I don't really write much about our TTC journey on my blog, since we're not really in a place to pursue expensive fertility treatments, or other family expansion prospects as a whole, but I thought I'd put this up for those of you who may have found me via ICLW.
July 2007: Married and TTA.
June 2008: Start TTC.
December 2008: Annual with family doctor who doesn't express too much concern.
May 2009: Follow-up with family doctor who decides to send us to a "specialist", who turns out to be an OBGYN.
June 2009: Appointment with OBGYN, SA for DH, and multiple tests for me. SA not great, my tests show signs of PCOS.
August 2009: Month of antibiotics for DH, and a follw-up SA ordered, which we didn't do.
August 2009-April 2011: Continue to TTC naturally.
April 2011--I start exhibiting signs of what later turns out to be vestibulitis. Painful. TTC pretty much on hold just due to physical discomfort.
May-August 2011--See two different doctors who don't know what to do with me.
Fall 2011--See my OBGYN, who tries steroid creams, steroid shots, and physical therapy. Nothing works.
Spring 2011--Back to the OBGYN who throws up his hands and says he's sending me to a specialist.
July 2012--First appointment with Dr. Eschenbach in Seattle. He prescribes a much stronger steroid cream.
Also, Daniel is diagnosed with a multitude of food allergies and heterozygous MTHFR C667T.
September 2012--Start using the Luness, to see if it will regulate my cycle.
October 2012--Second appointment with Dr. Eschenbach who says he sees some improvement. He prescribes a second steroid cream and says to come back in January.
November 2012--Second steroid cream clearly isn't helping, so stop both around Thanksgiving. Use coconut oil on occasion, and that seems to help.
December 2012--Dr. Eschenbach's office never calls to schedule a follow-up like they said they would.
January 2013--Start getting more active, lose a little weight, vestibulitis seems to be getting better, maybe?
Also have first CD14 ovulation EVER, probably thanks to the supplements, lost weight, and the Luness.
I am diagnosed with heterozygous MTHFR C677T. Still waiting on allergy tests.