I feel totally stuck on TTC.
I can completely understand what your feeling now. We just passed the 1 year mark and our 1st came the first month trying so it's really overwhelming and frustrating. My life revolves around it and even though I've considered taking a break, I know I would regret waiting any longer. We are doing IUI/Clomid (this is our first month and I'm 9dpo so still hopeful) but after IUI - we wont be able to pursue any other options at this point. Our insurance doesn't cover anything so it's expensive.
Keep your head up and I know it probably seems like everyone is tired of hearing about it but at least you are able to talk about it. I can't even talk to family/friends about it without getting upset (with the exception of a good friend and DH). And, I think your family/friends probably like that you can go to them and trust them, although they may not know what to say. It seems to bother my Mom that I can't talk to her about it but there's just something about the way she talks to me about it that sets me off the wrong way :(Good luck and fx it happens soon for you!
DS born 6.18.08 - first month TTC - BFP ~ low progesterone at 7 wks (took Prometrim wks 7-12), otherwise uneventful
TTC since 3/2009, Charting since April, Cycles 34-36 days, O on D22. Chart and have used OPK's since cycle 6
LH/FSH, TSH, Prolactin and DHEAS tested and all normalSA
Thank you so much for responding.
yep. feel your frustration. it's all you think about and what baffles me is that it can make you feel SO low and like such a failure at the end of your cycle, even though going in you KNOW it could take some time. i'm really successful at what i do and have a wonderful son and everything is GREAT in my life. SPRING IS COMING (i hope) and yet....
it's a new insanity that unless you are in it, you just can't understand. have felt some real lows in the TTC - this time, and when i was trying for my son. it really feels like you are on hold with everything else until you can do this one this. that should be SOOOO simple! i mean, weren't we all on BC for like YEARS???? hehe seems ridiculous now, eh?
i have to remember to keep a sense of humor about it :)
I completely agree about it being a missed opportunity, and that's why I know we'll just keep trying at this. I know it can take time and although Dr's have found nothing wrong with me at all, I just feel like it should have happened by now. For me, fertility treatments aren't covered by insurance, so we'll be shelling out about $800 for all of the U/S, Clomid, Progesterone and IUI. It's not terrible, but if it doesn't work within the first few months, it WILL be a lot!
Yes my DH is super supportive too, and that helps. Although it can be frustrating not to be able to talk to my Mom, I know if I really needed anything she'd be there. And she doesn't really make me feel bad about it, just the way she says things, and it's always things happen for a reason, pray about it, God has a plan. I agree, I really do, but that's not really what I want to hear EVERY time. I just want to vent.
Sorry for the rant and hi-jacking your post LOL. I hope your cycle is successful as well. I think I'll be testing Saturday -12dpo
Thank you so much for your responses.
I know it will probably make you obsess even more, but since you have such long cycles and aren't getting positive opks, have you considered charting your basal body temperature? I almost never get a positive OPK and if I weren't temping and charting I'd have no clue whether or not I o'd. If you haven't already done so, check out the Fertility Friend website. It was really helpful for me.
Susie - Mom to Jessie and 3 furbabies
Susie - Mom to Jessie
Tami - Don't worry about hijacking my post.
OK Jen, I am heart broken for you and totally understand how you feel. But you do not have to wait a year!!! That's horse crap! It's been 8 months and if you want some blood work done or a semen analysis demand it, doctors forget that they work for us!
It is a waste and I would not be OK with a doctor who wouldn't help me reach my goal!!!
All the luck in the world to you!!