A Heartbreaking Condition

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A Heartbreaking Condition

Post by Dice20 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:30 am

i once read an article that described infertility as a 'heartbreaking condition'. i do not suffer from infertility physically, i suffer from it because my husband is infertile. i could never put my finger on where this dianosis was hurting me so much until reading this, a broken heart is definately a major symtom.

i am new to furums and have been suffering in silence for almost 2 years until today. i would like to share our story in hope that it gives other people support and to hopefully find fellow bloggers who can relate.

at 20 i felt like i must be the youngest person doing IVF in australia. currently 21 i still feel this way. for me everything in life happened early. puberty started early, boyfriends started early, i started my relationship with my husband at 15. although early marriage was the last thing i would have predicted in my life, at 18 i thought i'd be hitting the clubs for the first time, by the time i got there i was over clubbing and the absolute love of my life whom i had not parted from since we met 3 years earlier proposed, so i was engaged. we spent the next 2 years working hard and building a house to cater for the growing family we planned to have, one after the other consequetively, about 3 or 4 kids we thought, and hey see how we go, maybe we'll even get to 6! we've got so much time to raise a family ahead of us we thought, starting now, lets begin making our very own crazy kid cult! so we started trying for number 1, about the time we got married when i had just turned 20 and my husband just 23. we have always been slim, fit, healthy, and got even healthier when trying to concieve, i drank nothing but green tea. to our suprise, despite health and youth, month after month it simply didnt work! in this time my husbands twin brother and his wife fell pregnant from sitting in the same room. being very similar twins, we couldnt work out why on earth it happened so easily for them when we were getting nothing. in my mind i jumped to the worse possible solution, we were infertile, or more likely, i was infertile. i jumped straight into testing despite our families attempts to tell me to be patient for once and to fricking calm down. Unfortunatly 'i told you so' wasnt so gratifying for me when i was told by a doctor while my husband was working, that the love of my life, my childhood sweetheart, my perfect man whose children i had imagined having and had already fallen in love with before their existence, was infertile. so at 20 i was in an IVF clinic with very confused doctors and nurses about the birth date on my file, i even got asked by a medical student in the clinic "what degree i was doing placement there for, was it nursing or medicine?" i was actually there to pick up my injections, an awkward situation to explain to a uni student the same age as me. i feel like i cant relate to really anyone. i have a group of friends who are married with babies, but like i said, they all fell pregnant from sitting in the same room, i have other friends who think im crazy to think about babies before the age of 40, but man i am glad i didnt listen to them. so its hard to fit in anywhere aside our baby friends who are sympathetic but cannot truly understand the loss, greif and saddness infertility brings.
it was a terrible way to start a marriage, but you cant help what life throws at you. we dived head first into IVF the day after we found out and have not stopped since, so far, that to just doesnt seem to work. we are currently beginning our 2nd hormone cycle after loosing 6 embryos from the first. we hope for better luck this time. after the depression i experinced last time i want to talk to people who actually understand what im going though now, rather than just inconsiderate family members who can often make things worse. i hope that if we roll the dice enough times, eventually we will get the right number, hence my name. i feel it is my calling to continue IVF for as long as it takes. i have been blessed with this knowledge of our infertility at a young age rather than finding out too late. i have been blessed to be born in this modern era with IVF available, i often imagine my life in the 1950's, it never would have happened and we would never have known why. my husband is the most wonderful man i have ever known and he would make the most wonderful father. i need to do everything i can to have our children while i have the chance or i will never forgive myself. i will dedicate years to having a child, and years more to hopefully having more through our only chance with ICSI. i've already lost 1 1/2 years of my life to depression and sickness from IVF drugs, i just want to be able to fall pregnant with my first child soon so i can start enjoying what i want more than anything, to be a mother.

if my story helped you, moved you, or you are experiencing anything similar, please respond, i would love to hear your story to.


