December 2013: Pull the goalie, no prevention happening.
April 2014: Nothing is happening. No cycle for me since going of BC pill.
April 2014: Appointment with OBGYN (who was awful), but does run tests. I suggest that I might have PCOS, she disregards.
May 2014: Tests all come back normal. She claims nothing is wrong and asks me to take pills without explanation.
May 2014: I don’t take pills because my cycle comes. Yay! I think all is on track. Nope, sure is not.
August 2014: Back to no cycles since May. I call the doctor and finally find out what the medicine is for. Progresterone to get it started and she claims this will set me back on track.
August 2014: Progesterone works. Maybe all is okay.
September/October 2014: Nope, just had one cycle. Back to no cycles.
October 2014: Call doctor and demand more answers. She says, “Oh yeah, because of your PCOS…” Me: “Um, what? Apparently some of my bloodwork did come back abnormal, but not abnormal enough for them to be concerned at the time. But now, they’re concerned.
October 2014: Doctor orders a glucose test and ultrasound.
October 2014: Glucose is normal, but ultrasound is not. Lots of cysts on the ovaries, which is a sign of PCOS.
November 2014: Find a new OBGYN (who is amazing!). She confirms PCOS and puts us on a new plan.
December 2014: First round of Clomid. Worked, but not pregnant.
January 2015: Second round of Clomid. Worked, but not pregnant.
February 2015: Third round of Clomid. Worked, but not pregnant.
February 2015: Doctor orders HSG test and Semen Analysis for Jordan.
Late February 2015: SA comes back abnormal (morphology) and we are referred to a specialist.
Late February 2015: We start seeing Dr. Shavell at The Fertility Center in Grand Rapids. She’s awesome!
March 2015: Month off while we wait for test results. Jordan gets one more SA.
March 2015: Second SA for Jordan much better. Yay! And HSG normal for me. Double yay!
April 2015: Due to having PCOS and Jordan’s minor issue, doctor suggests an IUI.
April 2015: Take new medicine, Femara, and use HGC trigger shot. First IUI complete.
April 2015: First IUI unsuccessful.
May 2015: Take month off of IUI and try naturally with medicine. Unsuccessful.
End of May 2015: Second IUI. Unsuccessful.
June 2015: Third IUI unsuccessful.
June 2015: Consult with the doctor on next steps.
July 2015: Take month of IUI and try naturally with medicine. Unsuccessful.
August 2015: Begin medicine for 4th IUI. Medicine and injection cycle. Cycle cancelled due to overstimulation.
September 2015: One last cycle on Femara and trigger shot. Unsuccessful.
October 2015: Start birth control pill to prep for IVF.
November 2015: Start IVF treatments.
December 2015: IVF 1. Failed. 2 embryos transferred, zero to freeze.
December 2015-February 2016: No treatments. Start Metformin for egg quality.
March 2016: Start IVF 2 on March 23!