Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The What Ifs of Infertility Treatments

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I feel a little bit like the baby situation is an elephant in the room on this blog. I don't often address my infertility issues, but it's part of almost every day in my life. The problem is that I just don't know what to say about it anymore.

I don't want to beat a dead horse, but it also feels disingenuous to not talk about it more when it feels like infertility is controlling my entire life.

I've used Clomid for four cycles to help me ovulate, and I've ovulated all but the first cycle on it after we increased the dose. So that's great. My period has also come on it's own at the end of every cycle I've been on Clomid. Also, good. But because of the risk of cancer, which they don't really like to dwell on, of course, you can't keep taking Clomid indefinitely.

I'm going to do at least one more cycle on it, but I fully expect the OB/GYN to be ready to refer me to a fertility specialist at my next appointment, and I'm terrified.

We flat out can't afford any kind of expensive intervention. I can probably swing the cost of a few of the other types of medication, but nothing more than that. So what if the things we can afford don't work? I don't know how to deal with that. It feels really unfair given everything else we have to deal with.

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