I just wanted to do an introduction, for those who aren't totally familiar with me (and now that I know exactly who is reading, I feel more comfortable!).
My name is Megan. I have a wonderful husband, David. David and I met while lifeguarding at a country club in town. He proposed to me two years later, and then we were married almost 3 years to the day of when we met (not planned that way, though).
We decided to not use any birth control after our wedding. We thought we would leave it in God's hands, and that everything would happen when it was supposed to.
Something strange happened when I quit the pill, though. I had no periods for 9 months, and I wasn't pregnant. I decided I needed to see someone who specializes in women's reproductive health. One ultrasound and about 14 vials of blood showed that I have a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
My fertility journey: (if you aren't an infertility patient, you might want to skip ahead, as this will probably make no sense!)
2/07: Metformin alone with trigger: BFN (big fat negative on a pregnancy test)
3/07: Metformin alone with trigger: BFN
4/07: 50 mg Clomid with trigger: BFN
5/07: 50 mg Clomid with trigger: BFN
6/07: 100 mg Clomid with trigger: BFN
7/07: 150 mg Clomid plus Menopur with trigger: BFN
8/07: 150 mg Clomid plus Menopur with trigger: BFN
9/07: 150 mg Clomid plus Menopur with trigger: BFN
10/07: Break for Laparoscopic surgery with Ovarian Drilling
11/07: Trigger only: BFN
12/07: Trigger only: BFN
1/08: Follistim with trigger: BFN
2/08: Break for cysts
3/08: Follistim with trigger: BFN
4/08: Follistim with back to back IUIs: BFN
5/08: IVF consult
6/08-7/08: Testing for IVF and starting BCPs and Lupron
8/08: IVF with half ICSI, half conventional: PREGNANT!!
10/08: Learn that Paige's twin no longer had a heartbeat
4/09: Paige Madeline born after 12 hours of labor and a C-Section at 11:17 PM
8/09: Periods return (WOW! First time ever without medication!) Decide to try to get
pregnant again and avoid doing treatments if at all possible
9/09 - 2/10: Try the old fashion way (well - still using charing and OPKs) - BFNs
2/10: Meet back with IVF doctor. He recommends IVF, due to our horrid history with everything else, and our poor fertilization rates the first time
3/10: IVF #2: BFP
So that is that. And here we are.
I donated what was left of my fertility drugs yesterday. It felt so odd. I have had either Follistim, Lupron, or HCG in my fridge for over three years. And now - nothing. Feels pretty dang good : )