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Polly Gamwich Patient Expert

Polly Gamwich has been struggling to conceive her first child while dealing with recurrent pregnancy loss since June of 2006. She has been diagnosed with: Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR), Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism, Anti-Ovarian Antibodies (AOA), Elevated FSH, and of course the title of... Full Bio
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Now, how do I get to my blog again? by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility (WARNING: This is long; mostly for my benefit - posterity and all.) Yes, I'm a slacker. First off, allow me to apologize for delaying this long in posting - f ... Read on »
A call to 911, an ambulance ride, a visit to L&D ... but all is ok now. by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I'm not sure if I can communicate how seriously traumatic last night was for me. After picking up my son, around 6p, I was cooking dinner and feeling a bit dizzy and ... Read on »
A milkshake to celebrate gender :-) by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We didn't find out Dru's gender because we felt like there were very few good surprises in life - we wanted that experience of waiting to find out. Well, we've been there, ... Read on »
Heartbroken for another family ... by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility If you get a chance to head over to Sandi's blog about her precious twin boys, born in late January of this year, victims of TTTS ... one of their sweet boys, Sebastian, wa ... Read on »
Happy 4th by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am shocked that today marks my fourth annual blog-o-versary ... can you believe it; I've been shouting from the rooftops for all to hear ... for four years??! ... And I'm ... Read on »
Extremely fortunate ... by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I'm sorry it's been so long since I've checked in. Since the last post, I've been attending a parental bereavement support group on a weekly basis where I've come face to f ... Read on »
The eulogy by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I was honored to deliver my Dad's eulogy on 1/22 in California and 1/29 in Utah. We cremated my Dad, so the last step in this process will be spreading his ashes - that is ... Read on »
Loss: my Dad died ... .and another miscarriage. by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The night following the transfer I was bed-resting on an Amtrak train in the middle of Nevada on my way home from Colorado, when at 2AM my brother called me in a panic aski ... Read on »
CCRM Cycle #2 - Day 3 Transfer by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am happy to report that we transferred three beautiful embryos this morning! 9-cell, grade 4- 8-cell, grade 4- 8-cell, grade 4- And according to Dr. Gustofsen the ... Read on »
CCRM Cycle #2 - Fertilization Report by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am happy to report that yesterday Dr. Gustofson retrieved 19 eggs! I had 7+ measurable follies at AFC, and no more than 15 on trigger day, they were happily surprised to ... Read on »
CCRM Cycle #2 - Update by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility On Saturday CCRM gave us the free pass for appointments on Sunday, so my MIL, FIL, and DH took off for the slopes. Dru and I had a relaxing day back at the homestead - it w ... Read on »
Enjoying Denver by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yes, that's a big rib bone he's gnawing on :-) We're all in Denver now - me, Berilac, Dru, MIL and FIL. We again are staying at the same great place w ... Read on »
IVF #2 in full force by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I remember waiting to conceive Dru ... and I remember seeing fellow infertiles "lap" me by starting their second round of treatments after they've already had their first c ... Read on »
And I thought the first smile was heart melting ... by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I remember early on impatiently anticipating Dru's first smile. It came at seven weeks and I was beside myself with a serious level of giddy! The first, "Mama," came ... Read on »
More updates - Dru and CCRM by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by. I feel like I'm on the autobahn compared to how slowly life drudged on when we were in the midst of struggling with infe ... Read on »
More Milestones by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Just a quick update, for posterity really. Drudoc is non-stop active. I was just telling some folks how he's flipping over on the changing table every chance he ... Read on »
Crawling by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Three weeks ago Dru started crawling backwards, last weekend, we captured this on camera .... ... and now the bugger has become more coordinated and is ... Read on »
At least it makes a great story by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Of course I was intimidated taking the little one camping for the first time - who wouldn't be? In light of that I reserved a campsite only about 45 minutes from ho ... Read on »
Infertility still hurts by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It's 2:30 in the morning and I'm not asleep ... insomnia, not the baby. He sleeps like ... well, a baby. I've been going through my google reader and just catching up on ... Read on »
6th month pictures by Polly Gamwich Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It's easy to see why I'm so in love with this kid ... He gets these cheeks from his daddy :) The family photo I still pinch myself. Read on »