Friday, May 22, 2009

Welcome ICLWers!

I apologize this is late up front! I cannot believe we've already gone a month and it's time for ICLW again. Last month was my first time participating and I found so many new great blogs and fellow members of the IF community. I'm thrilled it's time again.

I'm a first grade teacher and today was the last day of first grade for the year. Needless to say it's been a busy and stressful week.

Here's a little bit about me and my infertility journey
Feb 02 Diagnosed with Endometriosis through lap.
June 03 married
Aug. 03 go off BCP
Aug-Dec 03 TTC on own
Jan-May 04 TTC with Dr. "home remedies" (old school dr.)
May-Sept. 04 TTC with help of Clomid
Oct 04 moved
March 05 annual visit, first mention of PCOS
June 06 PCOS diagnosis through BW must be on BCP or TTC can't just "wait and see"
I've been on BCP and Metformin ever since (don't have the money or emotional reserves necessary to proceed).

Husband goes back to school next week and hopefully in the next year or so we can start TTC actively again.

So no I haven't done IUI's IVF or any of the other things, but living with IF is hard no matter what place on the long road you occupy.

So welcome, and pardon my whining as of late, there's a lot of drama in my life... and this blog is my way of dealing.

17 comments:

https://pip.verisignlabs.com/authExchAction.do# said...

I think the worst thing about having a diagnosis when you aren't actively TTC is the total lack of hope - the knowledge that the journey will be hard before you even get there is just as heartbreaking as the journey being hard after a few tries.

WiseGuy said...

Good Luck for whatever time you get ready for active TTC....now that you have a diagnosis, you possibly will get the breathing space to understand that it may not be as easy as it seemed!

Good Luck!


*ICLW*

Jennifer said...

Happy Summer. Now that summer is here you can do some things for you and just relax for a bit :) :)

Beautiful Mess said...

YAY for summer! I hope you can enjoy it. I don't think you should ever complain for "whinnying" on your blog, because it's YOUR blog. I hope you can move forward in the next year and have a lot of success.
*ICLW*

jenn said...

I'm on the shoulder of the IF raod waiting around with PCOS too! We're waiting until after a big move to get into anything.

ICLW

katery said...

well, you're still waiting to start, so it's really all the same, ttc with any sort of infertility issue is all about waiting. good luck when you do start actively ttc!

Billy said...

Yes, living with IF is hard, no matter where you are.
Hope you get to have your child soon.

ICLW

BB said...

Thank you for the wishes! Here is wishing you good luck too! Hope you get back on the journey soon!

Kristin said...

Infertility sucks completely and its even worse when you are restricted in your options by the almighty dollar. Good luck to your husband with his schooling and best of luck in your future TTC efforts.

Stefanie said...

ICLW is a great opportunity to meet new bloggers, and I love it!

You're so right when you say that IF is hard no matter which road you're on. Wishing you well on your journey

~Stopping by for ICLW~

Lucy said...

Found you on ICLW. GL to you!

theworms said...

Here from ICLW. Enjoy your summer vacation, I hope you have some relaxing and enjoyable plans.

runamokamok said...

First graders! How exciting. I love that age. Husband and I actually first decided we were ready for children when we saw two parents at the airport with their school age child and all his wonder with the airplanes. Husband turned to me and said, "you know, I want a baby but what I really can't wait for is this little person that is ours and we can learn with him!"
I'm looking forward to hearing more of your story....
*ICLW*

In Due Time said...

I have PCOS too. The waiting sucks. We haven't done any treatments yet and probably won't for a few years until SO finishes grad school. Oy!

thebigif said...

Thanks for your constant encouragement! Hope you've had some down time since getting out of school. You are so right - IF is tough regardless of the stage. I hope your blog helps you cope with the drama in life. :) Enjoy your summer!

Lavender Luz said...

Nice to meet you, Erika.

Share a mojito with me?

katery said...

i hope you are able to start ttc again very soon!
iclw