I wanted to give a quick shout out to all of the ICLW peeps visiting. I just discovered it a few days ago and have read some great blogs! for those of you who don’t know what ICLW is, click on the link to the right with the little cartoon doggie – it will explain it all and there’s a list of blogs too. Most have to do with TTC experiences.. great idea!

Anyway, I wanted to give you all a quick background on me. There’s a TTC timeline on this blog too, but here’s the gist…

I am 35, DH is 36. We have 2 labradors and a cat and have been married for 10 years now, TTC for nearly that long. I have “unexplained infertility”. As we continue with our RE (Oregon Reproductive Medicine) I have found bit by bit that I have a hormonal imbalance which causes me to not ovulate. I didn’t respond to Clomid, and did 3 injection cycles which I did respond to, but ended up BFN each time. I ws supposed to start IVF this past March but my RE found that the fibroid I had was too big and ordered surgery. My abdominal myomectomy was March 11. I have been off work for 6 weeks and I go back next week.

DH and I will be trying one last natural cycle next month. Actually in a week. The big differences now are:

  1. No more fibroid pumping estrogen into my system!
  2. Dietary changes – I am mostly organic now and have cut back on everything processed, although I can’t resist peanut m&m’s 🙂
  3. Currently on BCP, which I am hoping will kick my next cycle into high gear.

If that fails I will have IVF in June/July. If THAT fails… well, I don’t know.

That’s my TTC life in a nutshell. Similar to others, with the same emotional rollercoaster that goes along with it. I try to stay positive, in fact my RE has commented on how positive I am despite the disappointments I have had.

It’s a front.

I am miserable through this. BUT I keep my hopes up that something will work this year and I will no longer have to deal with this.

I don’t only blog about TTC, if you read further you will know I am pretty random.

Now if you will excuse me my dog is kicking her water bowl around the kitchen. I think she’s trying to tell me something. 🙂