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Hope deferred

The pain in my tummy woke me up for the second morning in a row. Today it’s pretty clear that this hasn’t worked.

The last two weeks have been by far the hardest of this journey of the last four years… in all the cycles of drug taking, the tests, the invasive procedures, the surgery that might fix things, this chance at IVF was always the back up plan, and watching it fail every day a little bit more in my own body – whilst at the same time holding onto the hope that it might just still be ok – hurts so much more than I anticipated. 577 more words


...and now I am three!

So my dozen eggs actually turned into only 10 they could inject for ICSI, and of those 5 fertilised. I was a bit sad we got one less embryo than last cycle, but happy with the 50% fertilisation rate which was better than before for us. 904 more words

All out of words (and sperm at the moment)...

Three weeks ago I wrote that we had been told we had one straw frozen. This week we finally had our appointment with the Consultant. 227 more words


The 2ww continued..

We are away until Friday to a holiday cottage in Thetford, Norfolk. Typical British weather of rain :( but we won’t let this dampen our week! 371 more words

My Journey

Shock number two...

As we left the office a breast care nurse, Claire, came and took us into a separate room.  “A bit of a shock, not expecting anything like this today, or…?” she trailed off asking inquisitively. 1,093 more words

Back on the wagon

Back on the wagon, I don’t know how we keep going to tell you the truth.

This time preparing for our frozen embryo transfer.  I  started taking Progynova on Friday morning (Day one of my cycle) three times a day.   373 more words

The Stork 2.0 - Explaining In Vitro Fertilization to Your Parents

Where Did I Come From?

When I was a kid, my parents gave me a book called Where Did I Come From? which supposedly explained how babies are made. 348 more words