November 21, 2009
Continuing the theme from yesterday’s post about the fantastic community I’ve discovered online, over the next week I’m participating in November’s ICLW (International Comment Leaving Week). This is a great opportunity to find some new blogs, and get some new readers as well! I’m so excited to meet some new people and hear about their IF journeys…so in honor of ICLW, a quick recap of me and my blog!
My husband (S) and I got married in June of 2004 and threw out the BCPs in March of 2006. I had never had a regular period and suspected that we would have problems getting pregnant, so we started “trying” sooner than we might have. Good thing we did! After six months with no period, I got tested and was diagnosed with PCOS. The next step was Metformin, for several months, followed by Clomid, but still no period or ovulation.
In September of 2007, I started seeing an RE, who re-did some tests and two cycles of Clomid (ovulation, but long, un-trackable cycles), and then took us through two cycles of IVF (in February and June 2008). The first cycle produced 16 eggs, but only one mature embryo, and was a BFN. The second cycle had similar results, but I had some complications after ER (internal bleeding and OHSS), so we had to freeze our one embie. In November of 2008, we did an FET, which unfortunately was another BFN.
At that point, we had lost our insurance benefits, and decided to try to regulate my cycle “naturally” for a while. So for nine months, I did acupuncture, dieted (no dairy or sugar), took vitamins and herbs, etc. In all that time, I had one spontaneous ovulation, but no luck. I recently started seeing a new RE (the IVF director at Mass General Hospital in Boston) and have started back up with Metformin, in preparation for IVF cycle #3 in January. I’m SO hopeful that this January will be the end of my story!!
So anyways, that’s me – thanks for visiting!