Street cred

The stats: married at 38, tried sex cause I heard that nasty rumour about getting pregnant that way, but no dice.  After a year, jumped into the medical breach with lots of hope and excitement.   3 IUI’s, 2 laps, 4 IVF’s, 2 fresh, 2 frozen, lots of eggs but no implantation in rocky fibroidy soil.  Surgery on fibroids could have resulted in me not having a uterus, so not being urged in that direction, I elected to keep trying.  Yes, I did acupuncture, chinese herbal medicine, LOTS of daimoku, naturopathic diets – even RELAXING.  No two lines for me.

Enter massive weight gain, depression, loss of faith and a yearning that I didn’t even know was possible.  Moved on to adoption.  Another option I thought was going to work out quickly.  Haha. Enter the first sentence of this paragraph.  And just when I thought the end of the road was near…. well, we’ll see…..

And finally after a long wait, we brought our son home in December 2009. A mum at long last!

3 Comments

3 thoughts on “Street cred

  1. Hi, I just saw your protected post and I do hope you are ok. I do feel your pain and know where you are coming from. I understand that in the Black community we we dont talk about Infertility. This in itself makes us feel alienated.

    I really hope everything with your adoption is going well.

    btw am I allowed a password to access all of your posts?

  2. Hi there! I feel like I’m missing all the important stuff since I don’t know the secret password. Do you mind sending to me? I couldn’t find your email otherwise I would have just done that.

    Hope you are doing well….

  3. Hi, I just saw your protected post and I do hope you are ok. I do feel your pain and know where you are coming from. I understand that in the Black community we we dont talk about Infertility. This in itself makes us feel alienated.
    +1

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