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March 29th, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Location: Upstate, NY
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Name (user & real): Susan (smsturner)
Age: 31

SO/DH: Tom. He's the most amazing person I know.
Age: 47
Do you have any children? Angel or otherwise? I have a 13 yo dd, and an 11 yo ds from my first marriage. Was one of those twits that conceived just by breathing funny (when I was 19). Could not have ever imagined I'd ever have this much trouble a dozen years later. Tom does not have any biological children

How long have you been TTCing: Four years on May 9 (minus one four month break in end of 2011-12)

Where are you at in your journey (waiting, IUIs, IVF): Waiting for six weeks before we get to it again. Very impatient as I finally actually got a bfp. Just want to move on after my loss.

Would you like to share how you got to this point in your journey?

2009 - go off of birth control, start charting, got blessing from first dr. Gave up frustrated with charting, was sure I was doing it wrong because it said I never ovulate!

2010 - First dr says perfect candidate for PCOS. So, lost 55 pounds to try to make my body have regular cycles. NOTHING changed, dr thought it would help.

2011 - Really start obsessing over charting, and timing, and little things, trying to get everything right. End of year, before holidays start a break bcs it was causing marriage stress.

2012 - around march start ttc again. Make dr appt with second dr. She starts blood testing. Says not PCOS. Refers me to fertility specialist out of town. More testing, and HSG. Specialist starts me on provera to get cycles, and clomid for ovulation.

2013 - Specialist says clomid isn't working, but my charts are great for the first time ever!! Second cycle on clomid, get our very first bfp on Feb 8!!!
Get heartbeat at 6.5 weeks on ultrasound, again at 8 weeks.
10 weeks pregnant at ultrasound, no more heartbeat, no more baby. D&C in end of March. Need to wait six weeks to see if I get a cycle to try again.

Anything else you would like to share?
I always share too much lol I'm an open book kind of person.
I'm an atheist and a liberal, but I could care less what religion or political leanings you have. I'm open minded and most of my friends and family don't agree with me on politics or religion. I still love them all.
I LOVE a good debate, and enjoy when friends can debate with me and stay pals. Really miss the days of the old debate board and political boards here. Made a lot of longtime friends on this one, and another debate board.
I'm a dog person. I love to crochet!! (if anyone is on ravelry, look me up there, I'm smsturner everywhere lol)
Spaghetti is my favorite, I NEED pepsi and chocolate. I am a super geek, right down to xfiles, browncoats, the lone gunman and superhero movies. I wish I'd taken every piece of advice my mother had ever given me.

At the risk of sounding like a copycat, This board really is amazing. I can't believe how much more I know about TTC than I did before I starting posting.
When I first started ttc, it was about when I signed up here and on a couple of other boards. Before that I didn't even know what forums were lol I played on the fun boards and a little on ttc, but I was just wasn't really ready to talk about this. I'm so so so glad I opened up to you ladies and starting talking here. It gave me support I didn't know I needed, and friends I love dearly. Thank you for letting me squeal, cry, whine and ask stupid questions, and STILL make me feel cared about and supported! You are the most amazing women.
Susan, dh Tom, dd Megan (15), ds Marcus (13), Our together miracle, baby Dean, 17 months

Crazy enough to try all over again for a second together baby! Hoping for a much less wild ride this time!

TTC with PCOS for 5 very long years. Annovulatory cycles. Multiple doctors. Different meds. One horrible loss. And then one wonderful success, born 2/18/14.

I never knew until that moment how badly it could hurt to lose something you never really had. - Missed Miscarriage at 10 weeks - 3/26/13

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