I’m a mother of one little boy who was born in January 2007. Wife a Brit who has a fondness for Saville Row suits, PD Wodehouse, golf, 10 dollar plastic cowboy hats, quoting the Princess Bride on a daily basis and singing Alan Jackson songs at the top of his fool lungs. I’ve got a dog named Toby Keith and a cat named Ted. I’m a songwriter (though on a three year hiatus at the moment) and recently retired from working in sales and marketing at a major investment bank. We moved to Atlanta from NYC about a year ago.
I spend most of my free time injecting myself with mega doses of gonadotropins with the hope that they will one day result in the latest member of our family. So far it ain’t working.
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I’m really glad I just found your blog–I am laughing and crying at the same time! Besides the fact I live north of the Mason-Dixon line, it could be me writing (well, I don’t write as well as you). One son (IUI) and trying to add to that number–just started my period after fourth IVF–yet another failure. Thanks for the insight and humor, it helps a little.
Thanks! This process beats the crap out of you, doesn’t it? Good luck and….any chance you might go back to IUI? I am still amazed that we managed to get something to stick (for now at least) with an IUI after all those failed cycles. Like flushing money down the drain….not even a tax write off this year, I don’t think.
Just saying hi – what a fascinating blog. You are a great writer you know.
I’m so sorry to hear about all the trials and tribulations, especially the recent miscarriage. I hope you’re both doing okay.
Wishing you all the best whatever route you take next, and hoping you get a break soon.
Give the boys a big hug from me, I hope we see you all soon.
Thanks, Jill. We are doing ok down here….it is you that we need to worry about. 40 degrees below? My God.
We’ll definitely be up to see you this year (if you don’t mind me inviting us). Love to Mike and the kids!
It really is quite shockingly cold! But we’re doing fine – just wearing everything we possess every time we go out.
We would love to have you stay any time! We have two spare rooms with your names on them… 🙂
Hello~ I just came across your blog, noticed you’re in Atlanta AND that you’re working with CCRM. So am I. After 5 IUIs and 2 IVFs with ACRM in Atl I’m trying IVF #3 with Schoolcraft. Should be starting stims Thursday and heading out there next week. Hoping to do genetic testing, if we get some embryos. Would love to hear more about your experience with CCRM!
Hi, I just found you blog. I hope everything works out with CCRM. I am on IVF #9 and have done 5 FETs and 5 IUIs. This actually will be my first cycle using a surrogate and we ARE doing a dual transfer. It was my thoughts to do this and my doctor was completely on board right away thankfully even though she has never done this before. I start my stims next week. I hope I can follow your experience.
Good Luck to you!!!! Please keep me posted. All the very best and thanks for leaving the comment. Much appreciated!
My husband and I have been trying to conceive for some time now, and started IVF last year. One of the drugs in the IVF regime I was given was prednisone to be taken at 10mg everyday during the cycle until it’s confirmed the cycle has failed, before being weaned off. I underwent 4 cycles and weaned off the prednisone without issue, but after the 5th cycle, I broke out in rapid psoriasis lesions on my face, scalp, elbows and genitals. Recognising what it was, I went to a psoriasis institute to confirm and was told the only treatment they could recommend while trying to get pregnant is UVB.
I am starting another IVF cycle and took my 1st 10mg prednisone yesterday morning, and by the end of the day, there were noticeable differences in the redness to the lesions, severity of the scaling and the level of itchiness to my scalp. It’s scaring me, as everything I’ve read here and elsewhere warns that weaning off the prednisone will make the psoriasis worse. And my IVF doctor wants to increase the dosage to 25mg due to the number of failed cycles we’ve had.
I’ve been desperately looking for information about psoriasis and IVF, and came back with so little info, but finally found your blog. Your posts made me laugh and I saw so much similarly in our journeys. I would love to get in touch with to understand your experience dealing with both IVF and psoriasis, and how you dealt with the prednisone, so I feel so lost.