I’m a fairly new blogger and this is my first month participating in ICLW. Please bear with me 🙂
A little intro: our infertility struggle is shared. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and a blocked tube. Thankfully I still ovulate on my own. Dh has low sperm count and is currently taking HCG shots in hopes for more swimmers. His first post shot SA showed 5 million. Our last SA showed nearly 10 million swimmers and he is due for another early next week. At this point we are waiting it out to see if they work. Our RE told us that IVF is our only other option right now and we arent in a financial position to do it yet.
I’m a runner also, and have found it to really help me keep my sanity through all of this. Im training for my second marathon while we wait it out (however I will totally take a miracle pregnancy in the meantime). I write about infertility, running and everything but the kitchen sink. So you’ll find a little of everything here! My main goal is to find and share humor in all the frustration. A little laughter always helps.
Hope you like it!
*For anyone who is thinking “what the heck is ICLW?”, its International Comment Leaving Week
November 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Visiting from ICLW! Look forward to following your journey !! 🙂
November 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm
hoping good things happen for you in 2012!!!
November 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm
Great to find your blog through ICLW! Hoping your journey to familyhood is brief 🙂
November 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm
Yay for fellow runners! I love running and it is my outlet but recently I’ve stopped running to see how it changes this whole TTC thing and it’s breaking my heart. I literally cried at my counseling session last week about it. I’ll enjoy reading about your runs so I can pretend I did it, too!
November 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm
Thanks for stopping by! Do you mind if I ask what made you decide to stop running? I get suggestions from people constantly that maybe I should stop running – my husband even sometimes. But until a doc tells me so I refuse. I know it helps keep me together through this and I just don’t see how giving it up would help me. Can you do some other form of exercise or are you avoiding exercise period?
Here’s hoping you can return to running soon, and that the TTC journey finish line comes quickly for both of us!
November 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm
Humor and all things random help all of us scoot along through life! I love it.
November 22, 2011 at 11:40 pm
This is my third ICLW, and I look forward to it every month! I hope you have a good time with it.
I’ve been trying to get started running, but (insert random excuse here). What it really boils down to is I’d like to have some semblance of a handle on what I have going on right now before adding to it.
I look forward to reading more!
November 29, 2011 at 7:17 am
Thanks for visiting my blog and happy ICLW!! I ran a half marathon years ago and still have have aspirations on running a full one. I am totally unfit and not able to run at the moment so I have enjoyed reading about your training! Honestly, Thailand was the best decision we made in our lives, our son is amazing! The clinic is wonderful and I am happy to answer any questions via email!
All the best!