Monday, October 4, 2010

Nuestra Historia / Our Story Part 1

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Cuando Pablo y yo nos casamos en 1999 decidimos que esperaríamos dos años antes de tener hijos. Al pasar esos dos años aún no sentíamos esa motivación y seguimos esperando. Ya en el 2004 la historia cambió y comenzamos nuestro camino hacia la paternidad. Luego de haber asistido a diversos ginecólogos (cosa que no es nada fácil) llegué al Dr. que me habían recomendado años antes. Luego de varias preguntas y exámenes llegamos al diagnóstico de infertilidad. El siguiente paso fue un especialista en fertilidad. A principios del 2005 decidimos obtener la cita con el especialista. A esto le siguieron más exámenes para los dos y finalmente el diagnóstico que indicaba que para poder llegar a ser padres debíamos someternos a la Fertilización In Vitro. Hasta allí no parecía ser nada anormal hasta que nos indicaron la cantidad de dinero que debíamos pagar. Nunca olvidaré las siguientes conversaciones de nosotros en que decíamos y nos preguntabamos como conseguiríamos aquella cantidad de dinero. Recuerdo que en aquel momento yo aún trabajaba como maestra y al siguiente día cuando fuí a la escuela mis compañeras me dijeron que no preocupara por que el dinero llegaría y que ellas me ayudarían.
Así que comenzamos a coordinar ventas de bizcochos, donas, sorteos, BINGOS, en fin, hicimos de todo pero, lamentablemente aquella cuenta bancaria nunca subía al contrario parecía desaparecer. Es entonces donde llega la frustración y desesperación. Era inaúdito ver en las noticias mujeres que le hacían daño a sus hijos mientras nosotros deseabamos con todas nuestras fuerzas tener uno.

Continuará................................

Annie

When Pablo and I got married in 1999 we decided that we would wait two years before having children. Upon passing those two years we did not yet felt that motivation and we continued waiting. In 2004 the history changed and we began our road toward paternity. After visiting diverse gynecologists (thing that is nothing easy) I arrived at the Dr. that years before was recommended to me. After several questions and tests we arrived to the diagnosis of infertility. The following step was a specialist in fertility. At the beginning of 2005 we decide to get anappointment with the specialist. There were more exams for the two of us and finally the diagnosis that indicated that to be able to become parents we should get an In Vitro treatment. Up to there everthing was ok until they indicated us the quantity of money that we should pay. I will never forget the conversations we had and we asked ourselves how we would obtain that quantity of money. I remember that at that time I was still working as a teacher and the following day when I was at school my coworkers told me not to worry about the money because it would arrive and that they would help me. So we began to coordinate bake sales of biscuits, drawings, BINGO HALLS, in short, we did all we could but, sadly that bank account never went up to the contrary it seemed to disappear. Is then where the frustration arrives and desperation. It was sad to see in the news women that did damage to their children while we desired with all our forces to have one.

To Be Continue................................

Annie


Links to Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4

5 comments:

Jeremi said...

this is so interesting ....... i'm eagerly waiting for the next part in your story. infertility is a hard journey.

have a super monday dear friend!

Mighty M said...

Good morning - thanks for sharing this. I look forward to part two.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I love learning more about you and hearing your story. I can not wait to read more.

Heather said...

Oh, Annie, so sad to read this first part, but thank you for sharing. I am glad to know the outcome is good and can't wait to read the end. You are an amazingly strong woman. Your husband is strong too.

Jayme said...

Oh Annie I am so glad you're writing your story!