I think I'm ready to try again...

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September 26th, 2011, 1:38 am #11

Hi, ladies. I've been absent from this board since July - which is when I had my first ET (failed).

Some of you may remember that my situation is a little different because my husband was diagnosed with cancer and his life expectancy was very short.

I am so sad to say that my husband did, indeed, pass away... after only 10 months since his diagnosis. Thanks to the wonderful hospice people, my husband was able to die at home, in our bed in my arms. I know that he has entered into eternity and is now doing great (no more suffering - only paradise unimaginable!) and for that I am so thankful. But I am, of course, grieving (grieving!) the loss of my one true love, my bestest friend, my constant companion... and (hopefully, still) the father of our child.

I have a few vials left of my husband's sperm and I have "reserved" a wonderful proven donor this time who can cycle with me this year (Oct or Nov). She was not quite sure about doing a second cycle - but I asked the clinic to share a few general details bout my situation and that I had been an egg donor in my younger days, too (so I personally understand the gift she is giving). She agreed.

I may be crazy for continuing to pursue this at this time... but I just have to give it one more try. What do you all think?

Peace, prayers, and a good dose of luck to you all! I look forward to reading your stories and your progress...
Hi CL,
I am very sorry to hear your husband has passed away. Grief is hardgoing for sure. I hope you are ok honey.
IMHO you go for it with this donor and your DH's sperm. You go for it and you achieve your goal. We are all behind you wishing you well and are here to cheer you on,
Glad you are back and doing another cycle, best and thinking of you petal, THK
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September 26th, 2011, 12:18 pm #12

Hi, ladies. I've been absent from this board since July - which is when I had my first ET (failed).

Some of you may remember that my situation is a little different because my husband was diagnosed with cancer and his life expectancy was very short.

I am so sad to say that my husband did, indeed, pass away... after only 10 months since his diagnosis. Thanks to the wonderful hospice people, my husband was able to die at home, in our bed in my arms. I know that he has entered into eternity and is now doing great (no more suffering - only paradise unimaginable!) and for that I am so thankful. But I am, of course, grieving (grieving!) the loss of my one true love, my bestest friend, my constant companion... and (hopefully, still) the father of our child.

I have a few vials left of my husband's sperm and I have "reserved" a wonderful proven donor this time who can cycle with me this year (Oct or Nov). She was not quite sure about doing a second cycle - but I asked the clinic to share a few general details bout my situation and that I had been an egg donor in my younger days, too (so I personally understand the gift she is giving). She agreed.

I may be crazy for continuing to pursue this at this time... but I just have to give it one more try. What do you all think?

Peace, prayers, and a good dose of luck to you all! I look forward to reading your stories and your progress...
You are not crazy at all, just super brave. If I were in your situation, I would hope that I would be strong enough to do the exact same thing. Do whatever you need to do to build the family that you want. I'll be rooting for you every step of the way. Good luck.
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Joined: July 4th, 2011, 3:21 am

September 26th, 2011, 5:37 pm #13

Hi, ladies. I've been absent from this board since July - which is when I had my first ET (failed).

Some of you may remember that my situation is a little different because my husband was diagnosed with cancer and his life expectancy was very short.

I am so sad to say that my husband did, indeed, pass away... after only 10 months since his diagnosis. Thanks to the wonderful hospice people, my husband was able to die at home, in our bed in my arms. I know that he has entered into eternity and is now doing great (no more suffering - only paradise unimaginable!) and for that I am so thankful. But I am, of course, grieving (grieving!) the loss of my one true love, my bestest friend, my constant companion... and (hopefully, still) the father of our child.

I have a few vials left of my husband's sperm and I have "reserved" a wonderful proven donor this time who can cycle with me this year (Oct or Nov). She was not quite sure about doing a second cycle - but I asked the clinic to share a few general details bout my situation and that I had been an egg donor in my younger days, too (so I personally understand the gift she is giving). She agreed.

I may be crazy for continuing to pursue this at this time... but I just have to give it one more try. What do you all think?

Peace, prayers, and a good dose of luck to you all! I look forward to reading your stories and your progress...
Thank you for your concerned and encouraging words...

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