Welcome June ICLW's


Welcome ICLW'S! This is my third month participating in ICLW, and each time I gain more and more friends to share this IF journey with. What I truly enjoy about ICLW is the feeling that we're not alone. I love meeting other bloggers out there going through the same thing. It's an incredible support system.

Reading about others and having others read my story really puts things into perspective. So comment away and drop a link to your blog so I can start following you on your journey!

A quick summary about me really US, and if you want the long story check out the tab above. I'm 27 and my hubby is 26, we've been married for almost four years and have been TTC# 1 for 17 months now.

After hitting the one year mark we did all of the testing. Everything came back normal, no reason why we shouldn't be getting pregnant. As you can imagine that was quite frustrating. My doctor wanted to try three cycles with clomid. My concern was that she was not going to monitor me.

I decided to not take clomid because I didn't want the side affects to become a cause for being infertile even if they are temporary. If she had decided to monitor me I would have felt differently.

In comes Dr. J, a licensed acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner. I had been seeing him for other ailments and had positive outcomes with each treatment. We had previously discussed my fertility issues and when discussed further I decided to seek treatment with him.

So I'm currently two months in to having acupuncture twice a month, taking herbs and vitamins daily, changed my diet and finally this month started incorporating daily exercise. My hubby is on the same regimen.

In the past few weeks we've noticed some positive changes. We both feel great! I told Dr. J I would give him six months of my 100%. I feel very positive about this and can't say I have ever felt better about myself and the decision I made. My focus is on living today and from there we will see what tomorrow brings.

I hope you stay and follow me on my journey. Before blogging I was quite lost in all of my emotions. This has been the perfect outlet for me to let out my frustrations, feelings and random thoughts. Without your support and comments this wouldn't be as beneficial, so I thank you for taking the time to read :-)
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Sarah S said...

Happy ICLW!!

I also went the Acupuncture/TCM route, although it didn't work for us (my body was just too messed up), I strongly believe that it can work for others!!

Good for you for giving it 100% I can't wait to hear your outcome!!

Happy ICLW

Maria said...

I hear so many positive outcomes with the use of acupuncture and yet I still haven't tried it. I think if I don't have luck in the next few months, I'm going to give it a try. I think you have a great and positive attitude and I wish you all the best! I look forward to following your journey!
Maria (www.everydayisacountrysong.blogspot.com)

ADSchill said...

I'm following of course!

Kristin said...

I think you made a really smart decision to not take clomid without a doctor monitoring you. I mean it might be different if you had been on it before and had any idea how you responded to it but you hadn't.

I hope you continue to see great gains from the acupuncture treatment and you get your bfp soon.

ICLW #10

Heather @ A Little Hope in My Pocket said...

Happy ICLW week!

I too think it was smart to not take clomid without being monitored. Hope that the acupuncture treatment helps and that you get your BFP soon!

Jackie said...

I absolutely don't blame you about not taking clomid - it's scary enough without having a doctor who refuses to monitor you. Wow...
I've heard great things about acupuncture, and all the other things you're doing can only improve your overall health, which is ideal no matter if you're ttc or not! I think the route you're taking is fantastic - you've clearly thought it out and made a decision based on what *you* think is right for you, and that's what matters.
Best of luck in your journey! And happy ICLW!

Anonymous said...

Hello from ICLW. Sounds like you are on the right track for you. I hope you continue to feel great and that TCM leads to your BFP.

Apples85 said...

Hi from ICLW!

I'm intrested in hearing about your journey, especially all the parts about acupuncture! Best of luck to you!

Cyndi said...

Thank you everyone for your comments! I'm very excited to see what comes of all this. Thanks for joining me!

Cyndi said...

Jackie - What's the link to your blog?

St Elsewhere said...

Isn't blogging a great way to express?

I hope your acupuncturist will help you in achieving the baby dream.

iclw #36

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

My dh and I just started acupuncture treatments. So glad to hear you're feeling better from it.

Happy ICLW!

Anonymous said...

happy iclw! looking forward to reading your journey through the non-traditional TCM route.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm here from ICLW. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I'm excited to read you are trying the TCM route. I started acupuncture back in November 2010, it was the only cycle I ovulated without medical intervention! Then in April 2011 I started doing weekly acupuncture along with TCM herbs along with Clomid and got pregnant. Unfortunately I miscarried. This cycle I decided not to take Clomid yet I ovulated around CD 19 with the help of acupuncture and herbs. I am definitely a TCM believer! Without it I don't think I would ovulate at all.
I wish you all the best!! I hope your BFP is just around the corner.

bean dreams said...

Sounds like you're in a good place in your journey now. I love the idea of giving 100% while TTC - that should be everyone's goal, but there is so much going on, it is hard to stick to any regimen. I might use this as my inspiration! Best of luck!

Jackie said...

Cyndi: I think I'm the only Jackie who commented... forgive me if I'm wrong >.< But the link is now in my profile. Hadn't realized it wasn't there, sorry! lol.

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