The tradition of eating a grape with each bell strike at midnight of December 31st is supposed to lead to a year of prosperity.

I eat lots of grapes.

I have been diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis which has caused me monthly pain for so long I have lost count of the years. We started trying for a baby around 2007/2008.  After lots of charting and ovulation kits, we never succeeded in getting pregnant.  After surgeries to remove the endo, drain cysts and clear the uterine walls; we turned to IVF/FET.  Since then we discovered that both my tubes are, in fact, blocked and I have a nasty cyst on my left ovary that continues to cause problems.  I started this blog as a closed diary to have a place to emotionally vomit.  Since reading so many other blogs, written by so many courageous women, I have made mine open as well in the hopes that our story let’s you know that you are not alone in this struggle to start a family.

The journey continues.