I’m Cammy, aka “Hammy”, and I was born and raised in Northern California. I moved to Europe in my 20s where I stumbled upon my favorite person and convinced him we should be friends. Then, we dated and married and put down roots in good ol’ Denmark. We’ve been trying to conceive for a long time. It’s a lonely, sad and sticky road very few people know how to navigate – no matter which side you’re standing on.
This blog is a place for me to share the things I don’t often tell others. It is a space for purging, crying, pounding the keyboard, and brutal, brutal honesty. Secondarily, this site is for you — the loving, curious soul who is not fertiley-challenged, but knows someone who is and wonders what she feels. Thank you for reading! Thank you for caring.
Our ART Medical Journey: 6 IUI with hormone stimulation, 7 IVF Fresh Cycles, 1 FET IVF cycle (3 with ICSI), 1 pregnancy that ended at 8 weeks, and 2 chemicals. Altogether 14 rounds of treatment to get one live birth. Baby boy born full term July 2016. I consider myself blessed.
My diagnosis: Poor egg quality, mild endo, subclinical hypothyroidism, elevated FSH. Though in IVF they can retrieve between 6-8 eggs, they present fragmentation and delayed growth after fertilization.
We are considering: AUGMENT treatment by Ovascience, OvaPrime, Donor Eggs, adoption.