Point taken

October 14, 2008

They are building a children’s playground in our front yard. Right in front of our kitchen window. Thank you universe for rubbing it into my face. Did you think I forgot for a minute my infertility?

The back pain is already here again so I guess it’s game over with IUI#2. Luckily I have my hands full with work to do so I can’t dwell in this too much. But it does hurt.



  1. I’ve been reading your blog for the last few weeks. I am finally coming to terms with our own infertility (TTC 2+ years) and just now starting to research and feel comfortable (thanks to you and many others) about taking the next steps. IUI and IVF are very scary to me, but my desire to become a mother outweighs my fears.

    My cycles are really consistent (almost to the point of being annoying) but I always, always have back pain. At ovulation and also the 4-5 days prior to AF. You are the first person I have read who has this same symptom (or at least talks about it). I was wondering if you could tell me more about yours. What do you think causes it? Of course my OB says its “normal”, everything I ever tell her she replies with “that’s normal” but I don’t think it is.

    My pain starts in my lower back and then radiates down to my legs. The sensation is hot almost like burning. Its uncomfortable to sit, stand or lay down. The only thing that makes me feel better is walking. I don’t get cramps in my uterus until the second day of AF so I can’t figure out what the back pain is related to.

    Anytime I google lower back pain and early pregnancy (I do this a lot), all the links come back that its very common, so I am hoping that this time, this cycle your pain provides you with the very best outcome – a BFP. I’ll be thinking about you and sending you positive thoughts.

  2. OH, I feel your pain. Last year the Primary school bus decided that its new stopping point was in front of my house. So every school day I have tons of kiddo’s getting on and off the bus. IN FRONT OF MY FREAKING HOUSE.

    I’m sorry.

    And I’m sorry you don’t think it worked this time. Damn this IF. Not fair.

    (((gentle hugs)))

  3. Amy, I’m quite sure that my back pain is related to my endometriosis. I didn’t have the pain before quitting bcp and not during the first ttc months either. The last few months it’s gotten worse. My pain is on my lower back, constant, quite mild and dull but annoying. Sometimes I get sharp, stabbing back pains too but only once or twice every cycle. I usually get the back pain a few days before ovulation and then 3-4 after ovulation it starts again and continues until AF. I’m also hoping every cycle that THIS time the back pain will mean I’m pregnant… Good luck to you, great that you are taking the next steps :)!

    Dagny, that sucks too! And thanks for being here with me, it means so much to me.

  4. I”m so sorry. What a slap in the face. 😦

  5. I hate it when things like that happen. It’s so unfair. Sorry to hear about your back pain.

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