i'm nicole. dh and i have been ttc#1 since august 2006, nearly 5 years. i used to be active on the infertility and ttc2+yrs boards back in 2008 while we were going through IUIs (4 total, 2 natural, 2 + injectables, all bfn), so i "know" many of you from back then. after leaving pg.org and manical ttc for a few years to literally reclaim my life and my marriage, i began lurking again early this year when dh and i decided to move forward with ivf. i guess i waited until now to rejoin (my old username roma318 is no longer valid) because i still can't believe that after 5 years we were finally moving forward with the big guns.
as for our IF details- i've had all of the major tests- hsg, lap, ect, numerous hormone level checks and of course dozens of SAs for DH. all of my tests are normal, and while dh has great counts and motility, his morph is low. however, none of our REs (past and present) believe it to be a major factor in our IF. so who knows? it just kills me because all of our docs say it doesn't make sense because we are of healthy reproductive age- me 32 dh 36- and live healthy active lifestyles.
we're doing long protocol but no bcp. so today is CD1, which means in 3 weeks i begin suppresion. as a complement to the ivf, i'm doing acupuncture and hypnofertility plus daily meditation (which i do already).
i am super excited but also scared as hell. dh travels a lot for work, which means i need to be able to give myself the shots which means i can't close my eyes and breathe deeply while someone else does it for me. my dog is pretty smart but i'm thinking even the tastiest of treats won't be able to help me teach him how to handle a needle
anyway, thank you for reading and i appreciate how open and supportive this group is. i'm sure i'll have lots of questions as my cycle progresses... speaking of- any cyclers this june/july?