Hello ICLWers! Long time no see! I haven't participated in quite a while. Mostly because, for a long time, I haven't had anything interesting to say.
I'm 32 years old, my husband, JP, is 37. We were, not trying, but not avoiding, since we first met 6 years ago. We started actively trying (and jumping straight in to the RE), about 2 1/2 years ago. We went through three IUIs before I decided that, at 314 lbs and no cycles for over 5 years, I was just spinning my wheels. I asked my RE to refer me to a bariatric program, which he was happy to do.
In February of of 2011 I started the program, and lost about 60 lbs before my roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery on July 20th of the same year. I have since lost another 85 lbs. My cycle re-appeared about 6 months ago. Most people can start trying to conceive again either 12 or 18 months after surgery. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be cleared to start trying at my 12-month follow-up on July 25th (omg that's so soon!). I am very nervous, very excited, but mostly just scared to death of all of the new ways that I may learn that my body can still fail me.
If you want to know more about me, feel free check out the previous few posts, where I mention my congenital hormonal condition, and other various tidbits.
I look forward to reading your comments and checking out your blogs! I'll hope you'll stick around and join me in the next phase of my journey!