Sunday, June 21, 2009


Welcome ICLW-ers! I am shocked that it's June already. This year is flying by much too fast...

If this is your first visit to my little corner of the blog world, welcome! (Okay, so really it's much less than a corner; more like the tiny gap between the two pieces of baseboard that meet in the corner.) Here's the cliff notes version of my life: C and I have been married for four years. We've been trying to get pregnant for roughly the last three, but my ovaries have been less than cooperative. I've been "officially" diagnosed with PCOS; however, my physician thinks I may have endometriosis too. Lately she's also been tossing around words like "unexplained infertility." Ugh.

In our quest to get knocked up, we've done nine clomid cycles and three IUI's. We were supposed to start IVF over a year ago, but I got cold feet. Currently, we are pursuing treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. C would like to move forward with IVF, and I think eventually we will - barring one of my ovaries becoming The Little Ovary That Could in the meantime. The acupuncture seems to be regulating my cycles, and I am cautiously optimistic that IVF won't be necessary. (Some days, I am even all-out optimistic. It's dangerous ground for me!)

I'm glad you stopped by...I'm looking forward to getting to know you!


Nicole said...

Thanks for the visit to my little corner! Good luck with TCM v. having to do IVF--if I thought I could have done something other than IVF I would have certainly tried too!

Happy ICLW!

Melissa G said...

Happy ICLW!

I am a big believer in holistic and chinese medicines. I did acupuncture for a few months before we were diagnosed with severe MFI. I felt better in general during that time.

Anyway, take all the time you need to make the right choices for you and your husband.

Take care.