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