We've been married for almost 6 years and TTC for half of it. It seemed that once I made up my mind I wanted to have a child...so did everyone else around me. They succeeded and each time I was faced with a new set of tears and fears. I couldn't tell anyone about it because I didn't want to diminish their good news or sound like a bad sport. It never failed though...I ended up in the bathroom looking in the mirror and kept asking myself "why not me?" I could think of a million reasons and excuses but never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that it would be due to infertility. Apparently I am susceptible to cysts, I have endometriosis and PCOS on top of being tilted. Once the doctor told me all of this, I got discouraged and didn't even want to try anymore because nothing would come of it and the worst part is that I've deprived my husband in the process. Unfortunately it was the straw that broke my back and I ended up in a deep depression. I still take other people's good news very hard. There have been a few people to have more than 1 child in the time that I've been trying...to include one of my sisters-in-law. Two babies have been born and two more will be on the way (via IVF/Sperm donor due to them being a same-sex couple). This news was most recent and made me feel worse about myself and my body...just the situation in general.
I have a strong feeling that my hormones are playing a very bad trick on me. My levels never quite hit a good point and my body is responding accordingly... weight problems, skin problems, sleep patterns, etc. Maybe they will do something about it so that these issues will also ease up.
Recently I went to a doctor to give me a referral to a fertility specialist in order to get down to the bottom of things and correct the problem so that my husband and I will finally know the joy of having our own child. This scares me because my mother's first success ended in a miscarriage and I hope that will not happen to me, especially after everything that we've already been through. I know it happens a lot and I really feel for those who have suffered that type of loss no matter how far along.
I guess I'll just have to update this post as we make progress.