As I mentioned in my last blog post our egg retrieval was unexpectedly brought forward to last Friday instead of yesterday (Monday), so after a pretty decent night’s sleep considering what was in front of us, we went along to the fertility clinic for our big day. We got checked in, changed into our hospital… Continue reading EmbryoS on Board
Well this has certainly been a week of up’s and down’s and bits in between. Starting with the ups, I am so overwhelmed and honoured to have been part of Izzy Judd’s #LetsTalkFertility short film, which she shared on her facebook page last night. Some time ago I became aware of Izzy and her husband… Continue reading It’s been a funny old week…
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been doing something a little strange. I’ve started trying to convince myself that I don’t want a baby. I look at babies and kids in the street and think to myself “what’s so great about them anyway?” I list off reasons in my head as to why having… Continue reading Living in Denial
Hope is the thing that comes in the night And clutches your chest, sets your heart alight It positions you neatly between heaven and hell And imprisons your mind in a torturous cell Hope is a triumph and tragedy in one It dares you to dream before coming undone It pushes you close to… Continue reading Hope (Poem)
Over the past couple of years probably the most important thing I have taught myself is how to relax. Or at least try to. I am a worrier at heart however the more I go through life, the more I realise there is absolutely no point in worrying. It’s easier said than done trying to… Continue reading Inhale, Exhale
When Dave and I went for our review appointment after our first failed cycle of IVF, one of the best parts was being told that notwithstanding our negative outcome, we had a pretty perfect cycle. At the same time, however, this was also quite frustrating for us, in that there was nothing we could change… Continue reading Fresh or Frozen?
There are certain things that can happen in life that can make you take a step back and think how god damn lucky you are. For us, yesterday was one of those days. Of course, the past couple of years dealing with our fertility issues has been extremely difficult and now embarking on our second… Continue reading Seeing the world through very different eyes
When people piss you off when you're going through IVF. Hormones can make you crazy....just saying!
Although we have officially already begun our second IVF cycle, I start my down-regulator’s this Friday which can only mean one thing; hello pre-menopausal symptoms! Truth be told, I didn’t find them too bad last time, although taking 3 tablets a day means side effects get worse the more days that pass by so I’m… Continue reading IVF Round 2 – Here we go!
Another poem from my little catalogue of Infertility/IVF poetry 😊 Shooting Stars My empty womb contracts to accept A moment formed with trust He described it like a shooting star Descending into dust It nestles in, we can only hope Clinging with all its might Bury, fasten and attempt to grope I beg you… Continue reading Shooting Stars