Posted 11 June 2016 - 05:57 PM
i know this is a commencement speech but it really touched me as i think about my struggles and pain with infertility. i hope this will give those who need it some strength in the very hard times and "kick the shit out of option b (whatever option b may be)
Thank you for posting this. I sobbed all the way through. It IS relevant to our struggles with infertility. Listening to this has made a difference to me. I need to kick the shit out of Option B!!
me - 45.5, husband - 43.5
1 natural pregnancy but m/c in June 2011
7 failed IUIs, 3 medicated and 4 non-medicated, all BFN
I was a poor responder to the meds, only produced 1 viable egg so I'm not a candidate for IVF
Suffering deeply, watching all my friends get pregnant and raise kids.
No one in my immediate circle of friends and family who has gone through this so forums are amazingly helpful.
Dec 2013 - have chosen a donor with San Diego Fertility Center and have begun the process. If all goes well we'll get me preggo in April 2014. IF all goes well...
It DIDN'T go well - our donor failed her genetic testing. It took MORE exhausting searches 24/7 to find another we liked, and finally she's passed and good to go. IF all goes well we'll go down to SDFC mid-June 2014 for the egg transfer and get me pregnant..if all goes well...if... if... if... so many letdowns cannot allow me to be hopeful, just wait and see...
June 2014 Went to SDFC, everything went smoothly. Well, kind of...family stuff... but transfer went well
July 16 2014 did blood test...BFP Wow. First time, feeling a lot emotions and crying uncontrollably for last 48 hours.
Hoping it sticks. That's all for now.
Aug 11 first u/s - TWINS. omg....good size, good heartbeat. I'm terrified.