I finally have decided to start my own blog. Although I created this blog a while ago it has taken me a long time to write this first post. I was hoping that I would be pregnant by now and that I could have a blog about pregnancy instead of a blog about infertility. But atlas, it seems the universe has other plans for me.
I have been lurking on other infertility blogs for several months and love
the community that I have seen. I think it is finally time that I join in. And
medically speaking, tomorrow will be 1 year of trying to conceive, so I will
officially be infertile.
So here is my back story:
My husband K and I started dating in high school. We went to college
together and got married after graduating. We have been married for 2.5 years.
I am a medical student and he works with computers.
We started trying to conceive in January 2011. My mom had been diagnosed
with brain cancer and I wanted to have a child while she was alive. I came off
of my birth control and 50 days later no period – I must be pregnant right?
Took a test, BFN. So I go into my OB/GYN who says I didn’t ovulate and puts me
on provera to induce my period. Repeat exactly the same scenario twice more. K
and I decide to be more proactive, as I still have not ovulated after 6 months.
So I started on clomid and try 50, 100, and 150 mg with no ovulation on any
dose. During this time my mom passes away. I was completely devastated, but we
kept ttc the whole time.
My OB/GYN refers me to an RE who has me try femara. We also preform a SA on
K for good measure and discover he has low sperm count and motility so she
recommends we do IUIs. We try one cycle with femara and IUI but get a BFN. Then
we try a second cycle with just femara, as we were on vacation during my
fertile window, another BFN. We are currently at the start of a new cycle and
meeting with our RE to discuss our plans for this cycle.
I hope that this blog can tell our story. I will do my best to be open and
honest. If you realize while reading this blog that you know us in real life please
talk to me about it – we could all use a friend during this journey.