Saturday, August 21, 2010

ICLW

This month marks two years since our first visit with the RE. So I figured it was a good one to participate in ICLW.

So if you are new, welcome! To catch you up...

We were initially diagnosed with unexplained infertility. After 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs and a miscarriage, we had further testing and found out my husband, III, has a chromosomal inversion. (You can read more about that by clicking the link to the right.) 1 FET, 1 more IVF, and another miscarriage later, I had a laparoscopic myomectomy to remove a fibroid. (More info also to the right.)

So here we are... I'm currently two weeks past my surgery and recovering well. Aside from ART stuff, we've been dealing with the poor health of my FIL. We packed up our two boxer dogs and drove 16 hours to spend the summer with him and the rest of III's family. Two days before we were to head back home, we got a late night call that my FIL had a match, and he underwent a heart transplant. So we're staying for another month. I've taken a leave of absence from my job as a math teacher for the year, and am feeling a bit untethered...

So now you're caught up! Happy ICLW! I look forward to reading some new blogs and 'meeting' some new bloggers. :)

13 comments:

Heather said...

A heart transplant? Wow! Glad to read that he's doing better each day. You and DH must be feeling better having that behind you.

Happy ICLW!

Rebecca said...

Wow! Sending many positive thoughts for your FIL!

And, wishing you a speedy recovery and much success in the future.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Tina said...

Hi! Just visiting via ICLW. Hope you and your FIL both recover from your surgeries soon!

Nice to meet you!

:)
tina
therosbowl.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Wow, how exciting that they found a match for your FIL and he got a heart.

And, glad to know they found something to treat that will hopefully help in your battle to have a child.

Good luck and prayers all around.#28 ICLW

Miriam said...

Happy ICLW! Hope your FIL's transplant is going well.

chloe said...

Wow, that much be stressful. Good luck and happy ICLW.

myinfertilitywoes said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and being able to relate to my fibroid surgery... just read your story. Sucks we had to go through it, huh? So surprised yours got smaller over time. Wow!

And can't believe how quickly you started working out with a trainer afterwards! I tried walking 4 blocks yesterday and was so winded!

Hope all goes well with your FIL. Happy ICLW!

Elise said...

Visiting from ICLW.
I hope your FIL recovers nicely from his transplant.

foxinthehenhouse said...

Hi there - Just stopping by from ICLW.

Wow. That's a lot to deal with. Why the universe feels the need to conspire and make our loved ones sick while we battle IF I have no idea. I'm in a similar boat. Hang in there!

Nixy said...

Good to hear about your FIL doing so well and that your surgery went well, too! Sorry it's been awhile since I checked in!

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Sorry to hear about your FIL. And sorry to hear about all of your ART t/x's, you've been through a lot. I'm on my way into IVF #4 now. Will follow you!

Jess #74

the2weekwait said...

Holy crap! That's a lot to deal with, isn't it? I just had a polyp removed last month so I hear you about the recent surgery. I REALLY hope you're recovering nicely, that your journey will soon lead to a happy ending and that your father-in-law will be ok. Wonderful to discover your blog and happy ICLW! -- Jay (ICLW #78)

Jessica said...

My goodness...you have been through so much!! You are in my thoughts!

ICLW #66