I would like to welcome anyone stopping by for the first time. I have done ICLW a few times now and always enjoy this time of the month (much more than another time of the month.) My name is Liz and I am 27 years old. I am a speech pathologist and work with children aged birth to five. My hubby (W) is 29 and is graduating tomorrow(!!) with his doctorate in physical therapy. We starting TTC last June and were seeing a RE by August due to me requesting a hormone level check at my annual GYN appointment. I was diagnosed right away with PCOS and have gone through two laparoscopic surgeries (Oct and Feb). The second one is where I ended up losing my left tube. I had a miscarriage in Feb at 8 weeks. We haven't been on this train all that long, but the ride has been bumpy. You can read more at our journey to learn more exciting and fun facts about me.
I am currently 8 DPIUI #2. IUI #1 was with Clomid and ended up being a bust due to dominant follicles on the left side (for me think right is right.) This cycle we tried injectables and although I was slow to respond at first (due to a low dose) we ended up with at least 2 good follicles by the time of the trigger. For this cycle we tried back to back IUI's and I am taking progesterone (good times!) I tried testing out the trigger shot on Wednesday (one week past trigger) and got a faint positive. I haven't tested since and am trying to hold out until at least 10 DPIUI.
I am hoping this cycle works and have had a few symptoms (perhaps progesterone related or due to over thinking), and my attitude changes from day-to-day and hour-to-hour about whether it worked or not. My boobs are huge (prob progesterone related), I have had some cramping on and off (possibly progesterone related), have felt super moody (who knows maybe that's just me), have been bloated, had some lower back pain, and my face has broken out a little bit (common for me leading up to AF). I had been getting up in the middle of the night to pee but that has subsided (since the trigger is wearing off ) and last night was the first time it didn't happen. Our plan is to likely move on to IVF if this cycle is unsuccessful.
To better get to know each other here are some questions for you to answer:
What is your most embarrassing moment related to IF? For mine read this post
If you had the chance to go back in time for 24 hours, where and when would you go? I would go back to Jackson Hole, WY to one of the best powder days during one of my ski-bum winters.
Do you shampoo first in the shower or soap? I always shampoo first
What is the number one song played on your ipod? Mine is Long December by Counting Crows