Oh, and Neffi - I think you asked why it's taken us 5 years. (I hope I got the right person there.) Long story short, we tried for the 1 obligatory year on our own. We tried Clomid with my OBGYN, then he referred us to RE #1 who was a very small woman of about 80 lbs. [Oh - I wish I had her body structure, but I do not.] Anyway, she wouldn't do any tests and told me to loose 30 lbs.
With the PCOS that I have, it's super hard to loose weight. I saw a nutritionist and was up to exercising for 2 hours 6 days a week, and only lost 10 pounds in about 10 months. VERY frustrating. Then I switched jobs to a position where I travel a lot, and all of my good exercise went out the window.
Very depressed and a year later, I heard a co-worker talk about his wife having PCOS, so I changed to their OBGYN, and I LOVE that doctor. He basically said that RE #1 should have never blown me off and was a "dork", trying to use nice words here. We tried 3 months of Femara (like Clomid - which of course, didn't work). I started with RE #2 in November of 2007. He immediately did a hysteogram (sp? - dye test) and found that I have a blocked tube, recommended IVF and here we are.
With PCOS, it really messes with your hormones, and I think that I rarely, if ever, processed mature eggs. Plus with a blocked tube, I only have a chance every other month if it even worked. They usually treat PCOS with BCP, but you don't want to take those when you're trying to get pregnant - UGH!!!
Anyway, when we started the BCP for this IVF cycle, I literally haven't felt that good in YEARS. DH was like - whatever combination of medicine you are on now, let's get back on that when this process is over.
Anyway....that was a longer explanation that I thought it would be, but that's our story. It's really taught me to seek out good healthcare and to be in charge of my own treatment. The good thing about our 2 year desert, as I like to refer to it, is that it forced DH and I to worked through our emotional issues and really brought us closer together. So when RE #2 said let's do IVF, we were like, bring it on. We didn't even hesitate.
Me and DH - 37
TTC - 7 years, PCOS and 1 blocked tube
IVF #1 w/ICSI...DD born Oct. '08
IVF #2 w/ICSI...BFN
IVF #3 - FET....ectopic pregnancy
HE already knows the outcome.