Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Hello all! Those that aren't new, I hope you'll forgive me for my mostly copied/pasted entry.

This is my 4th 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.

I recently had my last appointment with the doctor at the bariatric center, and a couple of days later got the news that my insurance approved my surgery. I met with the surgeon on June 6th, and scheduled my surgery for July 20th. It's sneaking up on me all the time! I'm very nervous and excited. Weight loss total at this point is 64 lbs!

My hope is that12 months after surgery 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.

Lately I haven't been posting as often as I'd like. In addition to each working full-time, we also own and operate a small gaming store in our evenings and weekends. We've been going through A LOT of drama with our landlord, our building being auctioned at Sheriff's sale, and trying to get together the means to buy it ourselves. It's not going well, and I've been very, very depressed about the whole thing. One way or another, the auction is July 6th, and it will be over. I'm so scared.

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


  1. Wow! You have a lot going on right now. Hope there is a happy surprise for you regarding the store. Please keep us updated as surgery gets closer. Must be a very scary, yet exciting time.

    All the best!


  2. Hi from ICLW!
    That's a LOT going on! Good luck on all of it!

  3. congrats to you with your weight loss! That's amazing. I have a IRL friend who had great success with that surgery.

    Happy ICLW!

    ICLW #53

  4. Huge congrats on your weight loss so far and I wish you the best of luck with your bariatric surgery.

    ICLW #10

  5. Here via ICLW. You've had a fantastic weightloss so far, huge congratulations. Hope the surgery goes well - I've added you to my reader so I'll be checking back

  6. Hello from ICLW.
    Congrats on your weight loss that's fantastic! Wishing you all the best! x

    ICLW #29

  7. I'm always amazed when people manage to loose a lot of weight, that's really great. Surgery is scary but you know it's for a good reason. Best of luck!

    ICLW #84

  8. Congrats on your current weight loss that is a great accomplishment!!!

    Happy ICLW

  9. You are doing very well on the weight loss front. I wish you all the very best for the surgery, and eventually a baby of your own.

    I hope the house issue will resolve in your favour.

    iclw #36

  10. Congrat's on the weightloss--that's incredible! Good luck with the business decisions. That sounds stressful. My apartment building got auctioned off once, and it was a crazy time for us, not having a lease and not knowing what would happen.

  11. congrats on your weightloss! I hope all goes well with your surgery and next ICLW we are reading about how it went!