About Angie

I go by Angie, just like the Rolling Stones song I was named after. I’m 37 years old and a born and bred Ohioan. I reside in Akron with my husband Bill and our small zoo (dogs & cats OH MY!).

My hobbies revolve around video games, WordPress, and infertility. I have an unhealthy obsession with star & heart shapes, ampersands (&), dogs, caffeinated beverages, World of Warcraft, Toki Doki, and Hello Kitty.

I’m pierced and tattooed, agnostic, liberal, and I bring home the bacon as a Senior SEO Strategist in Cleveland, Ohio.

Random Facts

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: ENTP (extroversion, intuition, thinking, perception)

DiSC Type: Dominance or High D

  • I’m known for my laugh.
  • I cuss like a sailor.
  • I have a horrible tendency to hyper-focus on things.
  • I was the goth kid in high school and the majority of my 20’s.
  • I LARP’d for almost 10 years.
  • I love public speaking.
  • I’m a control-freak, everything should have an answer.


I’m an adult orphan. I lost my Mom suddenly to a heart attack when I was 13 years old, and my Dad when I was 26 after a 6-month struggle with strokes and emphysema.  I’ve learned how to cope very well.

The biggest lesson I have learned in life is to never take anything for granted, and to live each day like it’s your last.

I have the most amazing husband. We met on Craigslist when I answered a personal ad he put up that said “Looking for a girl that plays WoW. Preferably ambulatory”. I thought it was funny, and I played WoW, so I e-mailed him. 2 weeks later we met in person. He asked me to be his girlfriend a day later on September 6, 2008. I never left his apartment again (literally). He proposed to me on March 14, 2009, at my birthday dinner. On September 9, 2009 (09/09/09) I married him and went from being a Jones to a Bergmann. It was without a doubt the happiest day of my life.


I’ve been struggling with infertility for over 10 years. 5 RE’s, 1 ectopic pregnancy, 1 miscarriage, 2 retrievals, 5 failed transfers, hundreds of injections and thousands of dollars later, we’re still trying. This has also turned me into an advocate for infertility and adoption benefit changes.

  • 2006 – Begin TTC at 24
  • Spontaneous natural pregnancy May 2013 – Ectopic surgically removed at 5w5d
  • IVF #1 (Oct 2014) – 17 retrieved / 10 mature/ 9 fertilized / 2 fresh transfer / 2 frozen = BFN
  • FET #1 (Dec 2014) – 2 transferred = BFN
  • IVF #2 (Jan 2016) – 38 retrieved /33 mature / 29 fertilized / 29 frozen = Waiting to do FET
  • FET #2 (Oct 2016) – 2 transferred. BFP. Miscarried at 6w6d 
  • FET #3 (December 2018) – 2 transferred = BFN
  • FET #4 (January 2019) – 2 transferred = BFN
  • February/March/April 2019 – Picking a Reproductive Immunologist then starting with bloodwork and diagnostics
  • May 2019 – Diagnosis from Dr. Sher – Elevated NK Cell activity
  • September 2019 – Appointment with Dr. KK in Chicago
  • October 2019 – Protocol appointment with Dr. KK
  • November/December 2019 – Transfer #6?

Weight Loss Surgery

I underwent surgery for roux-en-y (RNY) gastric bypass on November 21, 2017.  It is legit one of the best choices I could have ever made for myself. My comorbidities were: fatty liver, sleep apnea, hypertension, and borderline diabetic. Since surgery, the only thing that hasn’t resolved is my hypertension which we suspected would remain.

I had a complication that resulted in a revision of my RNY on June 11, 2019. I had an ulcer and a fistula that resulted in my new pouch growing a reconnection to my remnant stomach.

My stats are:

  • 5’6″ – 35 years old day of surgery
  • HW: 295 lbs (that I know of?)
  • SW: 271 lbs
  • GW: 180 lbs
  • CW: 200 lbs