After stalking around on TTC and "the dark" side, I feel myself outgrowing the TTC crowd and was wondering if you'll have me here.
DH and I have been trying for 14 months. I've been told since I was a child that due to my autoimmune conditions (Graves' disease, inflammatory bowel disease) and significant abdominal surgeries that getting pregnant would be next to impossible. I was open with DH who had a vasectomy reversal two years prior to our relationship and he was open to the idea of IVF or adoption (being child free is not an option for me personally). Flash forward to June when I got a BFP for the first time (we were trying in order to get the obligatory 12 months out of the way before seeing an RE). 9 weeks later I miscarried and found myself destroyed. Since then I've gone through 11 months of fertility focused trying (charting, opks, EOD sex, no alcohol, no caffeine, multivitamin etc).
I have read every journal article, book and Internet article I can about TTC with our challenges and I've lost the optimism I had after our miscarriage. I'm hoping I can join everyone on this journey and am open to both giving and relieving support. Sorry for the length !!!