Did you find your way here from ICLW?
Is this your first visit to the blog?
If so– Yay!
Oh. Also, let me give you the rundown…
My name is Tracy. I’m thirty(ish), married to my best friend, and live in the Michigan suburbs of Toledo, Ohio, where I work in recruiting. I’m a West Michigan transplant to the Metro Detroit area, and an even more recent transplant to the Toledo area. We are not nomads, I swear.
I have far too many pets, unexplained infertility, and have been TTC for almost five years. I blog about my uterus, my life, my feelings about the bitch that is infertility, my recent miscarriage, and I have a penchant for run-on sentences and ellipses.
I’m also a snarky little thing, but I try to keep it in check.
Sometimes I don’t try hard enough…
As for recent events, let me ‘splain.
…No. There is too much. Let me sum up:
After a year of seeing a fertility-minded Ob-Gyn and still having no luck getting pregnant, I was shuffled off to an RE. We did blood work, a semen analysis on the husband, an HSG procedure for me, and we tried a couple rounds of Clomid before we moved on to Femara/Ovidrel/traditional intercourse cycles.
We had lots of those cycles, none of which were successful, and just after our move from the Detroit suburbs to the Toledo suburbs, I was accepted into a national research study for unexplained infertility called AMIGOS. I took blind meds (either Femara or Clomid – they don’t tell you which!) for four cycles, had four IUIs, and four BFNs.
I am now officially out of the study and have been seeing a new RE here in Toledo-land. I only met the man once before he found an issue with my FSH levels that had heretofore gone unnoticed. He started me on Femara and Menopur in July, and I finally got that blessed BFP in August!
Sadly, our miracle baby was growing slowly, and had stopped completely by eight weeks. On September 23rd, 2012, I miscarried. We are now preparing to heal physically and emotionally, and our plan was to start all over as soon as we were able.
Since then, I have switched doctors, gained a soft diagnosis of lean PCOS, made a whole lot of lifestyle changes, and had several more failed cycles. I finally have a laparascopic surgery scheduled for August of 2013, and am hopeful that it will turn up some further answers.
I’m so happy you found your way here, and hope you’ll check back in with me soon! Please feel free to comment away, and if you have questions or advice or nuggets of wisdom, send them my way!
P.S. I’m a nerd. See below.