Infertility Bites

Infertile, Trying to Conceive, and Forty-One Years Old – Ain't THAT a Bummer!?!

About January 28, 2008

I’m a 41-year old teacher, trying to get pregnant in spite of my PCOS, AKA polycystic ovarian syndrome.  My husband is 44 years old.  We have been married since July of 2000, and have been off of any sort of birth control the entire time we’ve been married. 

Because of insurance garbage and other health-related events, we are just now getting help from a reproductive endocrinologist to try to conceive our first child.  I’m racing the clock, people, and I damned well know it.   


2 Responses to “About”

  1. Veronica Says:

    Good Morning,
    I just stumbled across your blog this morning searching for more info on FSP. First of all I am so sorry for the recent events, I can only imagine the heart break that you have gone through. I will keep you in my prayers, those who don’t have to worry about infertility will never know how lucky they are. I too have been bounced around from one unsuspecting GYN to the next that the insurance company considers specialist in infertility just because they have spent one residency specializing in the treatment of infertility. I have taken clomid, and timed my cycles and shoved pillows under my back making pre and post sex not very romantic at all. Every month the Dr’s would scratch their heads and say “hmm I just don’t know” After literally three years of being given the diagnosis of “unknown infertility” and a lot of false hope, I finally located a physician in Nashville TN that has dedicated his entire practice to difficult and “unknown infertility” cases. After six months of fighting with the insurance I finally got a referral and to my surprise Dr Vasquez got to the root of the problem by doing tests that the other Dr’s never did. Now I am on the fast track to doing FSP hopefully this month, my husband deployed in April so I am doing this alone, (he made a few deposits at the sperm bank before leaving) I am nervous and scared. And my insurance (tricare) will only cover the tests and procedures leading up to diagnosing infertility. So from here on out it is all out of pocket for me. I wish you all the luck in the future, and I truly hope that you know that there are people out there like me that are praying for you.

  2. Peggy Says:

    I have been reading your blog for about 2 months now, and I wanted to introduce myself. I am sorry for your losses and honestly am in awe of your faith and continued hope! You have helped me pick myself up and keep on track with this TCC journey. Thank you.

    I also wanted to know if you have heard of DHEA? I found some sites and articles on the effects is has on mature women and their quality of eggs. Actually can help you produce more eggs at higher grades. I am trying it (25mg three times a day). I found it at GNC, or you may be able to find it at other natural foods stores. I would love to hear from you either way.

    Take care, Pegs

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