About Us

My name is Georgette.  My husband Mitch and I are struggling to get pregnant, and if that ever happens, we’ll likely struggle to stay pregnant.  If we make it that far, I’ll probably start another blog dealing with the struggles of parenthood.

In the meantime– I’m 40, he’s 42.  We’ve seen several reproductive endocrinologists including Geoffrey Sher at SIRM in Vegas, and we’ve moved on to a reproductive immunologist named Jeffrey Braverman in NY.  In a nutshell, my husband’s swimmers are fine.  I contribute eggs of questionable quality, due to my age, and even better– we have immune issues to deal with.  Basically, my immune system is on overdrive which interferes with implantation.

Fortunately, our first egg retrieval cycle in POctober 2012 with Dr. Braverman resulted in THREE BLASTS (woooo!) which are safely vitrified.  We went back right after Thanksgiving 2012 and got one more blast, also vitrified.  Started Humira in January 2013 to bring my immune system under control and enable a frozen embryo transfer in Spring 2013.  We’ll also have to do IVIg infusions prior to and after the FET.  With four blasts on ice, I guess it’s crazy to hope for two kiddos… right now I would be over the moon with one.

(Oh yeah… we do have real lives outside of my obsession with having a baby.  He’s an engineer about to switch careers for nursing, I’m a lawyer.  We dance salsa, train Brazilian jiu jitsu, and enjoy time with family.  My other blog is where I write about food, politics, and my jiu jitsu training.)

Have a question or suggestion?  Post a comment please 🙂


5 responses

11 11 2012

Hi, Georgette! I’m so glad I finally got a chance to catch up on your blog. You have got the info, for sure! 🙂 You were right – I asked Silverman about the immune testing and he did some of it, but wouldn’t do all of it. I hope your treatments in NY are going well! Now that I’m caught up, I’ll be keeping up with your blog! Thanks for putting the info out there!

14 11 2012

Thanks for posting your blog on FF for me. Very interesting read so far – and seriously, could your hair and facial features BE more perfect? So jealous! You guys are gonna make gorgeous babies! 🙂

15 11 2012

Oh gosh you’re so sweet 🙂 🙂

Glad you’re reading along… hope this information helps!

6 04 2014

Hi Georgette! I found your blog after searches for TNFalpha high levels and Prednisone. All I can say is thanks to your blog I’m much wiser and much CALMER! I hope you have got lucky with your quest to start a family. I’m on that well beaten path too. Good luck and thanks again for sharing your knowledge! deb

14 04 2014

I’m so glad it helped! Hasn’t helped me– sadly. But I am moving on and I will mother lots of people most of whom happen to be grown up… 🙂

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