Your Age/Partner’s Age: 36 (almost 37)…hubs is 33. That’s right, cougar here.
How long you have been together/married: Together 8 years, married coming up on 4.
How long you have been TTC: We pulled the goalies February 2014 and it’s been one heck of a crappy ride since then.
Known Issues/TTC History: Pulled the IUD and got pregnant that cycle. Ectopic in the right tube. MTX didn’t work so ruptured and had an emergency salpingectomy. Got pregnant again the month we came off the bench (had to wait 3 months because of the MTX), this time in the left tube. Lost leftie. Proceded to IVF where we learned that despite being effing awesome at getting pregnant, my AMH was in the toilet…also some other fun stuff, like hashimotos (but without symptoms and actually hypERthyroid…suppressed TSH and massive thyroid antibodies, but no symptoms), low vitamin D, poor responder, whatevs…I lose track of it all now.
I suck at IVF, apparently. Have done 3 retrievals and 2 transfers of 2 blasts each, all big fat failures. (Not a BFP, but a BFF?) That includes the transfer of 2 PGS normies, gorgeous, hatching and hatched…my poor tired ovaries are giving up the ghost and refuse to produce much and so we picked a donor.
On the boy side of things, hubs’ swimmers get a gold star.
Your TTC plans for the next few months: (fertility meds, supplements, OPKs, BBT charting, NTNP, etc)
We picked a donor about a week or 2 ago, she got her period TODAY. We met with the donor coordinator TODAY. She will be starting BCPs in the next day or so, I will be calling and probably starting up with my good friend lupron (liquid rage) when shark week starts up, some FDA testing, some crazy protocols that may or may not work, but at this point its like spaghetti: we throw everything at the wall and see what sticks.
Think good thoughts at the donor please-I’ve done 3 retrievals so I know what she’s going through…I’m trying to think of some ideas for a gift for her at retrieval…a care package of the things that made me feel better post retrieval, maybe a token-y type gift?
Anyway. That’s jumping the gun. The motto of IVF land is “don’t get ahead of yourself.”
Just for fun – and because I like this one: post an infertility meme here: