Monday, November 25, 2013

Our infertility journey has run smack into a wall.

Mr. S and I have gotten some bad news. After years of medical testing, pills, ER visits, injections, and even surgery, we've hit a wall and have been told that the only way that we will probably be able to have children is through in vitro. It's going to be a difficult road to navigate financially, timing around deployments/training, and physically, and frankly I'm running on empty in the hope department. Please keep us in your prayers as we start down this long road. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Update: Mr. S is home and we begin a new journey

So very sorry. I honestly didn't think anyone was even reading this until I happened to log in one day and see that people were, in fact, interested in what I had to say. Now I feel crazy guilty for not updating y'all.

When I left off, Mr. S was still in Afghanistan, I had just begun working as a vet tech, and life was nutty.

Mr. S came home at the end of October. I can't believe I didn't tell y'all because I was practically jumping out of my skin with excitement. Everything has been great between us over the last year. I don't know why I ever thought it wouldn't be. Within a couple of hours of him getting home, it was like the deployment didn't even happen.

We've begun a new challenge though, we've been trying unsuccessfully to start a family. We knew this would be a struggle and had been trying for over a year when he deployed, but we've certainly kicked it up a knotch this last year. Due to my severe Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), I rarely if ever, ovulate on my own. We've completed over the last several years, 5 rounds of Clomid, 3 failed rounds of Follistim injectable meds, laparoscopic surgery, and are currently on our final round of Follistim. Eek!

I honestly think that infertility has been more of a challenge for our marriage than the deployment! Between the hormones, the frustration, the devastation, and the hope that we try to cling to, it's definitely been difficult. Thank goodness Mr. S puts up with me being crazy!

Our next step is IUI or IVF if this cycle doesn't work, so cross your fingers for us.

I hope to update y'all a bit more and keep this blog up, despite my lapse in writing, so bear with me and thanks for reading!