I emailed the author of the story. I haven't heard back from her as of yet, but I felt that I needed to comment to her directly.
I think that the world as a whole has this image of infertility as that which affects those that are in their 30's and 40's. We all know that isn't totally true - that there are many individuals in their 20's who are affected by infertility. I think the standard for all women should be 6 months of trying unprotected or if you're charting etc and find out that after 2-3 months you're annovulatory then you should at the very minimum see your ob/gyn. This is of course only my opinion.
I know I wouldn't have been tested for as many recurrent miscarriage markers if I hadn't been aggressive with my doctor. I know that because I was the one bringing up the tests. He wasn't. I love my ob/gyn - he's a great guy who is a great doctor. However - he felt initially that my asking for the endometrial biopsy was overkill. When it came up that bingo I have a luteal phase defect he apologized for putting me off of having it after the first miscarriage back in June of 2005.
No, having the answers doesn't mean that you are automatically fixed, but it does mean that you go into things with your eyes wide open. I'm all about having my eyes wide open. I don't wear blinders about my health in general let alone about my infertility. I know the statistics... I know what research is out there in regards to habitual aborters. That doesn't mean that this month or even next month the stars will align and we'll be pregnant with that take home baby, but it does mean that we're at least trying all that we can to accomplish that.
Ultimately that's all you can do. Try try try try try again. Fortunately I'm persistent.
Until later alligators I'll be paddling and looking unruffled on the surface.