The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 10

Here we are. November 2016. I've never felt worse than I currently did on Metformin. In addition to the other symptoms I mentioned, I also couldn't eat. I was in a constant state of nausea and "fuck this shit" because I felt so terrible. It's like walking into your favorite restaurant absolutely STARVING, ordering your… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 10

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 9

In some ways, it felt like I was starting over again. And in some ways, I was. We had scheduled the repeat sonohysterogram (SHG, for short - seriously that's a long word to keep typing, guys). At this point, I wasn’t afraid of these tests anymore. I had spent hours holed up in the fetal… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 9

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 8

Trigger warning: Anxiety, job loss Amidst all of these road blocks, I had switched jobs four times in search of better insurance coverage. I had worked for the same hospital for almost three years coding medical records. Basically, if you go to the hospital for pneumonia, there's a code for that. That code tells insurance… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 8

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 7

Meeting a new doctor is always uncomfortable when you suffer from anxiety. You're afraid to say the wrong thing. You're afraid one misstep and you end up spilling your guts all over the place. At least, it's like that for me. On the flip side, after being brushed off by three other doctors, I was… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 7

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 6

Back to square one. Or two, if you want to count learning why I'm infertile as square one. Nonetheless, I was no closer to being a mother than I was a year prior to this. It's now October 2016. At this point I was refusing to go down quietly without a fight in my battle… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 6