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Introducing Myself

Hi!  :)

I'm new here, so I wanted to introduce myself. My husband and I are TTC. I'm 27 and he's 26. We have two dogs and probably too many houseplants  :#

We only recently began seeking medical advice/treatment. I received a PCOS diagnosis in September which wasn't entirely a surprise to me given my symptoms. As of right now, we're not sure what our next steps are-- most likely Clomid, but I have a follow up appointment to discuss options next week. 

I seem to be the only one in either of our (quite large) families who is struggling or has struggled with fertility issues, and I don't think I'm really ready to discuss it yet with loved ones (other than mh, of course). So, I'm hoping this community will be a healthy way to connect with others who are on the same journey. I've been surprised to find how isolating this experience can be. 

I feel bittersweet about the PCOS diagnosis. On one hand, it certainly feels good to have a reason why my body acts so unpredictably and why we've had trouble conceiving thus far. On the other hand, this answer sort of makes the fertility issues that much more "real" instead of just something that will work itself out in time (like I had been halfheartedly reassuring myself). Currently, I'm working on staying hopeful and not letting my "okay-let's-fix-it-what-do-we-do-next" attitude take over too much. 

Anyway, I'm looking forward to lurking and contributing on here. Hubs is the best and so very supportive, but I think there's something uniquely comforting about connecting with other women. Our bodies are amazing and can also be so complicated sometimes! 
me: 27
hubs: 26
ttc #1: 4/19
dx: PCOS

Re: Introducing Myself

  • keikilovekeikilove
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    edited October 10
    @faith_2911 Welcome! I’m glad you’re joining us; you will find lots of support here from women who can relate exactly to how you’re feeling. It sounds like you’ve had a challenging journey already—hopefully having friends here will make it that much less lonely & actually enjoyable for you! :smile:
    On another note:
    If you don’t mind, will you reintroduce yourself in the thread called “Newbie Intros”? (We like to keep the board really organized for easy navigation.) We messed up & no one posted a new one this week, but new members have been posting their intros in last week’s thread here:

    https://forums.thebump.com/discussion/12747323/newbie-intros-w-o-9-30/p2
    faith_2911
  • edited October 10
    @faith_2911 hello! Thank you for your intro! We try to avoid one off posts like this though..  So please move your intro over to the newbies intro board, then feel free to hop in on daily posts! Hope your stay is short and sweet! 

    Me 25, DH 28

    Married Oct. 5th 2013

    ttc #2

    DS born Nov. 2017

    faith_2911
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  • @keikilove ha! I didn’t see your comment! Just made a new discussion to help the confusion! 

    Me 25, DH 28

    Married Oct. 5th 2013

    ttc #2

    DS born Nov. 2017

    keikilove
  • @photographerwife Ha! Posting at the same time, kind of like talking over each other on a conference call😄

    @faith_2911 Not to confuse you, but you can also post in the new thread that Photographerwife just created for this week! https://forums.thebump.com/discussion/12747620/newbie-intros-w-o-10-7#latest
    faith_2911photographerwife
  • Thank you! Will do. Sorry, I thought I had read somewhere on the welcome page to start a new thread for intros, but I must have been mistaken! I'll copy and paste the info into a post there and delete this one. 
    me: 27
    hubs: 26
    ttc #1: 4/19
    dx: PCOS
    keikilovephotographerwife
  • @faith_2911 you're actually correct, one of the pinned threads does say to start a new thread to introduce yourself. TTGP is the only board that doesn't follow that as you can sometimes end up with quite a few people intro-ing in the same week so the weekly newbie intro thread works better here.

    Welcome!
    TTGP October Siggy Challege - Hocus Pocus, Beeches!


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained but low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively January 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 


    faith_2911photographerwife
  • @inthewoods23 ; Ah, thanks for the clarification! And that definitely makes sense. Sorry for cluttering the board. On that note, do you happen to know if it's possible for me to delete this one? When I went to edit it, I didn't see an option to delete. 
    me: 27
    hubs: 26
    ttc #1: 4/19
    dx: PCOS
  • @faith_2911 nope, there's no option to delete threads. It's fine if you just leave it. Eventually it will move down as our daily and weekly threads get created. No worries!
    TTGP October Siggy Challege - Hocus Pocus, Beeches!


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained but low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively January 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 


    mindyb2019faith_2911
  • @inthewoods23 ; Okay, thanks for the help! 
    me: 27
    hubs: 26
    ttc #1: 4/19
    dx: PCOS
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