Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Infertile Myrtle

"Officially" we have been trying to conceive a baby for over 3 years. Obviously we have not been successful. So, this holiday season we got the recommendation to begin an investigation into infertility.

In February we attended an infertility seminar which was required. We went in not knowing what to expect, there were about 7 other couples and a few ladies there on their own. A woman led us through a class which discussed main reasons for infertility, % of couples who overcome their infertility, a list of don't dos (smoke, drugs etc.) and the steps we would begin to find out if our infertility problem is treatable.

Then it was time to get poked and prodded for laboratory tests. We were able to look up a few results online things like Cyndi's blood glucose levels.

This Friday we meet with an infertility specialist to go over the test results and decide if there is any plan of action we can pursue at this time.

Please do not ask specifics of whom is "at fault". Neither of us is at fault. WE are in this together, it is us as a couple who cannot seem to conceive a baby.

We are asking for your support and prayers as we begin a difficult journey. We feel like we are grieving an invisible loss. The options given to us are costly, Cyndi's work only covers 50% and soon she will not even have that coverage. We cannot even explain how difficult it has been coping with the news that we may not be able to be the parents we have always wanted to be.

13 comments:

Trisha K said...

you know i love you both SO much, and I'm proud of you for making it a together kind of thing. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Friday, and always. Feel free to call me after if you need.

Larson said...

I am sorry that it has been such a difficult process. No matter what you two have my love, support, and prayers. I hope God opens some doors and makes the way clear as to what his plan is.

Thany said...

You are loved more than you know by the people who commented above me and by those who will read this and not even comment. focus on that strength lifting you up and not on what might bring you down coming out of the mouths of others.

God is still walking this with you-even if we cannot understand what His plan is.

Dani said...

I am so sorry that you are going through this. After 2 years of trying to conceive, my husband and I have also begun the process and we have our appt with an infertility specialist in mid April. We know how much you are hurting and how difficult this is.

I just want you to know that we are here for you, and that you most definitely have our support and our prayers. I hope that Friday goes well for you!

~Melissa~ said...

ILY! I know that I am soo very far away but I am here for anything you need =)

Carol Fabarez said...

Praying..."

Erica Holbrook said...

I'm sorry to hear/read....prayers.

Sarah Teuscher said...

That is an awful situation and you guys are definitely in my prayers. You have been going through so much and I am in awe of your strength and grace in dealing with all this so far. Be well and take care of each other.

Becky said...

I am sorry you are having to deal with this and can definitely empathize with you. I don't believe God has placed a desire in your hearts to have children though for no reason and I will pray He gives you a miracle.

Kelly said...

Oh Cyndi! I'm praying for you. Love ya

Amy said...

i'm really sorry you are having this trouble. you guys are good people and i know that somehow, someway you will get to be the parents you want to be. i feel its in the cards for you guys to have a child. love you both and i'll be thinking about you friday! keep me posted!

Moe said...

During our time of infertility this is the verse I clinged to:

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Anonymous said...

You know how much we love you and support you. Even if options are expensive, we will pass the hat around the family if we have to, to make it happen for you. will be praying hard tomorrow for you