My Fertility Story

I am 33, love of my life is 39.  I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus (SLE) from 2005 and by some miraculous reason, my doctor took away my diagnosis last year.  Through several tests, he found nothing except Sjogren’s antibodies.  Won’t publicize hubby’s medical status out of respect on a blog.  Let’s just say, to this point, our infertility has been Unexplained.

Growing up as a pseudo-only-child (my sisters were much older than me), I’ve always envisioned having a large family.  Well, as life happens, I found myself pregnant my senior year in high school with a beautiful baby boy.  A year later, we married and had a 2nd child.  Then we split.  While raising my 2 children, I finally got to the point where I could start taking charge, so to speak.  Instead of dealing with issues as they come, I could plan ahead, set goals, and accomplish them!  I met my other half 5 years ago and we married last year.  Right away we knew we wanted to start having children.. haha.. if it were only that easy.. Now over a year into it, the only thing planned about trying to havechildren is the schedule of medication, shots, and follow-up appointments.

Now with 2 healthy, happy teenage boys growing up so quickly, I’ve started to realize our big family will now have to include pets and shoes…

We are seeing a highly recommended RE in our location.  I have personally seen success stories among friends and coworkers.

Though we’re over a year into this, I still feel like I’m a newbie.  I don’t know all the acronyms and I don’t know all the terms.. But here’s a bit of what we’ve been through:

November 2011: First appointment, blood tests, HSG (cleared one tube), all normal, Femara + Timed Intercourse

December 2011: Femara + Timed Intercourse

Jan/Feb 2012: Femara + IUI

Feb/Mar 2012: Femara + IUI

Mar/Apr 2012: Femara + Timed Intercourse (Travelling)

Apr/May 2012: No Meds + IUI (Ovarian Cysts)

May 2012: Femara + IUI

June 2012: Femara + Ovidrel + IUI + Progesterone

July 2012: Femara + Ovidrel + IUI + Progesterone

August 2012: Birth Control (getting ready for IVF) bled ALL month

Aug/Sept 2012: Chinese Medicine + Prayer + Au Naturale

Sept/Oct 2012: First Modified Natural IVF (Fingers Crossed) Taking a break for the holiday season.

Jan 2014: After a year-long break, we’ve decided to give it another go. Final IVF Consultation/HSG

Feb 2014: Birth Control, Stims, Egg Retrieval 13 Eggs, 4 Frozen, no transfer, prep for FET

Apr 2014: FET (Transfer) BFP!

4 Comments

  1. Hey! I was reading my friend of a friends blog and thought of you! She has an ebook that I started to read and am going to get because its on sale until Thanksgiving… anyway it is her story with infertility and how God is working in her life. I thought you might want to check it out as she has been a great source of encouragement to me. Hope you like it!! Take care and have a very happy holiday taking a break and just being!
    http://natashametzler.com/2012/11/17/failed-adoptions-week-of-thanks/

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