New chance!!

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Registered: 03-23-2012
New chance!!
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Fri, 10-11-2013 - 6:44pm

Hello!

I don't post much on here, but I just have to share my excitement with somebody!!

My DH and I have been TTC for over 3 years and have been unable to as a result of male factor infertility after a vasectomy reversal.  The first year and a half after the reversal was spent waiting to see if things would run their course, with SAs done every few months and seeing no improvement.  We finally decided to see a specialist, who found that my DH had low testosterone and tried using Clomid to naturally elevate his T levels for the next year and a half....again, testing every few months and seeing no improvement.

We finally decided a few months ago to continue with our journey using a donor since we would not be able to afford IVF.  After a few bumps in the road, I am finally scheduled to have my first donor cycle this month!!  I am so excited.  I feel like my energy is renewed after years of hopelessness.  I feel like this is our chance to finally start our family together and couldn't be happier!

However, DH and I decided we wouldn't be telling anybody we are using a donor.  I think he still struggles with the idea that he has lost his "manliness" by not being able to genetically provide me with a child.  So, since I can't share my news with friends and family here I am!! (Also a bit nervous that this won't work and I'll fall back into the hopelessness.  Trying hard not to let myself go there)

Hopefully this month flies by and will end with the BFP I have been waiting for for what seems like forever.

Thanks for listening!!

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Registered: 03-23-2012
In reply to: erinb09
Mon, 10-28-2013 - 10:38am

Thanks!!  I was put on clomid and went in for an ultrasound on cycle day 10.  I had one mature follicle, and my uterine lining was thin.  :(  I was really hoping for a fantastic baby-growing environment and at least two follicles to up the chances.  We decided to go ahead and continue with an HCG trigger, as I'm not always sure if I ovulate. I have also started progesterone suppositories to thicken my lining.

I am one week into the  TWW and going CRAZY!!  I am scared to move for fear that I will screw something up.  Before this cycle, I had been working out 3-4 times a week.  I have not since the insemination.  I'm so scared that if I push myself too hard, it will hurt my chances.  Hoping for MAJOR pregnancy symptoms at the end of this week so there's no doubt in my mind.  I would be thrilled to be vomiting at every smell!!  I keep telling myself, I'm halfway through...

Anybody else have nervousness during the TWW?  What should I/shouldn't I do??

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In reply to: erinb09
Fri, 10-25-2013 - 10:52pm
Welcome to our board. That is exciting news!!!
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In reply to: erinb09
Tue, 10-15-2013 - 2:42pm
That's very exciting!!! Please keep us posted on how it goes, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.