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Thread: Ttc 2013
August 2nd, 2013 07:34 PM #2081
I'm a NewBerry, and this seems as fitting an entry into the forums as any other topic... so hello, EveryBerry!!!
I just turned 29, I live in New York, and am happily married to a goofball of a husband, my best friend. He has a long commute to work (~2.5 hours each way!) so we don't have a lot of time together, but we're hoping to move soon and change that. I'm a former teacher and while I'm no longer in the classroom, I volunteer and work with children for a local non-profit. If my health were better, I would be back in the classroom quicker than the blink of an eye.
Oh yes, my health. Long story short (trust me, it's a REALLY long story...), I have Stage IV Endometriosis. More specifically, I have an adhesive disorder caused by severe Endometriosis. My surgery was only diagnostic (rather than corrective) because unlike most "Endo" patients I have minimal endometriomas (basically, a fancy word for cysts), and instead have extensive and dense scar tissue (adhesions) that tie everything together in my pelvic region. This has led to a chronic pain condition-- I'm in excruciating pain every minute of every day. Unfortunately, this has meant that I can no longer teach, but I try to keep busy and I do what I can when I can.
Because of my condition, Hubby and I are TTC-- we are still young, but time is not on our side if we want to have a family. Which is what brings me to this particular forum/thread.
We've currently been actively trying for over two years now. In that time, I have only gotten pregnant once. It was almost 2 months ago, and unfortunately I miscarried (chemical pregnancy) shortly after my symptoms were confirmed with a home-test.
We are currently seeing a fertility specialist and saving up money so Hubby can have his fertility tested. In the meantime we are still trying, and will be over the moon if something happens.
I've read through several pages of this topic, and love how supportive everyone is on here!!! If anyone has any questions about Endometriosis, I'm more than willing to share my knowledge and experience.
Aside from that, though, I hope that there are a lot of celebratory announcements in 2013, and I look forward to hearing all about them <3
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August 2nd, 2013 08:21 PM #2083
Hi knitwit, I'm sorry to read about your difficult journey TTC and your health issues. That must be so frustrating for you (among other adjectives!). I hope you have luck conceiving soon.
Alzora - lol @ the boob squeezing! I totally made my nipples sore doing that. And it was actually my husband who pointed it out to me, that I'd "checked" so many times I was creating the sore nipples in the first place! I so hope this is the month for you guys.Two small people, Mila and Cato.
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August 3rd, 2013 04:26 AM #2085
Welcome Knitwit and thanks for sharing your story. I am so sorry for your loss. That must have been so heartbreaking after trying for so long. I really hope it wont be too long before you get pregnant again. I have heard that women become more fertile then usual in the 3-4 months following a miscarriage. I miscarried at about 5 weeks in March, so also quite early on. It is heartbreaking after all the excitement of a BFP. We decided to take a few months off Ttc though and are just starting now.
So AF came today. Pretty much expected as we didn't get to do the deed in my fertile window. In a way I am quite excited as this starts the first day of ttc. I worked out that if I did conceive on this cycle my EDD would be the day of or the day after my stepsons birthday. I'm a bit concerned about how he would feel about that (though I dont think I'll be discussing this with him) and was almost thinking of putting off ttc for another month. But DH has convinced me that it was silly and chances are unlikely that a baby would come on their Edd anyway. Also my stepson may actually like the idea. Haha, can you tell I'm an overthinker.Mumma of 3 Angel babies, Lani (my heavenly flower), Charlie (my free little one) and Brennan (my brave teardrop) xxx
August 3rd, 2013 05:49 AM #2087
Welcome Knitwit! I'm sorry to hear about your miscarriage and health problems, please feel free to vent as much as you need too as your among friends here
So, I gave the OPKs a whirl today and whilst I didn't get a positive result I have a better understanding of how they work :0
How is everyone else doing? Where is everyone up to in their cycle?TTC #1
August 3rd, 2013 09:16 AM #2089Senior Member
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@Bettydogooder, glad to have you back in the TTC game! Your fertile window will be here before you know it.
@Casi, it feels like a wonderful month for you to conceive, cyst be damned. I feel very optimistic for you, and I'm glad to see that you're feeling optimistic yourself.
@Daisychain, thank you for your encouragement.
@Saristin, thanks! Pessimistic little me has already written off this cycle as a bust, but I'm putting way too much stock into my August and September cycles. I think they will be my last-ditch efforts before getting the HSG test to see if my tubes are blocked.
@Knitwit, hi there! You seem like an animated addition to our group. You live with chronic pain?? How are you handling that? I can't imagine! When did it begin? What role are the adhesions playing in TTC--are they blocking your Fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix...? Adhesions are likely my cause of infertility too. (I am in my twelfth cycle, period is due in three days, and I feel it coming in all its glory.) I'm 25 and live in PA so we're practically neighbors.
@Milasmama, yep, my boobs are tired of being squeezed. They feel violated.
@Frangipani, I don't think you have any reason to worry about having the baby on your stepson's birthday. As your husband pointed out, it is unlikely that a baby would be born ON its due date, and maybe your stepson would enjoy that connection anyway. You can cross that bridge when you come to it. I hope you get a May baby!
@December, the tests are a piece of cake, no? When do you expect to ovulate?
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