Monday, February 5, 2007

The Obligatory Intro Post

How many people set out trying to have a baby just *knowing* that they're infertile? That's me.

I've known since I was 18, when my doctor told me I'd never conceive children naturally. She didn't tell me why, she just told me I'd need medical intervention. I was upset at the time, but I didn't really have a clue how much that would entail, or the impact it would have on me.

Flash forward 7 years later, DH and I were just married, and beginning our TTC journey. I was hopeful, excited, and entirely too ecstatic (as most new TTC'ers are), but there was always something in the back of mind; this little cloud as that day in the doctor's office flashed in my mind. Even though I *knew* it wasn't going to happen naturally, I clung to the hope that the doctor was wrong. I read the TTC girls bible, Taking Charge of Your Fertility, bought a BBT thermometer, and got to baby making.
Three years later, no baby, and I've burned the TCOYF book and thermometer in effigy.

My RE says I have PCOS, so I've been on Metformin for almost a year. In June I had a laparoscopy and had fibroids removed. Boy, that was fun. I've done two unsuccessful cycles of Clomid, and we're about to move onto injectible meds with IUI.

I've jokingly told Hubby that with a little ingenuity and some turkey basters, we could make a bunch of money marketing At Home IUI's.

3 comments:

Baby Blues said...

Hi PB! I remembered my first post. I started my blog to vent and write about my frustrations with infertility. I was surprised to receive comments and I felt good knowing that someone out there actually read and understood what I was going through. Reading other blogs also just reaffirmed the frustrations and disappointments I've been experiencing. I hope you find the comfort I found in knowing that we're not alone in this. I'll be checking on you. I hope you don't mind if I place you on my blogroll?

Princess Barren said...

Thanks for stopping by, BB! Being able to let my frustrations out (in a constructive and non-violent manner of course) is the best part of blogging!
(Oh, and of course you can place me on your blogroll!)

Kel said...

Thanks for the comment. Like you, clomid didn't do a thing for me so we start injectables in the next week or so. Let's hope that both of our infertility blogs turn into pregnancy blogs soon! I'll keep checking in on you.