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Kristy's Story
Posted January 23, 2005

My story started out at the tender age of 17, when I had my first ovarian cyst. I was devastated. I went on to have at least one every other month.

At the age of 20 I met the most remarkable man. We quickly moved in together -- we knew it was meant to last. The cysts started coming with more frequency and pain. My husband was my only saving grace. We married shortly after our 2 year anniversary and immediately started to try to get pregnant.

We tried and tried for months, that led to a year. I went to a fertitlity specialist who suggested surgery and found endometriosis and fibroids. After the surgery we had to wait 6 long months before we were allowed to try again.

This time, when we started the process all over again, we did it with clomid. My first cycle I had 7 (!!!!) eggs to fertilize through IUI (Intrauterine Insemination). We did the fertilization and lo and behold I became pregnant. I got the news on my 25th birthday.

We were so excited this was finally it. No more painful exams, no more kooky drugs. We were so happy we told EVERYBODY.

When we went in for the 8th week ultrasound, the baby had died. I have never in my whole life felt such horrible mental and physical pain. We tried the IUI with clomid 3 more times and nothing. My chances of ever conceiving naturally are less than 3%. We are now looking into adoption and IVF.

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