Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Familiar Story

My hubby is pretty close to his parents, so we decided that we needed to call them and tell them what was going on with us.  They live pretty far away and we hadn't really told them anything up to this point.

Hubby asked his parents to put us on speaker phone so we could talk to both of them at once.  He started off by telling them that we'd been trying for several years to have a child.  He said that we'd gone to the doctor to try to find out if there was a problem and had gotten some results that were very saddening to both of us because there were such problems on both ends.  I was crying, as I had been on and off for days, and he had to do most of the talking. 

He let them know that both of his samples had come back with zero sperm and he was going to see a specialist about it.  He explained that I was diagnosed with PCOS and what that entailed and that I was also going to a fertility specialist.  His Mom and Dad were so saddened to hear our news and shared that it had taken them 7 years before having their first child because of complications of their own.  They were unusually quiet and I could tell that we dropped the bombshell on them just as the doctors had done to us.  They were sorry that we had to suffer similar complications and offered words of love, sympathy, and understanding.  I could tell that they were reliving a painful past of their own when we shared our story with them.


  1. Just sending you a huge hug and letting you know that my story started in a very similar way in 2002. Hang in there. I know there's more to the story to come. Thinking of you.

  2. I'm so glad you found understanding and support even though it was so difficult to tell them.

    ICLW #36

  3. I am glad that they were so supportive and understanding. Wishing you all the best and if you ever have any PCOS questions feel free to shoot me a message.We all need to stick together.

  4. I'm glad that you have their support and let them know. It sounds like if anyone would 'get it' it would be them.

    I'm sorry you are having to go through this. Boy does it suck.

    Thanks for coming by for ICLW and good luck with your treatment.


  5. That's so nice to have found comfort and understanding from your mother/father-in-law. After going through my miscarriages, my mother-in-law was particular supportive because she had gone through 3 herself. Glad you hear you received the support you needed...

  6. Sounds like your in-laws are very supportive. I am sure it feels like a load off to share that with them.

  7. That is such a hard call to make. I just told my dad the details of what's going on yesterday. I have never heard my dad speachless before.

    Glad his folks were supportive.