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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 10:39 AM   1
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Thread for TTC#1 12months+


I thought I would start a thread for those of us who have been TTC for a year or more. It seems we're in a bit of a different boat than those who have just started TTC. I don't know about you women, but I'm not ready to move over to the LTTTC. I see some of the women on the other threads becoming frustrated after just a few months and want to say to them "Wait til you get to where I'm at." I understand that it's frustrating for all of us. I was thinking that those of us that have been trying at this longer need a support group of women in the same boat.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 11:44 AM   2
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My husband and I have been trying for going on 2 and a half years with no luck. Great idea to start this thread and a support group would be an excellent idea to. Its hard to keep going after so long of trying and so many BFNs, but I think that when we have our first baby that all the hurt and pain and aggravations will be well worth it. I wish there was a website for husbands to vent that are going through it because even though they don't get as aggravated as we do they still need someone to talk to that knows what they are going through.



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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 12:03 PM   3
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Lol guys definitely need to vent, but I don't see them getting online to vent to people they don't know. They tend to do it more with friends over drinks, games, or something. I'm hoping more people will join the thread. We can even end up putting our testing dates up if we want. I'm on a January testing thread it seems more full of people that are 6months and under on there though. What sort of testing have you had done so far?



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 12:21 PM   4
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Well I've been tested for PCOS and endometriosis because I have symptoms of both but the test came back negative. I had a surgery done because my tubes were blocked and I was hoping that after that things would go fast but that was in September and no BFP yet. In 2011 I did three rounds of clomid and this month I start my 4th round of it. I see all these women saying that they have only been ttc for a few months and yes it can be aggravating then but when you get to where we are then you are beyond aggravated your close to giving up. I also hate when people tell me be patient it will happen when God wants it to happen. Have you ever been told that?



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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 12:30 PM   5
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Hello ladies, can I join? We've now been TTC for a year. I think a support thread for people who have been TTC for a year or more is a really good idea, particularly TTC for number 1. I know it's frustrating for people who are trying for their 2nd too, but surely it can't be quite as stressful as wondering if you will ever have a family?

I'm just in the process of being tested to see if everything g is as it should be. Had CD1 blood test on Mon, waiting for CD17 for next test. DH & I have been married for 2.5yrs. Im 32 & he will be 34 tomorrow. I've just started temping this month, but other than that I'm trying to keep relaxed (how is that actually possible??!).

What are your stories?



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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 12:45 PM   6
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John and I have been together for 7 years and married 3 and have been ttc for a little over 2 years. I have irregular cycles and can go up to a year with out anything happening and I have cried so many times after hearing no from doctors and cried even harder when I get a baby shower invite. I didn't even know about temping until I found this website so I will be starting that this month too. I have to do some more research on it though because I'm not exactly sure what Im suppose to be looking for temperature wise. As far as keeping relaxed lol when I feel like I'm stressing to much I just go for a walk or something because sometimes all the pills and test and stuff gets to be to much for a person and you have to just get away from it all for a while. What gets me the most is people who have kids (without having problems) pretend they understand exactly what you're going through. I appreciate them trying to be there for me but its not the same as talking to someone who actually does.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 12:58 PM   7
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I have been trying for just under 2 years, and NTNP for a year before that
I already said on one of the threads that I wasted so much time trying naturally, I wish I went to docs before. I have been waiting for my referral now for 4 months and been referred for Jan (this month) and then fertility clinic wrote back to me saying they cancelled it coz I didn't do enough tests at the docs. So I'm back to my GP for more bloods and swabs how much longer?? This waiting game is driving my nuts
Sorry for going on for so long, I wonder if anyone else is frustrated with this wait for docs and tests and generally help?



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 13:37 PM   8
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Jena-- I have been told the whole "God" think and I just ignore it or give them a look of disgust. I am not a religious person and it irritates me that lots of people use the whole "god" thing.

Pansy-- As far as testing it goes like this. I have had the CD21 progesterone test done everything came back great, DH had SA done everything was fine there. I had my first SIS in April 2012 and they found two uterine polyps. Polypectomy, D&C in May 2012. October 2012 I had another SIS done to make sure they hadn't returned. November 2012 I had an HSG to check for abnormalities and clear tubes. Everything went fantastic with that no blockages or anything. I started Clomid this cycle currently 6DPO. Lol, anything else I think is probably in my journal.

Crosby-- Luckily in the US it doesn't take as long to get referrals if needed. My doctor has been great so far. Hopefully you can get things squared away with your Dr.'s so that you can move forward.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 14:06 PM   9
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Good luck countrygirl, fingers crossed clomid does its magic on you



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 14:09 PM   10
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Thanks Crosby



 
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