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5 Days Post IUI #1

So this is my first time going through any kind of fertility treatment. Fortunately, I’ve never had an issue TTC. I currently have 2 kids…. With a 3rd that I gave up for adoption. (I was not in a great place, not financially stable or with a stable home. The guy I was with at that time, who happens to be my daughter’s father, was very physically and mentally abusive. He also was abusive with my kids. I didn’t want to bring another child into such a crazy and unstable situation. So adoption was the solution. I thought that I was doing some good by not aborting and giving a couple the chance to enjoy the gift of having a child.) I never share this information because the times I have shared this, I’m criticized as a horrible person and a bad mother. When I met my husband, he let me know that he was not able to have children but he so eagerly wanted to have a child. He’s a cancer survivor – testicular cancer stage 4 – and it was caught at a very advanced stage. It had spread to his lymph nodes and into his abdomen. He lost a testicle and now has a sweet scar from his chest down to a few inches above his penis. He’s lost the ability to ejaculate. He had his sperm frozen for a chance to be able to have kids in the future (he was about 21). We’ve been together for 5 years and married 1 year. But the talk about having kids has always been a topic of conversation. He loves and accepts my kids as his own, but he still aches for a child of “his own”. I don’t blame him. Anyhow, I went for a blood test, took Clomid for 5 days (5th to 9th days of my AF). I went in on my 12th day to get a blood test and was told I could take the injection (Ovidrel) that afternoon and come in the next day for insemination. This was this past Sunday July 31. I’m now 5 days post iui and this 2WW is really killing me and my husband. We want to take a HPT but we are too afraid to get a BFN. I keep reading that it’s still too early and that the trigger shot might still be in my system. I haven’t been paying too much attention to any symptoms but I have noticed that the last 2 days, my nipples are very tender. I’ve felt cramping at twice every day. Nothing major but it is a bit of discomfort. One sharp pain last night (day 4) in the evening but like a stabbing pain and then again when I was going to bed. No spotting. Added note: my RE said that I was the first “normal woman” he’s seen a while so it shouldn’t be hard to have a successful IUI. I don’t know if I’m leaving any info out or anything. This is my first time writing and sharing anything about myself. Crossing my fingers for all you ladies TTC!!

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