Your Age/Partner’s Age: 33/34
How long you have been together/married: 9 years/ 3 years
How long you have been TTC: I don’t even know anymore. 2.5 years?
Known Issues/TTC History: Dr. initially thought very mild PCOS based off irregular ovulation and possible hirsutism. All other testing for both of us has been normal. My thyroid was very so slightly hypothyroid (by some standards) at 3.99 so he has me on 0.25mcg of sythroid to keep it below 2.5.
We did 4 IUIs, 2 with clomid and 2 with letrozole/menopur. No success on any of them. I did a retrieval cycle in September. They removed 2 fibroids during retrieval. They retrieved 10 eggs, 8 mature and fertilized, and by day 6 we had 3 embryos to freeze. They are (if I remember correctly) 5AA, 4BB, and 5BC. No PGS testing.
Your TTC plans for the next few months: (fertility meds, supplements, OPKs, BBT charting, NTNP, etc)
I am starting meds for FET (lupron, estrogen, progesterone, methyprednisolone) soon and tentative transfer date is 12/6/16. We will be transferring the 5AA. With transferring one the doctor said 50% success rate and two 60% rate. So we decided it’s better to transfer one at a time.
Just for fun: I love to read, and lately I have found reading to be a great “escape” from the difficult reality that is TTC with infertility. What are you currently reading? Share your favorite authors or “must read” stories!:
Oh geez. So my goal was to read 25 books this year, I don’t know why. I barely read 20 books last year. It’s just difficult for me to find time with work. I’m currently reading R.L. Stine’s Red Rain – which I don’t really recommend. But prior to that I read Shangai Girls and Dreams of Joy by Lisa See, and I raelly enjoyed those.
My degree and job are centered around patients who are severely mentally ill. Sometimes I enjoy reading such books even though I need a break from work once in a while. You might be interested in reading “Brain on Fire” and “When Rabbit Howls” and (I think it was, it’s been a long time) “Crazy All the Time: On the Psych Ward of Bellevue Hospital” (that last one is basically what I do for work).