Monday, March 21, 2011

"No there is too much. Let me sum up."

Welcome ICLW'ers! If you caught the Princess Bride quote give yourself two points! So here I go with the summing it up.

The hubby & I have been TCC for about a year and a half. We had originally planned to do IVF because as a child I was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth's disease (a terrible disease that is related to Muscular Dystrophy). We chose IVF because we could have the embryos screened for CMT. This disease gets worse each generation and our kids would have a 50% chance of having it. So I did genetic testing and found out that I had been misdiagnosed 20 years ago. No CMT.

But I do have PCOS. So after a year of trying on our own we went to an RE and started the long process, beginning with Clomid. I don't react to Clomid at all so now we are on to Letrozole. I just finished Provera and will start Letrozole in a few days.

So there is the summary of my TCC journey so far.

Aside from that, I am feeling quite crummy. Provera & I don't get along. Plus my hubby is on his way to Moab, UT for a jeeping trip with his brother & grandpa. So I am alone for the week. Normally I don't mind being alone for a little while, but my current state of mind is not so good. Provera seems to give me lots of doubts. I know its just the hormones, but even knowing that, its hard to think positive. So its a good week for ICLW. I can read lots of new blogs and keep myself occupied!


  1. Stopping over from ICLW from #63 & #153. Wow! What an interesting journey you've already had do far in your life. Good luck with your letrozole cycle! Hope it does the trick.

  2. New to ICLW and thought I'd stop by. I have PCOS and am preparing to start Clomid, so I'm looking forward to reading some of your old posts to see what's in store for me. Good luck with letrozole.

  3. HI there. I'm stopping in from ICLW. I also have PCOS and spent a lot of time on Provera. Not fun at all. Hang in there!

  4. Stopping by from ICLW! I love that your title is a Princess Bride quote--I love that movie (hence the title of my blog)!

    I know how hard it can be when your hubby is away. Mine travels a lot for business and it can be very hard to deal with sometimes. Do something nice for yourself this week while he's gone--mani/pedi, chick flicks, massage, dinner with friends--whatever makes you feel good.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for your letrozole cycle!

    ~ICLW #156

  5. Thank you for the comment Lissie! Keep your chin up and thank you for the advice about Met. I'm not looking forward to it, but I'm hopeful. I look forward to following your journey!

  6. Thanks for stopping by!! How great to find out that you don't have CMT! I hope th letrozole works well for you. I found it much easier to tolerate that Clomid.

    Good luck!

  7. Yay for timing! ICLW should keep you busy. If you feel anything like I did on Femara (Letrozole) you'll be happy DH is away. LOL:) Good luck with your cycle!

    ICLW 149

  8. Hi Lissie,

    Stopping by from the ICLW. My name is Kim and I am the editor of The Ladies in Waiting Book Club. Stop on by and make new friends if you have time. :o)

    I hope your week is going well, even with your hubby gone. :o)