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I've been lurking here long enough...<br><br>
I'll try to keep this to the Cliff's Notes version.<br><br>
My DH and I started TTC about 2 and a half years ago. During our very first 2WW I got a phone call from my doctor letting me know that I had cancer. Boy was that a stressful wait. Thankfully, we weren't PG and I was able to proceed with my treatment that included a complete thyroidectomy.<br><br>
I have also been diagnosed with PCOS.<br><br>
6 months after my cancer treatment I met with my specialist and asked about TTC. He said that officially he had to tell me to wait a year for any residual radiation to leave my system. Unofficially he pointed me to some articles that showed that 6 months was plenty of time to have waited. Why the rush? Because with the dual diagnosis of PCOS and no thyroid every doctor I saw said that we would have a very hard time conceiving and needed to get to it the very first day that it was deemed "safe".<br><br>
So we started trying. Only problem was that my periods were not cooperating. After my thyroidectomy AF became very regular. Every 29 days. I always ovulated on CD15. This was confirmed by charting, OPK, blood work. The problem, I was generally bleeding for 15-25 days out of the 29. So even though I was ovulating, I still had AF!!! I went to many doctors who basically had no idea what was going on. I also tried a homeopathic approach which seemed to help but did not fix the problem.<br><br>
DH and I finally made the decision to see a specialist who was going to cost a fortune and my insurance would not cover. Despite being a fertility problem, the long AF was also a medical issue so it was an issue for insurance to deal with if I stayed in network.<br><br>
Our fertility doc appt was on CD10. We were all set to go. But then on CD7 AF stopped! I had a normal period. So we decided to postpone the appt for a month so we could have some more data points. The next month I also had a normal period!!! After 2+ years of horrible, heavy, never-ending AF my body has suddenly decided to cooperate.<br><br>
So we are TTC the old-fashioned way for a couple more months hoping that things will happen naturally. It is still a pretty stressful situation. I've got the normal 2WW issues. Then period comes and the real worry starts. Will I stop bleeding in a regular length of time? I much prefer just worrying if I might be PG or not. At least one is a normal activitiy.<br><br>
So maybe I didn't quite keep this short.<br><br>
Just wanted to introduce myself.<br>
I'm currently in 2WW.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"> Pumpkin!! Very exciting that you are finally on your TTC journey! After all your problems, hope your stay here is short and sweet.<br><br>
You should come over and join the "One Thread." It's a thread that's re-started every Sunday and keeps track of all the viewers who are TTC, who are waiting to TTC, and who were TTC and are recently pregnant.<br><br>
I joined about 6 weeks ago - after 18 months of TTC, a m/c and a few months of lurking. It has been EXTREMELY helpful and the women are just a wealth of information and very supportive.<br><br>
If you join before Sunday, you should be on the new list for next week (the first post on the new thread lists everyone and where they are at - CD, DPO or 2ww, recent m/c, and recent pregnancies).<br><br>
Again, welcome!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"> Pumkin! Enjoy your stay here in TTC land! This is the BEST TTC group around.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hola.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hola">: Pumkin!<br><br>
Wow, sounds like you've been through the ringer. You've found the best place possible for TTC support. Glad to see you!<br><br>
Come on and join us over at the One Thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
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