I am not a story writer; forgive me for this bigger TTC journey… I hope some people might know my early ttc struggle. To the others, here is how it shocked my life! Dh is the only son to the family which had few girls! So, no need to tell, everyone around us wanted to see our baby immediately after marriage. There where troubles within families, arranged marriage has all sorts of troubles with it! So, there was stress around us. Since nothing happened till 8 months of marriage, in-laws booked gynec appointment. She knew Dh is a doc (I’m not! :-( ), so, went straight to blood test of hormones, ultrasound and HSG. Blood tests & ultrasound procedures were fine with me. But HSG was horrible procedure for me. I got worried because of the bad pain and men operator in the HSG room! I was very new to hospital; before marriage once or twice I must have gone to hospital, it was difficult for me to accept it. Results told, I had one tube block & high prolactin levels along with other disturbance with LH & FSH levels and of course PCOS too! It all scared me to core. That was when I joined IL! IL showed many people are suffering like me, I am not alone. That feeling made the life to move on with treatments. Dh had decent sperm count too! He cleared his side before my check up. Since he knew I am more worried, dh ensured female doctors/ scan centers & so on from then onwards! Supporting dh! Can be happy for that! Then we went with few medicated cycles & timed IC. I used to produce more follicles with the tablets & injections though it doesn’t work. In the end, doc wanted to do some surgical procedure to clear tube block. Gynec wasn’t sure the results will be fruitful. DH was against opening tummy before pregnancy. So, we decided to wait for sometime & think. IUI was the next option for us & we checked in with a hospital which offered IUI. After seeing our previous reports, doc wanted to do a diagnostic lap which revealed tube block in one tube, and the other showed partial spill. I don’t understand if I had any chances after that report, still went ahead with IUIs. 3 cycles with Clomid, hCG shot & monitored follicle growth. Remaining 3 cycles were with injections to stimulate growth. Dh’s sperm count started to decrease with the start of IUI, increased family pressure & more sick MIL where his set of troubles. Gynec never showed any hope to us in all those cycles! By the end of last IUI, gynec said only IVF was the next option to us. I liked one quote from the doc “Worrying won’t help!” which helped my life to move on, nothing else was useful!