Can I just say I am blown away?! I never would have imagined the outpouring of love and support from you all. I was in tears reading all of your kind messages, tweets, emails and texts. Gabe said, “Why are you crying babe?” I sniffled and said, “Because everyone is being so kind to me.” Yes perhaps, the massive amounts of drugs in my system are making me overly emotional, buuuuuut still your words made my heart smile.
In sharing my story I am definitely hoping to help others, but also selfishly I wanted to help myself. I felt like I’ve been carrying around this heavy secret forever now and it’s really weighing me down. Avoiding friend’s phone calls so I don’t have catch them up on my “situation”, dismissing the “are you preggo yet” questions on Facebook and trying to hide the most important decision in my life. It’s exhausting! Welp, now that the cats outta the bag and I feel lighter, relieved and somehow peaceful. So thank you.
I was truly amazed by all the messages I got from others who shared similar WTF experiences. When you’re going through something tough, it real does help to know you’re not alone. Safety in numbers, right? I won’t reveal any names, but check out some of these responses…
“Just read your story I will be thinking and praying for you daily. It took my daughter 13 yrs to get pregnant doing everything your doing, then without trying 5 yrs later she got pregnant by surprise with her 2nd.”
“I had 12 miscarriages, a prolapsed uterus after my first child. I had a second after all those miscarriages. They told me no more kids, but six years later, pregnant, and was in bed from the fifth month on and all my babies were fine.”
“We did 5 rounds of IVF (all unsuccessful) and finally “gave up” and just started looking at other options years ago. Long story short, I think the stress of infertility was the worst part, and after we stopped pressing and were researching other options such as adoption, we got pregnant naturally. I know it sounds silly, but I heard similar stories from other friends of ours who did the whole IVF thing too. We were fortunate enough to have two wonderful daughters now.”
“After about 5-6 years we literally gave up and felt like it was just going to be “us” for the rest of time. At 9 years we both got check out and like you guys the dr said we were not only good but above average and should have no problem conceiving. We had one miscarriage at about 8 years and finally after giving up God blessed us with a miracle.”
Those are just a few of the dozens of beautiful messages I received. I feel overwhelmed by your love and inspired by your strength. What a wonderful network of support we’ve created here. Thank you friends. I’m off to an important Doctor’s appointment now. We’re counting follicles and finding out our retrieval date!! Wish me luck!