- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
Hi Bees! I took some time off and i’m slowing allowing myself to get back into the crazy world of TTC-ing. Background: DH and I TTC’d for a year before starting IUI with the RE. After one failed IUI, I took Clomid and a trigger shot to induce Ovulation (never an issue for me) and DH’s numbers went from 12 mil to 60 mil in about four months’ time. We were pretty pumped and I started taking progesterone after the IUI procedure.
I got a positive blood test but the numbers were really slow and sluggish and after three trips to the hospital, my RE diagnosed me with an ectopic pregnancy. Two rounds of methotrexate and one week in the hospital later, the RE finally thought the “pregnancy” was shrinking. A month later I still had pain (but my blood work was zero) and at the end of January I had a lap procedure. The RE scraped out a great deal of fibron which acts as a sticky substance and can cause further ectopic pregnancies (although he didn’t believe it was what caused the ectopic, since the fibron was probably a reaction to the trauma of the ectopic). He also checked the tubes which were clear…..DURING this time, I noticed a lump on my shoulder but didn’t think much of it….until my family dr referred me to a plastic surgeon and so on….and fast forward 5 days ago, it was removed as it could be cancer. SO, DH and I are now ready to start TTC (since the growth was removed completely and is no longer in my body) but really not ready to get back into the insanity of it all. The ectopic pregnancy did something to me, it made me bitter, sad, angry and depressed. Last weeks’ surgery has been tough as well, but I honestly think I would have been able to deal with it a lot better if I hadn’t had the ectopic. Basically I’m not sure if i’m ready to get back into the swing of things but know that at the end of the day, the promise of that beautiful baby is so worth it….
Sorry for the novel 🙂
I wish all you ladies nothing but the best and for some that have your BFP’s, I wish you nothing but a healthy and happy pregnancy! I’m going to jump on here to stalk/check in but here’s my thingy just cause 🙂
Age (if you care to share): Me 32 and DH is 32
TTC since: October or November 2012
Issues (if any): DH had low count but after changing his diet, taking FertiliPro for Men and reducing his drinking, his numbers went from 12 mil. to 60 mil. My cycles are short although corrected by progesterone.
Currently: CD14, We BD’s this week but given all the previous months of it not working out and my less than awesome cycle last month (23 days), I’m not really thinking much of it. I AM however, being crazy, and taking progesterone kind of on my own because my RE wasn’t going to start treating me until next month. I do have the clear to ttc on my own though…I just decided to play doctor, I guess…..
Supplements/how are you going about your BFP: Prenatals, Vit D (2,000 units), Omegas….I’ve also switched to some chemical free products – aluminum free deoderant, flouride free toothpaste but that’s mostly just a personal decision and not a TTC decision.
When I get my BFP, I’ll celebrate by: I won’t celebrate, I will probably hold my breath until I hear a heartbeat, but eventually I WILL celebrate 🙂
If it’s not this cycle, we’ll: Not sure…probably IUI next month. While I am very hesitant for medical intervention, DH wants to get back in the game….
Since TTC after 12+ cycles (or with IF) issues, is a very different experience than a fertile couple trying in the first month, how do you stay connected to your SO?
A lot of talking, listening, crying, hugging, laughing and understanding that everyone deals with pain and loss differently.
WARM WEATHER! No more snow!!!!! 🙂