Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I called the endocrinologist this morning and spoke with a nurse. She said that the doctor is raising my dosage of thyroid meds (not expected, but whatever) and I am changing meds for the prolactin level (expected and appreciated that the plan from my last appointment was on my file and being carried out without having to remind them).

I am so happy that I have gotten such a great response from the blog so far. Most people are writing me privately. Thanks for reading! My motivations for writing this blog are mostly selfish. I feel like I need support. I know there are so many websites where I can join groups etc. Those were not my cup of tea. I feel like the groups were filled with Debbie Downers and I found reading them draining instead of empowering. No thank you.

Many friends have described me as brave for sharing my story. For those of you who know me well, you know I respond to compliments as follows: "I know!" or "I am wonderful, aren't I?" or something else equally modest. But brave...I just don't see myself that way. Thanks nonetheless.

I also have a request so that this blog really begins to work for me the way I would like. Will you please send the link to anyone you know who is having or has had similar issues? I would love to be able to share with others going on a similar journey presently or previously. Please also comment on the blog, instead of privately, so I look like I have more readers :). Of course, if something is very personal and you don't feel comfortable commenting publicly, feel free to always write me personally. I understand and I appreciate your support.


  1. I really appreciate how frequently you update the blog, Stacey! It sounds like you have lots of smart and knowledgeable people helping you on this journey. Cheers to you!

  2. Hi Stacey,

    I heard about your blog from Lisa. (Thanks, Lisa!)

    I just wanted you to know that I understand some of what you're going through because I've been there. Our obstacles are different (I have stage 4 endo, a blood disorder, and a low egg quantity/quality) but I had your same desire: to conceive a child. We tried to conceive for 2.5 years and ended up going through IVF. We were successful with it in August 2009 and now have a beautiful 5-month-old son, John.

    If you ever need someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to contact me - my e-mail is brittney.mills@gmail.com.

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. You'll be in my prayers.

  3. Hi Stacey..welcome to blogging. I read about your blog from Brittney in the above comment...I hope you get the suuport you deserve and need from this wonderful community.

  4. Hi, stopping over to welcome you! I see that I am not the only one who read about your blog from Brittney :o)

    My hubby and I tried for 2 years to get preggo and the tests always came up negative. We found out we had MFI issues to deal with. In 2007 we did IVF and became pregnant our first time. The doctors then told me I was going to miscarry... which I didn't!! Our daughter was born in Oct of 2008 and had a couple of issues. She was transported to Childrens Hospital and stayed in the NICU for a month. Had a feeding tube put in her belly and has had 4 surgerys. We came home with a feeding pump, oxgyen and pulse oximeter. She is 100% now but it sure was a heck of a ride and oh so worth it.

    Good luck on this journey and I'll be praying for you!! Keep that positive attitude!!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing a bit of your stories and for supporting me! Thanks for your prayers as well. I feel very blessed indeed!