably will be. SIGH.
Thanks also for your condolences.
Post # 6
@KateByDesign: Thanks. It’s already difficult to deal with fertility issues, but when other life problems get in the way, it just makes it all the more frustrating.
I’m sorry for your losses.
I know it would be helpful to reach acceptance about the fact that I just can’t control *when* it will happen.
Post # 7
I’m really sorry for your loss. How frustraing that it got in the way of TTC, especially on your first Clomid cycle.
Definitely get pre-seed. I love it! It can be pricey, but it’s super comfortable and very easy to use.
Post # 8
@kate02121: Thanks for the compassion.
If I see a BFN, my next move will be to order preseed from amazon immediately! lol