If you are here visiting for the first time for ICLW, welcome to my little space on the internet!
I am "S", married to "MM" since November 2008. I am 40, MM is 37, and this marriage is the first for both of us. We have been TTC our first child since April 2008. (We knew it "takes longer" when the wife is over 35; we just didn't realize how much longer.)
It has actually been quite a long time--close to a year--since we have done any treatment. (A link to our TTC history is in the sidebar, if you're interested.) We are currently gearing up to do a DE cycle at our out-of-state clinic which I refer to here as St. Mungo's. (Our RE for our DE cycle is "Dr. Dumbledore," so St. Mungo's fits as my name for his clinic, keeping the Harry Potter theme.)
Except for my sonohysterogram, which is scheduled for the first Friday in May, we have cleared all the many hurdles required to prepare for a DE IVF cycle. Assuming I get the all clear on my SHG--and I have no reason to believe I won't, since all the testing I've ever had has been normal--we are anticipating an embryo transfer the first week of June, which is right around the corner!
In the process of getting our pre-cycle testing done, we recently learned that MM has low sperm morphology. All along we both thought that our only problem was poor egg quality related to my age, so this was bad news. Luckily Dr. Dumbledore has assured us that this result should in no way affect the success of our DE cycle.
It has been a difficult path to get to this point, but for the first time in a long time, we are feeling optimistic about our chances of success. We really, really, really want to be parents and to put this angst-filled, stressful chapter of our life together behind us.
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