Greetings ICLW’ers. I think its fabulous this months’ ICLW coincides with NIAW. I love ICLW because it forces me out of my familiar blog shell to find other fabulous blogs I might have missed otherwise.
In our case , we will hit 3 years TTC this August (ugh). We are dealing with mild PCOS and male factor. DH is currently giving himself shots 3x a week of HCG, FSH and LH in hopes to improve sperm count. At this point we have enough (sperm) for IVF, which is something we’ve planned and put off a couple of times already due to other circumstances. At this point, we are seriously considering an IVF Vacation, because at least if it doesn’t work, we get a 2 week tropical vacation. (albeit the most expensive vacation ever)We are still trying to find out some details, but think that this is probably the way to go, even though it would postpone it for a few more months.
I wrote a semi awareness post a few weeks ago when I participated in the Analogy Project with my post Another Marathon, Metaphorically. I’m going to attempt to write several posts during this week including the theme “Dont Ignore Infertility”, however, I’ll probably end up with writers block with my luck.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
April 22, 2012 at 11:28 am
Hi from ICLW! Happy to have found you to follow 🙂
April 22, 2012 at 11:46 am
I don’t know how I missed your other post about the IVF vacation, but it sounds amazing! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for NIAW. I am such a slacker, I’m not even doing ICLW this month, but I wish you a happy one! And no writer’s block!
April 22, 2012 at 12:05 pm
I think the analogy project is such a great idea, I thought your contribution was really on the mark. I think an IVF vacation is a great idea. It certainly should help with relaxing!
April 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Im still so new at this, Ive never particupated in one of those surverys and had to look up what ICLW meant. What am I supposed to write for NIAW? I know what that is, but not sure what Im supposed to do? Im not even sure how to tag people, and I wanted to tag someone in a previous post. Sorry you are on the recieving end of my questions but my blog is only about 6 weeks old at this point so Im still pretty clueless..
April 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm
HAHA. That happened to me before too. Its too late to join ICLW for this month, but if you click on someone’s icon about it at the end of the week to sign up for next months’ if you are interested.
You don’t have to write anything for NIAW if you don’t want to. The theme is “don’t ignore infertility” and is supposed to be about spreading awareness. They encourage you to write on topics starting with “don’t ignore….” but really its up to you.
To tag people, you type out their blog name/name, then lick on the thing at the top that says “link” (it looks lie a chain. Type their blog addy into the URL space and click “add link”. Is that what you are asking about?
April 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm
I hope you get your miracle before that 3 year mark. We just hit our two year mark. I hate it!
April 23, 2012 at 11:10 am
you and me both. 3 years is just too darn long. so is 2.
April 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm
I think that the Barbados IVF vacation sounds awesome! Hopefully your three year wait will be over soon!
April 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm
Hey there, I’m here from ICLW. I think the idea of a IVF vacation is fabulous. I read another blogger a couple weeks ago that also went to Barbados for IVF. Brilliant, really. Good luck with your next steps!