ROLL CALL: Hey everyone! Thought I’d finally introduce myself on here!
Age (if you care to share): 31 (DH is 32)
TTC since: July 2013
TTC Recap: Stopped taking BCP in May 2013 after being on them since age 17. Had NO CLUE that I had PCOS until diagnosed by u/s in February 2014 at the age of 30. Only real PCOS symptom I had was irregular/nonexistent AF. Started seeing my RE in June 2014. I basically can go months without even getting AF, and seem to not ovulate at all without meds. Since then, I’ve been on Clomid multiple times (150 mg the last few times) and did 3 unsuccessful IUIs. DH’s numbers are good. I also have a very thin lining month after month. Currently in our first IVF cycle (egg retrieval is scheduled for this week).
Issues (if any): PCOS, annovulation, amenorrhea, thin uterine lining
Chart? I don’t chart anymore
Currently: Just days away from our first IVF cycle egg retrieval! My office considers that day CD0
Supplements/how are you going about your BFP: Prenatal vitamin, Folbic tab, baby aspirin, Menopur, Gonal-F, Cetrotide, trigger shots, about to start Progesterone injections as well…all part of the IVF regimen
When I get my BFP, I’ll celebrate by: I don’t even know…it still seems so unattainable but I’m sure I’ll be in shock and not think it’s real for a long, long time
If it’s not this cycle, we’ll: Well, I’ll probably be devastated…every new procedure we try I always think it’s going to work, so I’m trying hard to stay positive but also remain realistic that it might not work. Hopefully we will have some embryos to freeze, but I’m just taking it one step at a time.
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 positive and hopeful? I don’t know….I’m definitely not positive a lot of the time, but I try to be. I keep my mind off of it by working out, crafting, spending time with my pets, and just generally distracting myself.
What has been the hardest part of this journey for you so far? It was very hard when IUI #3 failed, especially bc we had 3-4 mature follicles and they even mentioned the possibility of triplets, which seemed more than we could have hoped for. To not even get one baby out of that just completely destroyed me. That, and the fact that it seems like pretty much everyone on the planet except for me is currently pregnant or already has a family. Not to mention that I’m asked on almost a daily basis if I’m pregnant yet/thinking about having kids. Really!?
Novella: So sorry to hear about your CP. 🙁 Happy early birthday