Introducing myself

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Registered: 10-22-2005
Introducing myself
Sun, 12-09-2012 - 4:33am

My name is Donna.  I'm 41, a single mom by choice, I have cerebral palsy, high blood pressure (that I control with medication) and now blood sugar issues that requires medication.  I have a 2 year old daughter thanks to intrauterine insemination and I've been jumping through hoops with the reproductive endocrinologists office so that I can try again.

I finally received a reluctant green light last week and will start fertility drugs at the end of the month.  My first insemination attempt should hit mid-January. 

I'd really like to have a place to share my frustrations if everyone will have me.

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Registered: 08-22-2012
Sun, 12-09-2012 - 7:53am

Welcome!  I'm a newer member here, so you can be formally welcomed later :)

This place has helped me through TTC at 39/40ish, pregnancy, and tragically a miscarriage 8 weeks later.  TThe ladies are super nice, always helpful, and non-judgemental.  We're all having our frustrations or issues and it's nice to share.

....And they didn't throw me out when at the beginning I was only 39!!  LOL


Nina, mc at 8 weeks, October 29, 2012, mc at 4.5 weeks on January 12,  staying positive and third times's a charm???

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Registered: 04-21-2010
Sun, 12-09-2012 - 1:57pm

 Hi Donna and Welcome! We would love to have you here to share the journey. So happy you got the green light to proceed.  You will have to keep us posted on the process. Feel free to jump into any of the chats and share or vent. That is what we are here for. Wishing you all the best and welcome again.


My Ovulation Chart <img      


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Registered: 08-04-2012
Sun, 12-09-2012 - 5:37pm
Hi, Donna! I also wanted to say "Hi and Welcome" to the group! I'm also a newbie here but a year-long lurker. Loads of baby dust to you, too!! :) Barbara
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Registered: 02-28-2012
Sun, 12-09-2012 - 10:57pm
Welcome Donna! My first son was conceived via IUI and injectible meds, so I remember well the stress that brings with it! Wishing you a quick conception and easy pregnancy!! Krista

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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Registered: 02-12-2010
Mon, 12-10-2012 - 7:41am
I echo what the other ladies have said, this is a great place to vent and find comfort in the words of others. So happy you found us Donna! Tons of baby dust to you. ~Michele
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Registered: 08-01-2012
Wed, 12-12-2012 - 9:21am

hi Donna and welcome, wishing you all the best with your ttc journey, I have found the women on this board to be a wonderful source of support and Im sure you will too.