Friday, January 30, 2009

Year One.

I made this a few days ago and finally figured out how to make it bigger as a picture in my layout. But I also want to *journal* this for my historical sake, so I am making a post. (I had never thought of this as my own place in history until I just wrote that.....Hmmmm......maybe, I should make it more interesting! LOL :-) Okay, on with my thoughts.

We began the official journey with treatment last Dec/Jan. It has *officially* been (gulp) 1 year. This wordle represents our 1st year of IF treatment.

Wordle: Infertility

Now, on with Year Two.


  1. I love wordles. They are so very cool. I hope there is a very different wordle next year.

  2. Hey Angie,

    I'm never sure where to respond to comments. Anyway, figured I'd put it right where you can easily find it.

    So, my story goes a little like this...
    Married 5 years ago on Valentine's Day. We waited about 2 years before I went off my BCP. You know how it is, we wanted to enjoy our time before a baby came along. 3 years later, we're still waiting...

    My husband has a low sperm count and they haven't found anything with me. Although, after 1 failed fresh embryo transfer and 1 failed frozen, they have placed me into the "Unexplained" category. Fun times.

    I had 2 canceled frozen embryo cycles - they had a hard time getting my lining thick enough. (I feel like the Lupron really screws up my system) One time, fluid formed from the increased does of estrogen. Second time, I started to bleed. On my 3rd attempt, they went ahead with a frozen transfer when the lining was 6.2 mm. Two blastocysts were transferred, neither stuck around. That was the end from my original cycle.

    I started my official 2nd stimulation cycle and was about 1-2 days away from egg retrieval when the docs decided that my follicles weren't stimulating ideally. They've had a hard time figuring out how to keep me from hyperstimulating. (Hyperstimulation may be the reason I didn't conceive with the fresh transfer - my estrogen levels were in the 4,000's) Seems I respond dramatically to the tiniest changes in meds. Who knew?!

    So, at this point, I'm off to a new place. I'm hoping they can offer me something different. At the very least, I'm hoping they can offer me a little more compassion than the last place. After all, so much of this journey is about finding people who "get" what you're going through and say, "you'll be okay." I wasn't feeling it from this place, so my husband and I are out. Keeping our fingers crossed that this is the change we needed.

    I hope that 2009 proves to be your year. And I love your site - the music is a great touch! Glad I entered the blogging world and found your site. :) I'll keep reading.

  3. What a cool way to capture the year in words. I truly hope your next wordle is filled with words like baby, no sleep, parents, and love. Hugs.