Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Welcome to my World

I'm starting this blog so I have somewhere to express my thoughts, my frustrations, my ups & downs, tears & my fears that come with infertility. It is a positive way to express my feelings, get to know others in similar situations, learn more about infertility, and possibly lend some support.

I don't feel comfortable talking about this journey over on my other
blog since it is made public to all my friends & family so I'm hoping that writing about my experiences & sharing them with you all who have "been there" will help me deal with & get through the issues that are presented before me.

So, without further ado, here is my story...

MY hubby & I got married May 2004. April of 2007 we decided it was time to get started on a family so I stopped taking birth control pills after being on them for eighteen years. We have been on the emotional roller coaster TTC-ride ever since. You can read about our IF Journey over there on the right....

Even though we have been TTC for over 3 years now with no success, I haven't given up on my quest to have children...not quite yet anyway. I am 37 years old & have been diagnosed with "unexplained infertility". After my 1st appt with the RE, all my bloodwork came back normal as well as the saline hysterosonogram & the laparoscopy. The hubby's SA was within normal limits. There isn't any history of fertility problems on either side of my family and I had normal periods before, during & after going on/off the pill. I have spent the last 3 years peeing on OPK sticks as well as charted my temps & have "checked" my cervical mucous more times than I care to count. According to all that, it seems I have no problem with ovulation. So I guess it is a "mystery" why we haven't been fortunate enough to be blessed with a child!?

I am looking forward to using this blog as a place I can go to write down my thoughts as I struggle through this infertility journey. I also hope that I can try to figure out how to stay upbeat and positive about this whole process and in the meantime, enjoy life. I also hope that this blog can help others as well as give them a sense that they are not alone in this.
I know and understand how difficult every day can be once you have gotten that BFN month after month, or that infertile diagnosis or have had to face the misfortune of a loss! I have unfortunately been there...

So as you read on & share this journey with me, please feel free to leave a comment or share your story with me. Any thoughts would be very much appreciated :)

"I may have infertility......but infertility does not have me" ~ HT