I have been seeing a lot of people comment about the reality show with Guilianna and Bill and how they are dealing with infertility. I watched the show once or twice and enjoyed it, though my husband hates it. I wanted to watch the one on infertility, but I missed it. I did manage to read a recap of the episode.
Why am I writing this entry? I noticed that a lot of people are saying oh they have been only trying for 8 months. I have been trying for [insert longer amount of time]. The amount of time they have been trying is nothing. This got me to thinking. I can’t give you an exact time we have been trying because I’m still confused by the time we started. I wanted to start in February of last year, but because of PCOS my period went missing for three months so there wasn’t a chance we were going to get pregnant. Went to the RE for the first time in June just to get my period started and to try some Clomid. Why did I go so soon? Because I had been a patient in his office before because they are very knowledgeable about PCOS and I didn’t have an ob/gyn since I had married my husband and moved to his state. They always said when I am ready to have kids let them know and that I will most definitely have to be put on Clomid. So I called and got started.
This means I haven’t been trying as long as a lot of you. My first real medicated cycle started in the very beginning of July. I’m not sure where that puts me in how long I’ve been trying, but I’m sure it’s around the time that Guilliana and Bill have been trying. I know that I’m still the noobie, I don’t have years of infertility under my belt, and haven’t been through all the procedures and cycles you all have, but I’m still part of the community and going through all the same feelings you have. I know that none of you are attacking me or saying that I am not part of this community. It just made me feel a little weird to hear the reactions of others about how long they are trying when my time period is so similar. Just makes you think.
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