So you want to know a bit of my history, eh?

Why, hello there

Quick rundown about me since that is what this section and blog is really about, right? I am 29 years old. I live in Chicago. I am married to the love of my life who pisses me the fuck (Oh and sometimes I have a potty mouth ) off sometimes but he always brings me back to a good place. I have a temper. Maybe I should have led with that. We have been married for 4.5 years and have been together for 8 years. We both work full time and we live in a high-rise condo.

We have been trying to conceive for over a year. We are the same age but we were having problems. I am not the type of person to just leave things to chance. I am task oriented like that (anal 😉 ). I since I stopped my BC, Implanon, I have been charting my cycles and using the ovulation predictor kits. Nothing. Then my OBGYN referred me to an infertility specialist.

We started with an HSG. My tubes were open (that son of a bitch dye hurt!) so I was very happy but then he said he saw a mass. I freaked out for 3 days until my next check up when he confirmed that I had multiple and large polyps in my uterus. So I went in for a Polypectomy. Don’t google that, it will mess your mind up if you watch a video! The twilight anesthesia was interesting and the most relaxed I have felt in a while until I heard him say he might have dented my uterus but only slightly! I don’t remember anything else, but I sure as hell remembered that!

On our next visit the doctor us know that we would start with the IUI cycle as soon as I stopped the BCP that I was on. My husband has a below average sperm count and motility. We did our very first round of IUI with Clomid on 01/18/13. I didn’t open my legs for 36 hours after that even though the doctor and nurses assured me that nothing could fall out.  Unfortunately I was not pregnant that cycle but my 2nd IUI will most likely be this week (2/17-2/22).

6/4/13 Update!

Started our IVF cycle on 5/27/13.  Currently on day 9 of stims w/ Follistim.  I down regulated on Lupron.  Crazy side effects on Lupron, none really on the Follistim.  I have almost 40 follicles as of my last scan and RE thinks the Egg Retrieval will be this Friday!  I am crazy nervous but happily excited!

6/8/13 – IVF cancelled due to high E2 levels and high risk of ohss.  I had 45 gorgeous and big follicles.  Sigh.

I want this blog to be a place where I can come to be truly expressive of what I am feeling whether it be about trying to conceive, infertility issues, my job, my husband or some random a-hole who pisses me off on the subway. I hope someone finds me a bit humorous but most importantly can relate and know that even though this is a disease that few speak about, there are others out there with a sense of humor who are going through it too.

*UPDATE* 12/30/13

May – June: IVF #1 = BFN (Cancellation due to OHSS)

July: Surprise! Major Back Surgery

September: Switched Reproductive Endocrinologists

October – November: IVF #2 Fresh Transfer: BFN

December: IVF#2 Frozen Embryo Transfer = …………………….BFP!!!!!!

11/8/13: Egg Retrieval

12/13/13: 6 day Frozen Embryo Transfer

12/20/13: Positive Home Pregnancy Test!!

12/23/13: Beta number was 132!

12/26/13: Beta number was 372!

1/3/14: 1st Ultrasound!!!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. IVFfervescent gal
    Jun 14, 2013 @ 21:29:23

    I’ll be following your journey. Thanks for sharing your experiences, it’s really helping me to feel less alone in all this. Best wishes being sent to you from Bondi Beach.


  2. PCOS and Paleo
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 23:23:09

    I wish you lots of luck on your journey. You may not want unsolicited advice, but I have a good tip for you. I have been through 4 iui’s, two fresh IVF, and two frozen IVF. My first fresh, we triggered because my e2 was scaring the doc and I didn’t end up with as many mature eggs (though I was lucky to not be cancelled–i’m so sorry that this was your experience). The second fresh cycle I was gluten free, and it had an amazing effect on the entire cycle. I had no weight gain, no bloating, and the best part was that it kept my E2 totally in check so that I got to stim a couple more days and ALL eggs were mature. It sounds like you might have a touch of PCOS (that is a TON of follies which may not be a good thing), and might really benefit from cutting out certain foods. If you don’t want the unsolicited advice, I’m so sorry to intrude. I wish you luck and success with this terrible journey. I hope soon we both have our babies on board.


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