Thursday, July 26, 2012

So Its been asked or stated that someone took over. No, no one took over but I do have a few helpful hands that will be behind the scenes with me. I really need everyone to understand I LOVE gymbohaven. That I LOVE sharing it with everyone. But sometimes things happen that make us put things on hold and they need to be put aside for the moment.

The last yr and a half have been a long road for us. Last yr in Feb I was diagnosed with the uterine issues - having complex hyperplasia with atypia - its the step below cancer of the uterus. Having to decide on weather or not to have more kids immediately or have a hysterectomy took a toll on our family. It was devastating to me, we've been trying for 13 years to get pregnant again.
Then in Jan after a year of being on cancer meds, 2 biopsies, 2 dncs and finally getting a result that we took the atypia off the table (the cells were not morphing anymore) - We were ready to start our journey with fertility treatments.
But I had a little bump in the road... in Jan I had an emergency appendicitis and 13 days later an emergency gallbladder removal.
Feb came the kidney stone that backed up and busted my kidney open.
After i recovered from all the surgeries we moved on to fertility treatments in March and started IVF in May. We have a short time span to try this before they decide I can't anymore and they do the hysterectomy. For me, this has been all consuming. Its our last ditch effort to get pregnant and our only chance.
We got pregnant with our first round of IVF but unfortunately I miscarried July 6th. We've got our next round set for Sept 4th.

I truly thank god for pulling us through all of it. It was a lot for our family to take on, I had to make sure I was alright before continuing on with Gymbohaven.

I hope that being open and honest with everyone explains why the site took so long to update and why it slowed down in the first place.

It might be odd to say but Gymbohaven actually gives me sanity, something to concentrate on outside all the issues we have going on in life.  I have really missed it. I appreciate being able to share it with everyone.

Thank you,


  1. Oooh! You poor thing! You take all the time you need. As much as we love your site, it's more important that you take care of yourself. Your health is in my prayers. I will also be praying you will become pregnant with a healthy baby in September. I struggled to become pregnant a second time and although it didn't take 13 years, I can associate with your feelings. The good news is it did finally happen for me and I'll be believing that it's going to happen for you too! Take care of yourself and thanks for letting us in on your struggles. ;)

  2. Wow! I'll be thinking and praying for you! Take really good care of yourself!!

  3. Amy, Wish I could give you a big hug. I will keep you in my prayers. I hope that your health issues go away and that you will get pregnant and have a healhty baby. God bless.

  4. I will say a prayer for your health, a successful pregnancy and a healthy little baby to dress in Gymboree outfits from head to toe. God bless.

  5. WOW, I was looking on your site to see how to contact you about the missing little milkman line and found your blog. I just read what you have been going through and my heart aches for you. Thank goodness that you are blessed with a beautiful daughter, a loving husband and it seems that you have supportive friends as well. I am not a religious fanatic, but I will say that the power of prayer is undeniable. My one year old child was VERY sick for so long. At one point, we had a brief discussion about what it would be like to live life without him. Medicines did NOT work. The illness persisted through so many treatments. I prayed and prayed for my son to be well. Prayers came from everywhere, from friends, from family and from strangers. Well, here we are SEVEN years later and although my son was left with a physical disability, we are inexplicably grateful that those days are now a memory (and hopefully always will be). When nothing else worked, prayers DID!! With all of that being said, I WILL PRAY for your health and I will pray that you may receive the blessing of a new baby.

  6. God bless you!! You have been through so much over the past year. I will be praying for you and your family. That would've been a lot for anyone to handle and you have done an amazing job. Thank you for sharing your story, you never know who it can help!

  7. Amy,

    Your story is so sad but you are a DOLL and really being a Mom to just one is a blessing. She should be glad to have you. Oh! And your site keeps me sane! LOL I truly appreciate it. Best to you and yours.


  8. As a fellow infertility patient, I can totally sympathize with your story. I've experienced many of the surgical challenges you outlined and so I know how devastating it can all be. IVF is no picnic, but I hope it brings you success again this month.
    I appreciate gymbohaven and I wish you all the best.