My auction items are on ebay. You can find them on my Facebook Page (The Pursuit of Pregnancy). *Edit* I will ship to Canada and anywhere in the US. 🙂
There’s also a link to it on my right side column of this blog to the Facebook page.
Thanks for participating! All proceeds go into my fertility fund savings account. If you don’t want to buy anything, you can always donate through paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll still love you even if you don’t buy anything or donate 🙂 Positive thoughts and prayers are also a big help!!
Thanks so much!
Please stay tuned because I’m having an auction this week – probably tomorrow! I have TTC/IF related items (like pregnancy tests and Clomid!) and pregnancy/baby related items (like books and baby bedding/decor)! I’m not doing this as saying I’m giving up or anything. We would just rather have the money now and can always get more things later. My friends started a paypal account in my honor to help us with either surrogacy or whatever choice we make. We are saving up now because Lord knows it will take awhile.
If you aren’t interested in buying anything, we are also accepting donations through paypal with the email address email@example.com. You don’t have to of course. 🙂 We will gladly accept prayers and positive thoughts, too! Thanks for all the support you have given me (and Andy says thanks, too)!
More and more, we are leaning towards surrogacy. My body has really proved to be challenging and does not want to work. I’m not 100% sure yet, but I know we’ll have a better chance with someone else’s body. Maybe even donor eggs, too. To think of getting more 2nd opinions, more blood work, travel out of state, etc – seems like a lot of expense….And that’s before we would even do treatment with MY body, which would be even more costly with Intralipids and everything else. So…It might be best to choose another option now and get on our way to having a baby FOR REAL.
My friend unaffected @ for we are bound by symmetry told me about this great group on yahoo. I would recommend it to anyone dealing with autoimmune issues. Do any of you know of any other good groups?
I’m checking into 2nd opinions with other doctors that specialize in autoimmune/infertility issues. There aren’t a whole lot. I called Dr. Kwak in Illinois, and they don’t do initial first consults over the phone. I’d have to drive there, which it isn’t TOO far. They WILL do correspondence over the phone after the initial meeting.
I also called The Beer Institute in California (wayyy to far for me). They DO phone consults, but it costs $600!! Yikes! We will have to think about that one. I know they are pretty renowned, so we won’t rule them out.
Does anyone know of any other good docs that specialize in this area of infertility? Have you seen or spoken to anyone other than Dr. Sher? If so, what was your experience/opinion? Thanks in advance.
I REALLY recommend to anyone dealing with long term infertility and/or losses to get a full work up for autoimmune issues. You can have a free consult with Dr. Sher, who will then order your testing if need be. Dr. Sher’s blog is very informative and helpful, too.