Laura

Flashy Smiley Face!

Finally, after months of  , this month I saw a Clearblue smiley face on my ovulation kit! This was the cause for much excitement, as it could mean ovulation is finally here. However, of course it's not that simple. For the first ...

More Drugs

Today I shall begin taking 150mg of Clomid. Whoop whoop! If you read my last post, you'll know this is our final shot of using the drugs before I move on to have an operation to check everything is present and working. You'll ...

gynaecological laparoscopy

You’re going to do what to my ovaries?

Bum. The 100mg of Clomid didn't work. I got my daily little "O"s on the ovulation kits (which I have decided to stop using due to the daily disappointment), and I had a blood test for confirmation (also, please note the lack ...

Join Me In A Dance

My period finally arrived! In the end I think it was around day 50, so that was one long wait. I think I am perhaps one of the only women trying for a baby who is happy when her period comes... But it came, and ...

The In Between

It is very difficult to wait patiently. I have never been good at it. It is hardest to be patient when things are at their most difficult. When you want them to end with haste more than at any other time. My period ...

Impotent Impatience

Well, after my first month on Clomid, little seems to have happened. The home-testing ovulation kits are still presenting a resounding: And my 21 day progesterone blood test has come back low (non-ovulatory) once more. So today I called the Enigmatic Nurse at ...

Thank you, thanks

Standing Ovulation

After believing the drugs were working, last month I seemed to have hit a road block. Having had no periods for the last 2 years, the Metformin I am taking has faithfully prompted my cycle for the past 3 months. But this ...

Two Shades of Hope

If there's one thing that I know It is the two shades of hope One the enlightening soul And the other is more like a hangman's rope Well it's true you may reap what you sow But not that despair is the all time low Baby, ...

The best Photoshop you've ever seen

Laura the Lionheart

Enough. I have briefly mentioned  before about my fear of blood tests. "But you are a scientist!" I hear you cry. This is true. And this fear annoys me more than most due to that very fact. As a child I was intrigued by blood ...

Nananananananana Metformin!

The drugs are working! It seems that magical Metformin is indeed magical. Since beginning to take it in late October, I have had 3 periods - fully accompanied by cramps, PMT and all (lucky John). This is good news. So on our last ...