Sunday, March 8, 2009

Doubly officially infertile

Or, officially-officially infertile. Or, I-can't-avoid-the-label-infertile-even-if-I-wanted-to. Maybe that last title option is a little too long....

I finished cycle 12 this weekend and started cycle 13. I know DH's SA numbers allowed us to go directly to jail without passing go during our eighth cycle, so we were already "officially" infertile. But now we've hit that year marker. The cycle for many people that, once passed without a successful pregnancy, means you can join the land of infertility.

I don't think we can get any more official here.

13 comments:

Caroline said...

Hi Hillary,
I'm sorry that you have officially landed yourself in the world of infertility. I know that your hope and faith will guide you on this difficult journey. And we'll be here cheering you on.

Yael@machonpuah said...

I'm sorry you had to join, but welcome to the club.

The ladies going through IF are very special people, so you must be very special too.

Betty Rubble said...

I echo the others...sorry you had to join, but welcome to the club...I hope your enrollment however is short.

Kat470 said...

Sorry to hear it's official. :-( I'm on my 12th cycle right now, so if it doesn't end up in a positive test in 10 days, I'm in the same boat. :-( What's weird is you always hear stories about perfectly healthy couples who it takes a year and a half to conceive. The whole 12 month thing is just a stupid timeline that get's put on us, through this already difficult journey.

So glad you made the RE appointment. :-D
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Sara Scissors said...

Yes, that one year mark is never a fun one. I do hope you find some answers at your first RE visit and a plan to get you KU!

Mary said...

I'm so sorry sweetie. You are on your way though! It will come sooner than you think:) (((HUGS)))

Melissa said...

Ugh, I'm sorry. But welcome to the land of wonderfully supportive and caring women :)

I'm on month #17 on ttc #2. At least i have a diagnosis and am starting treatment. Seriously, the RE appts make the load so much lighter.

Thinking of you...

Silya said...

I'm sorry, and remember feeling very frustrated when I reached the official "infertility" date. Thinking of you, and like others have said, don't let this mean more than it should. Lots of people get pregnant after trying for more than a year. (I'm telling myself this also).

Gina said...

I'm sorry you have to join the club. I hope that you get out super quick though.

The Wife said...

Hilary,
I'm so sorry that you've reached this point. But I'll keep hoping and praying that your not here(IF land) much longer.

Erica said...

Ah yes, the world of infertility - the final frontier - the land our mother's never told us about...

I'd like to convince you that you'll be a better person for landing here, but we all know that most of us would take the "lower" road if we could have avoided this diagnosis.

Anyway, here's to hoping your stay is short.

'Murgdan' said...

It's the suckiest joining of a club EVER. Boo. But nonetheless...welcome. At least there are others to share the misery and all that other stuff that come with it!

strongblonde said...

I totally agree with Murgdan. Welcome to the sucky club. :( Sorry you had to join.

At least there is a strong support system!

xoxo