Happy Belated New Year!
Sorry for being MIA, I have the age old excuse of being so busy or too tired, apoligies.
I just did a quick read to try to catch up.
Chris-twins at 1 so blessed. Congratulations and look forward to hearing more.
Jenny-Welcome, this is a great group of ladies with great support.
Diane-Thank you for your words of encouragement. I will hold them close to my heart as we venture forward with DE.
NY4th-fingers crossed, sending lots of PMA and babydust.
Tammy-looking forward to hearing about your trip. I'm so happy for you and your family.
Yamina-so good to hear from you and looking forward to March when you will have more time.
Hello to everyone else, sending out gobbs of PMA because you can never have too much
AFM-where to begin
Well we made it through the holidays and gained 8 pounds, mainly because I fractured my heel last September; I don't reccommend that injury. It seriously hampered my ability to get around let alone take care of a two year old. The pain from the injury may have played in the fertility/infertility arena
So, recall the RE said that at this point we could do IUI or move to DE for IVF. IUI is a bit more affordable than DE. Well we've had 3 failed rounds of IUI with DS[donor sperm] and that was very disheartening to me
leaving me with up and down days wondering is this emotional rollercoaster worth it. Then I look at my DD and say yes. I may take Tammy's advice and ask for the X-ray HSG to make sure my tubes are still open and to 'cleanz' the soil of the garden so to speak. I feel with IUI and ala naturale we're racing the clock, while DE the clock isn't as important. You can imagine that this fuels an inner conflict in me and this can not be good for conception
That's where we stand on those issues, waiting and in the mean time hoping/praying that ala naturale will be a winner as we a mass the funds for DE. To compliment all this I've just about eliminated processed foods from our diet. I'm sort of loosely following the paleo diet: lots of veggies and fruits supplemented with some meats [not every meal]. In addition I take 50mg DHEA in the morning with a multivitamin, fish oil, Calcium, and Potassium supplements. Mid day I take vitex [helps regulate women's cycles-http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/vitex.html
] and vitamin E. Late afternoon I in take vitamin C [fruit or supplement]. I ran out of glutathione so need to go get more and that is taken throughout the day with the other supplements. Since I'm eating a variety of nuts, I'm not taking the L-arganine. I make sure that after ovulation I eat a cup of fresh pineapple daily. Sadly AF arrived yesterday
another month that al naturale did not work. We are not too surprised given DHs status of slow motility, poor morpholgy, and low quantity. But all it takes is one, just one that makes it to the egg and penetrates the egg's zona pellucida. So we pray with each ovulation cycle that may be a swimmer made this round.
Thinking of everyone and wishing you well.
All the best,