Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Welcome ICLWers!

I know I'm a day early, but tomorrow I'm having an EDG at the buttcrack (technical term) of dawn, and I'm not sure how I'll be feeling the rest of the day. I'll be sedated for the procedure. I've never been sedated before, and I'm terrified.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is an examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a small camera (flexible endoscope) which is inserted down the throat.

Anyway, this is my 2nd ICLW, and I'm hoping to snag a few new readers, as well as some new and interesting blogs to read. I'm Jamie, I'm 31 years old, happily married to my best friend, JP, who is 36. We'd been ttc for 3+ years, though started at the RE at the end of last year. I have PCOS, no natural cycles or ovulation. After 3 failed IUIs, I decided that I was spinning my wheels until I could take off most of my weight. With the RE's blessing and encouragement, I've been going through preparations to have gastric bypass surgery.

At my my recent appointment at the weight loss center, I was given glowing praise at my progress (36lbs lost, at that time). The doctor decided that they're ready to submit me to my insurance for approval, which means that the next time I go in (May 11th), will be my last appointment, and they'll schedule me for the consult with the surgeon.

My hope is that surgery will be scheduled for July, and then 12 months after that I'll be cleared to start ttc again. My fear is that we'll get to that point and find out that there's something else wrong.

I started this blog mostly to track my progress, keep myself in check, and hopefully find some support out there in interwebsland. I also wanted to share my story. Before I made the decision to go forward with this plan, I scoured the web for info on fertility after weight loss surgery, and came up with virtually nothing. Hopefully, now, girls out there like me will know what to expect.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll stick around!


  1. I found you via ICLW April 2011 list. I've had numerous EGDs done and they're not too bad. I've always thought the prep stuff was the worst. Congrats on your weight loss and keep up all your hard work! I'm sure it'll pay off.

  2. Hi Jamie! I'm stopping by from ICLW, and am so inspired by your story! I'll keep checking in on you and your progress, and I'll keep my fingers crossed that your TTC journey is a short one. Keep up the good work, and thank you so much for sharing your story! :)