Thursday, April 21, 2011

IComLeavWe: April 2011

I saw this idea of ICLW on another blog I follow and thought it was a great idea.  So here I am sharing about me with others and learning about their life and struggles in the process.

Matt and I started TTC 2.5 years ago and never thought we would be where we are today.  We did the usual year of trying on our own with no luck before Matt got a semen analysis done.  It turned out we were dealing with MFI with a low count and low motility.  We were referred to a specialist in January 2010 and spent that year going through 9 IUIs, 4 with injectables.  Still no luck.  Towards the end of the year we made the decision to pursue IVF.  We switched insurance companies and changed to a RE's office a little over an hour away so that we could get coverage for 3 attempts.  We were set to get going with IVF (retrieval would have been next week) and everything looked good until I repeated a saline sonohysterogram.  I had a small, pea-sized polyp growing in my uterus.  With that came the postponement of our IVF and surgery on April 8th to have it removed.  Everything went well and my post-op is next week on Thursday.  I'm hoping that we can get back on track and continue into the world of IVF soon.

This ride of infertility has been a roller coaster in our life.  We try to stay optimistic but it is hard at times.  I use my blog to vent my frustrations and let out what I'm feeling.  I'm lucky to have such a wonderful husband who lets me be moody and sad when I need to.  I've also found great comfort in a group of women from my original clinic in a support group.  We've shared our ups and downs with each other and I am so unbelievably grateful for them.

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
-- Les Brown


  1. Hi, Lora!
    Hoping that next Thursday you will be cleared to proceed with IVF. I can only imagine how hard it must have been for you to have IVF postponed at the last minute. It seems that on our IF journey all that we do is wait, wait, wait (I am on my 2ww by the way :) ).
    I really wish that this IVF cycle is THE ONE for you and you will be able to bring home a baby.

    Happy ICLW!!!

  2. Happy ICLW!

    I am sorry to hear that your IVF cycle was postponed but hope that you are given the all clear next week and you can get back on track. This journey is hard enough without having extra waiting time involved. I wish you the best of luck and hope that your BFP is very close. xx

  3. waiting is the worst, it seems so much of this IF journey is spent waiting. I hope that next week brings the all clear and you can get moving again.

  4. stopping by from iclw. hope you get to jump on the roller coaster of ivf soon (well, actually i wish none of us had to, but if you must, i hope you get to soon!). the waiting theme of IF sucks for sure!

  5. Hello from ICLWland! I will keep my fingers crossed for your follow-up on Thursday, and for your journey thereafter!

  6. I just cannot get over how resilient some women are, and you are no exception! I hope that should this infertility journey take me as far as IVF, that I am half as put-together as you seem to be.

    Thank you so much for sharing your story, and I hope that your next cycle is a go! Happy ICLW, and thank you for stopping by my page! :)

  7. Returning the visit! Glad to hear the operation went well and I really hope the post-op goes well next week.

  8. Hi - Just stopping by from ICLW. I'm glad your surgery went well and you are ready to move on. Good luck with your first IVF. I really hope it all works out for you and that 2012 will be the pick me up you deserve.

  9. Hi Lora- Just wanted to stop by and say hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following you now and will be rooting you on through your IVF journey! Much love, Krista