July '98 - DH and I met for the first time
July '99 - DH and I move in together ~ and get engaged
May '00 - Married w/ mandated 3 year wait on baby ~ The only b/c used counting and CM checks
April '01 - I see the PCP, I can't stop gaining weight. I diet, eat right, nothing helps. I am healthy, stop worrying about it. I see the OB and question my long cycles, weight gain, facial hair. First love wand u/s; nothing. The doc says I am healthy, stop worrying.
June '02 - I again question the doc about my long cycles, missing periods, the 85 lbs. of extra weight in 4 years with a healthier diet. Why don't we need b/c? I am healthy, stop worrying
Aug '02 - I get the name of an OB from a friend ~ My hero. I ask about the weight gain, lack of periods, heavy periods, facial hair and why am I not pregnant we are careless not careful ~ PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Blood work to confirmed it, he Dx'd me in 3 minutes. I fall in love with my OB/GYN. :o) Metformin, chart for 4 months, come back. TTC officially begins.
March '03 - Ovulation? lol Clomid for the first time ~ 50 mg.
May '03 - 100 mg of Clomid - DH has really good s/a
June '03- 100 mg of Clomid, Metformin sucks, I become close friends w/ my toilet. Lose weight because that will help TTC. Try for a year; if no BFP, come back.
Aug '03 - Bad accident, 6 months to even have a bad sex life.
May '05 - Still struggling financially from the accident, I give up TTC. The heartbreak it is too much for me, No b/c
Feb '06 - My mother dies suddenly, the pain of her never being a grandmother is too much to handle, life is a bit out of control. I start therapy several months later
May '06 - Charting again, my PCP puts me on Actos for the PCOS and Welbutrin for depression.
Oct '06 - Go to Dr. Wonderful and w/ a plan. I am beyond his expertise; need to see a RE, PCOS specialty. I find WebMD and start learning more than I ever wanted to know about TTC and reproduction.
Nov '06 - I see the RE for the first time and like him a lot. Scheduled for my first major test, give more blood... PCOS
Jan '07 - HSG all clear, no blockage slight endo, normal range
Feb '07 - 100 mg Clomid - nothing
March '07 - 150 mg Clomid - O!
May '07 - 150 mg Clomid - O! - IUI #1 BFN
June '07 - 150 Clomid - O! S/A redone, not good, no IUI
Nov'07 - 150 mg Clomid - O! - IUI #2 BFN
Dec '07 - DH has u/s and b/w... u/s clear, no issues
Jan '08 - S/A comes back worse, low testosterone ~ 25 mg of Clomid fix the problem, hopefully. Go back in 3 months for another s/a... TAB until May 2008, no prevention.
April '08 - BFP for two days, chemical preganncy after 100 day cycle. This sucked.
May '08 - Clomid Cycle with timed BDing - BFN
June '08 - S/A improved Clomid working great but Arimidex has been added. Clomid Cycle, timed BDing. RE visit on June 26.
July - Sept '08 - RE says two medicated cycles, it no BFP, then the third IUI will be scheduled. Please, Lord, let it work.