Saturday, March 21, 2009


Usually I just lurk on the IComLeavWe list, but I'm feeling brave today, so here goes... Welcome, ICLW-ers!

A little bit about me: I'm just your average, disillusioned PCOS-er (PCOS = Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) who has been trying to get knocked up for the last three years. (Unsuccessfully, I might add.) We've done way more clomid cycles than we should have, threw in a couple IUI's just for the heck of it, and now we're getting all our ducks in a row so we can start IVF. My husband (we'll call him C) really is Prince Charming in most ways, but has been in complete denial when it comes to our inability to conceive. For example, this sweet little exchange happened at the ultrasound for our second IUI:

Doctor (walking out the door): Well, we've got some great-looking follicles! (laughingly) We did discuss the possibility of multiples, right?

C (looking at me with wide eyes): Multiples? I thought that only happened with fertility drugs!

Me (half-dressed, with my legs still up in the air, wildly grasping around for something to throw at him): What do you think the clomid is, frigging candy?

Good times. I'll blame it on the clomood; I'm not usually violent. C says that I used to be somewhat cheerful, even. Lately, I've just been pensive - so if you've never been here before and you're tempted to do some back reading, may I offer you some cheese to go with the whine?


Liv said...

Just returning the ICLW comment! Glad you liked the stork/GPS description.

Welcome, glad you decided to join this month. The exchange you described at the 2nd IUI was quite humorous.

Wishing you lots of luck as you get things in order for IVF.

Joy said...

I really enjoy your writing style. But I'm so sorry for your struggle the past few years!

Anonymous said...

You totally crack me UP!!!! Thanks for the laugh! I'm returning your visit to my bloghouse earlier today.

I'll be baaaaach (picture Arnold Schwarzenegar there) make me laugh!


Anonymous said...

good luck with your ivf cycle, your husband is too funny (not knowing clomid is a fertility drug)!

Melissa said...

Good Luck with the IVF cycle! When are you planning on starting..maybe we can be cycle buddies?!?! It sure seems like you have been through alot and I commend you for dealing with it all. Not to mention trying to keep you hubby in the loop! :0)


Faith said...

Ha! That exchange cracked me up. Thanks for sharing it. Happy ICLW!

Mary said...

My husband was totally the same way. After I had been on clomid for a few months (with nothing to show for it) he said, "maybe we should start some fertility treatments." He meant well, but you can imagine my clomid induced reaction, lol.


RMCarter said...

Oh, I know all about 'husband infertility denial'. My husband just now stopped saying, "It will happen when it's supposed to" and it's been over 5 years!

Sounds like you are able to laugh at the craziness too. If it's between laughing and crying, I guess I'll take laughter.

Most days...


•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Hang in there my DH was a little clueless too.

Hope all those little ducks are soon lined up on your photo gallery wall.

Goodluck...IVF did it for us.
Here from ICLW...No. 103
My Little Drummer Boys

Misty said...

LOL about the clomid comment, guys have no clue sometimes. Good luck to you! ICLW

c by the sea said...

my husband is a little clueless too. that is too funny!

good luck on your upcoming IVF cycle.


jon and tracy g said...

Thanks for the laugh! I am usually a lurker as well, this is my 2nd try at ICLW. Good luck with your upcoming IVF.


A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Loved your explanation of the cow-on-the-beach pic.

Best of luck with your IVF.


Lori said...

I love cheese and whine! I serve it up all the time.

I admire your restraint. Best wishes with this cycle.


Hillary said...

lol, I love that interaction with your DH. So funny and I'm sure many of our husband's could have said the exact same thing (mine would).

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

womb for improvement said...

Pensive is better than downright miserable! It is tough, it does get you down, but looks like you've still managed to maintain a sense of humour.


Kristin said...

"What do you think the clomid is, frigging candy?"

Bwahahaha...that sounds like a cleaned up version of something I would say.

Hoping the IVF adventure is short and sweet.

Rela Pantaleon said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I am on my first IVF, too, after dilly-dallying for 6 months (and I am not young!).

Wish you the best on "getting your ducks in a row" for your first IVF!

BTW, how'd you get diagnosed for PCOS? I have been to 3 REs and only one of them actually mentioned something to this effect: "You are manifesting PCOS symptoms".

Arpee @ The Saga of Becoming Fruitful

Carrie said...

Thanks for the ICLW comment on my blog!

I loved your exchange with your hubby! Um, yeah, Clomid is a fertility drug. I would've been throwing KY or something. ;)

I hope your upcoming IVF cycle brings you your long-awaited BFP.


Villagepig said...

I'd like a little Rosé with that please ;-)

Here's a handful of unsalted hope and some cheerful dip to go with the cheese ;-)

ICLW rocks ;-)


Kim H. said...

Oh wow - it's good to know that it's not just MY husband that is clueless. :-)