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April 29th, 2007

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09:32 pm - Hello
Hello all! I am new to the community as of last week.  I've been a quiet observer.  The community was recommended to me by someone on Clucky.  I thought it was time to introduce myself.  (Plus I'm trying to distract myself - but more about that later. )  I'm 32 years old as of January.  I've been very happily married for almost 16 months.  We started trying to conceive a year ago this month.  I know we didn't wait long after getting married, but we had been together for two years before tying the knot and we wanted  a bigger family, and I have had several friends have trouble getting pregnant.  So we jumped right in with both feet.  Let's see what else can I tell you.  I'm an elementary teacher.  I love to cook and read and garden - basically I love all that home stuff.  I also love to watch scary movies and go to garage sales.  Now for the baby stuff.  I'm really glad we started trying right away - due to the issues we're having.  I feel blessed to have a doctor who took my concerns seriously and didn't make me wait a full year to see a specialist.  I'm also blessed by two very supportive friends who have been in the same place I see to be and can explain things and give advice based on their experience - it doesn't hurt that one of them is a nurse.  As I said I got to see a specialist last month - Dr. B who is totally great.  We had tons of tests done and found that I have a hydrosalpingex in my left tube.  So here I am writing in here to distract myself from thinking about tomorrow's doctor appointment.  Tomorrow will be the first appointment after all the tests and the diagnosis.  I guess we'll be deciding a plan of action and hearing what our choices are. I'm petrified.  I'm  afraid we're going to go and Dr. B is going to tell us there is no possible way we'll ever get pregnant and there's nothing he can do.  Logically I know that's completely stupid because there are so many options.  (My hubby is totally great so even though insurance won't pay for treatments of any sort unless it's surgical and is medically necessary - he has told me we'll manage it somehow)  I also know from research that Dr. B is probably going to recommend removing the tube - the hydrosalpingex can cause problems to the baby when I do get pregnant.  (When not if - that's what I keep telling myself)  Anyways that's me.  Sorry to be such a downer on my first post, but thanks for letting me distract myself and get some stuff off my mind.
Current Location: home
Current Mood: anxiousanxious

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Date:April 30th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
Welcome! You should get a copy of this month's (May's? It has a pink cover) Real Simple. There's an article that interviews 5 different couples that have faced infertility issues and the paths that they took to becoming parents. It's a good read.
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Date:April 30th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the Dr.'s appt.

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