Well, I've thought about doing this for some time, and just never got around to it. Here goes.
Scott and I have been TTC since 6 months post wedding, so since September of 2004. We're both 37, and have taken a "break" here and there, which means we just stopped charting, or POAS, or taking drugs, vitamins, etc. But for the majority of that time, we've been actively BD'ing and hoping something would stick.
We visited a specialist (my OB/GYN, who just happens to also be a reproductive surgeon) and had the slew of tests scheduled. I don't have PCOS, my pipes are clear (HSG last fall), and I O regularly, usually on CD15. My LP is 15 days on the money, and my progesterone levels are just fine. DH's SA came back just "OK". Count and motility were fine, but morphology was on the low side. Dr. Fettinger recommended 3 rounds of Clomid, then 3 rounds of Clomid + IUI, then on to IVF or adoption.
Last summer we did three cycles of the Clomid. No luck.
We just finished up our 2nd round of Clomid + IUI, again, no luck.
Scott travels out of the country quite frequently, and it just so happens for the next two months he'll be overseas when I O. Our doctor doesn't freeze sperm for IUI's, so we've decided to move on to IVF without going throught the recommended third round of IUI. With my age a factor, we just don't want to waste anymore time.
It's amazing to think back sometimes to when we got married. We were just 34 and thought we had all the time in the world. Now, we're both frantic that our biological clock is running out.
So, my next appointment is next Thursday with Dr. Fakih at First IVF. It's a consult, and we can expect US's and blood work. I'm assuming also a SA, but we'll know a heck of a lot more after our appointment. For the next week, I've vowed to not badger Scott with any of this. He took the most recent BFN very hard.
I continue to pray to God for strength and patience.