I'm a young 30-something married to the love of my life. Have been TTC since December 2006, with not even the slightest sign of sucess... IF has changed the landscape of our life, and set us on a course that we never could have forseen. So here we are, navigating through the land of infertility treatments, emotional rollercoasters, and dreams thus far unrealized. Despite our harshly infertile reality, we love each other deeply, and are blessed with two sweet puppies that are our 'babies' for now...
July 2010 - ET on 7/1 - transfer 2 embryos. Have a total of 5 embies to freeze as 'totcicles.'
6/26 ER - collect 27 eggs. Freeze 14. Fertilize the other 13. Of those, 11 fertilized.
June 2010 - IVF round # 2. Revised protocol. E2 levels stay under 5,000 (woohoo!) and develop 34 mature follicles.
April 2010 - start IVF round #1. E2 levels rise to 9,000. Develop 59 mature follicles. Disaster with HCG trigger shot - eggs never release. ER is a total wash, and ET is cancelled.
February 2010 - start IVF protocol, but cancel due to whacked-out hormones within the first week.
January 2010 - Consultation with new RE. Decide to make the switch!
October - December 2009 - Take a break, and save lots of dough!
March - September 2009 - First RE continues Clomid with monitoring for additional 3 months -- no success. Try 2 months of Femara and real IUI procedure -- no success. Recommendation from RE: move on to IVF.
September 2008 - February 2009 - Try Clomid to spur ovulation. No success. Finally "graduate" to the RE.
September 2008 - Start Metformin.
May - August 2008 - testing. Diagnosis: PCOS.
April 2008 - Have a 48 day cycle...but only BFN's. Decide it's time to go seek help from my Ob/Gyn.
Fall 2007 - ...Starting to realize something isn't quite right with my cycles... But remain stubborn and refuse to acknowledge problem or seek help.
December 2006 - Threw the BCP in the trash and decided to "benchline the goalies" from here on out.