Monday, December 13, 2010

I guess I'm a blogger now!

I've been contemplating starting this blog for a while now so I finally pulled the trigger...  I like the idea of having a place to write my thoughts where people have a choice to read them or not.  I've tried many times in my life to keep a journal but I find that either I keep it for a while and forget about it or I'm worried that someone else will read it so I throw it away!  I'm looking forward to writing things down that I know other people might read, and thus maybe I'll keep them long enough to finally look back at them one day.

Here is a quick background of me, Lindsey.  I'm an endometriosis sufferer / infertile living in Alaska, hence the title: Adventures of Endo in the Arctic.  I was diagnosed with endometriosis at 14 by my family OBGYN who is still my doc and wonderfully supportive.  At 14 I went on birth control pills to control the pain and attempt to keep the endo at bay and it worked for 10 years.  All was perfect, I met my fabulous husband in 2005 and we were married in 2007.  We had some great adventures but both wanted children so we decided to start trying in April of 2009.  It was fun at first, we layed in bed and laughed and giggled about potential baby names (I think my favorite is still Wolverine Cyclops The Hulk Hunter.)   But then time went by and there was never a second line on any of those sticks... 

So then we were infertile.  Well I was, the dear husband, we'll call him DH, took a lot longer to convince there was a problem.  I had laproscopic surgery to remove some of the scar tissue that the endo had caused, while they were in there they blew dye through my tubes and said everything looked bad but they were able to fix it all, the prognosis was good!  So off we went to continue our journey to make a baby, but there still weren't any second lines on all those sticks I peed on...

So here we are now.  One more trip to the doc to blow more dye through the tubes, a crazy anti-inflammatory diet and now taking Clomid (more all of this later there are so many funny stories to tell).  I hope at some point this blog will help more infertiles out there feel less alone like so many blogs that I've read have made me feel.  So welcome to my personal thoughts and reflections on life!

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