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