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Re: A Heartbreaking Condition

Post by margi26 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:25 pm


It took a lot of courage for you to post your story. While my situation is very different from yours, we share the same "heartbreaking condition". You are clearly very mature for your age and I commend you for your efforts and know how difficult this struggle can be. There is a "younger" woman-currently on the pregnant board. She is now 24, but has been through 4? IVF treatments and many significant losses. She (Leora) lives in Israel and I know that she often has gotten the "you are too young to be worrying about that" speech. What I really recommend that you do, is that you move over to the "IVF" board and then join the Summer Thread. Going through IVF is a challenge enough, but when you have people that REALLY understand and empathize it makes it a whole lot easier--trust me. Last July after I suffered a miscarriage I thought I was finished. I really didn't think that I had it in me to continue. It was the support from the strong women on here that gave me the strength to move ahead. On a thread you will get information, support, and a great deal of understanding from other women going through what you are.

Stay strong!! Best of luck!! Tons of Baby Dust!!!

(And feel free to PM me if you have any questions)
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!

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Re: A Heartbreaking Condition

Post by Dice20 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:04 am

Thanks heaps for ur response and help. Best of luck to u to. Baby dust all round xxx

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Re: A Heartbreaking Condition

Post by Sunshine1576 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:38 pm

Your story moved me too, and I know it must be challenging at times to be around friends and family that don't understand where you are coming from, but we understand. I would of given anything to have started ttc early as you are, but I tried to listen to my MIL and wait 5 years only because she personally remembered how hard it was starting off. I really don't think it's best to listen to others, only you will know when the time is right. Then our jobs relocated us from Alabama-Georgia to Florida within the last 10 years, but now I regret not trying sooner because time has really flown and I turn 35 in July.

You are right we are blessed with modern medicine, our RE doctors are there to make our dreams come a reality! Please come and join us on the Summer thread, we would love to have you!
Christy (Sunshine1576)
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!

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Re: A Heartbreaking Condition

Post by sorcet » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:47 pm

I just wanted you to know i was in a very similar situation you are. At 23 after a year of no success we sought help from a RE i thought for sure the problem was me (i have PCOS) but as we found out my DH 26 at the time has severe MFI. I figured i know i have the problem now why am i going to wait until i have egg quality issues to deal with as well. We finished our first IVF in late february of last year and i know have an almost 8 month old baby girl from you... itll get better i promise keep your head up and lots of baby dust for you and everyone dealing with this horrible situation

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Re: A Heartbreaking Condition

Post by JJones » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:51 am

Thank you for sharing your story.

My husband and I started trying at 20. We had the support of no one but ourselves..It had even caused my mother in law to not speak with us for over a year. We still only have eachother to grasp in our moments of sadness. my mother is now open to us even talking about wanting children-let alone doing all of these procedures. We too only have our friends that are pregnant from just looking at eachother, and I think they want to be supportive, but dont know how.

We have had a few lost very early pregnancies.

You give me courage to go through with IVF, being so young, and have my head held high.
We have been so nervous to reach out and talk about this with other people because we were afraid someone else would give us the "your too young" speech.. so much infact that when I made my profile on here, I didn't put my age- I figured everyone would be frusterated with me or something like that.

Thank you again for posting, I hope I can return the inspiration and happiness your story has brought to me
TTC 3 Years
DH-normal as far as we know
Dx with left sided hydrosalphinx March '11
Left sided tubal removal June '11
Right side OK!!
3 m/c 2010
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BFP 1/2011-m/c early
BFP 6/2011-m/c early

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Re: A Heartbreaking Condition

Post by baklazanek » Wed May 08, 2013 12:07 pm

Thanks for encourge me :wink:


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Re: A Heartbreaking Condition

Post by jacksmith » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:30 am

Losing someone can cause serious physical problems. A new study shows a broken romance or a lost love can cause real medical problems. Spouse that someone loses a love or other, stress and anxiety can lead to health problems. Recent studies have shown that this problem make higher chance of having a heart attack, especially when they are older.


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