Monday, July 14, 2008

Our Story-"Being Reproductively Retarded"

If you read the "about me" section of our blog you know a little about William & I and that we started this blog because we wanted to share our story and get connected with people that are going through the same things we are. You see we have been trying to get pregnant for about a year now. I have a syndrome called Polycystic Ovaries, so I have been on hormone treatments since January. It has been a trying year for William and I. At first, when we went into the Dr's office last December and finally found out what was wrong we were somewhat relieved to be able to put a name with what was going on. January was a good month because I ovulated and it was only the first time I had taken the drug. But unfortunately I did not ovulate again until May. So you can only imagine the trying time we had month after month of being let down by not ovulating. Then when I finally started ovulating the disappointment only grew because despite the fact that I had ovulated I was still not pregnant! We try really hard to remember that it is in God's hands and that we will have a family of our own soon enough. So we try to be positive and hope each month is "Our Month". I try and read on the Internet about people that have struggled with getting pregnant but, eventually succeeded but it is still hard. With all of our friends and family having babies all around us it feels like we are the only one's who AREN'T pregnant! Our friends and family try to be there for us as much as possible, but they have trouble understanding what we are going through. So we are hoping this blog will help us meet people like us, who do understand.


Misty said...

I just found your blog and wanted to let you know you are not alone. i have PCOS too and now have four angels! (or little devils depending on the moment!) Feel free to email me anytime. I know how hard it is when you want it so bad. We tried for over 2 years, did all of the drugs, surgeries, testing, ect.
One thing I did that I think helped alot was acupunture along with all of the other stuff. FL has some great resources.
gggg quads 20months.

The Patterson's said...

I just found your blog through the McNulty's, and just want you to know that you are not alone. Although I don't have PCOS, my husband and I have been given no reason as to why we have not gotten pregnant. I have been off the pill for over four years. We're getting ready for our 2nd IUI next week, and just praying that it will work this time.