Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ICLW

I very much enjoy ICLW and hope to use this week to read about other people's stories, more to take my mind off of my own.

We're on a break for a month (or so). A brief history of my dh and I:

We've been married for 5 years. We first decided to throw out the OCP's two years ago. I always knew in the back of my head that conceiving would take time. I never knew how long! After about 10 months, I had some baseline testing done through my PCP and then my OBGYN. Did unmonitored clomid for 3 months and then moved on to the RE. With the RE, we did 3 clomid IUIs and now just had our 2nd unsuccessful injectible IUI. It hurts to even write this. While I knew we would struggle, I never knew it would be this much. I also had a laparoscopy/hysteroscopy over the summer to take a look at the girl parts. Good stuff.

So here's our diagnoses:
Me: less then perfect ovulator. Stage 1 endometriosis (that's less than exciting). Extrauterine fibroids (removed and probably not an issue in the first place)
DH: Great numbers but low morphology (2%) on the strict Krueger scale.

This is our journey. We crave crying babies, dirty diapers, and sleepless nights.

13 comments:

S said...

I hope you get pregnant soon!

Fran said...

happy ICLW week to you too my friend. It's a difficult road, no other way to see it, but we have to try again. Much love, Fran
ICLW

ifcrossroads said...

Happy ICLW week. Still thinking of you ...

Rachel said...

I hope your break is just what you need!

Marla.z said...

I'm still trying to figure out what taking a break really means, and how to accomplish it. I think I would have to completely remove my girly bits to truly stop trying. Somedays, I'd like to reach up inside, grab hold of them, yank, and flush them down the toilet. ;)

Good luck with your next round.

ICLW

A baby for Al? said...

I'm so sorry to read that the IUIs haven't worked yet. It's such a hard road already for me, and we haven't even gotten to an RE / IUIs yet.

I hope that you're successful on the next try. Try to enjoy the break month if you can.

ICLW

Shelley said...

Happy ICLW! I hope the break gives you the time or clarity you need!

karlindaadoption said...

Happy ICLW, and enjoy your 'break'. Here's hoping it's just what you need.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I know that craving! I hope that you get to satisfy it soon!

ICLW

Kelli said...

Stopping by from ICLW...

What a journey. I hope that you find some peace and clarity and answers as you wait this month...and that those dirty diapers and sleepless nights are in your very near future.

All the best to you!

iamstacey said...

Oh, how we all crave all things baby! Hope your break is just what you need to get a fresh perspective! I know the break I've been on has really helped me re-focus my energies so I'm not ALL ttc, ALL the time. Thank goodness.

Wishing 4 One said...

we so crave the same. wishing you a wonderful fall break and see you again soon. - happy ICLW

Krystal said...

Happy ICLW!

I pray that this much-needed vacation will be precisely what you and your husband need for your IF journey! I pray that God will grant you the desires of your heart!