70 little follicles, sitting in a clump

Drum roll please.... They're harvesting my eggs on Tuesday! My appointment at the fertility centre this morning started with a very uncomfortable scan, given how little room there is inside of me for my organs at this point, let alone a 6-inch ...

Ouch

I don't remember it being so uncomfortable last time. This round of IVF has been pretty smooth so far. The follicles have started growing on a lower dose of FSH than last time, which has meant it's so far been a ...

IVF round 2

We are now 12 days into our IVF round 2. As we are on slightly different drugs to suppress my own hormones this time around (Cetrotide instead of Buserelin), and I'm two stone lighter than last time, part of me is ...

On pain and suffering and no answers

As we've walked, and continue to trudge through, our IVF journey, I've found myself questioning what I believe. I'm a Christian, most of the time. But questions about unanswered prayers, and where God is amid suffering and grief and pain have ...

Sugar Sugar Baby, Get On Down the Line, Part 2

Now where were we? Ah yes. We were talking about insulin. Let’s talk more about insulin. A lot more. Because if we don’t, you might come away with the idea that there’s something more important to talk about. There isn’t. ...

Christmas Cycles

So that period I was looking for 25 days ago has finally arrived! Right at exactly the wrong time. This cycle - the one where I took the Clomid (yes, I'm still in that cycle) - took 59 days. Tomorrow, I am ...

False hopes

Today is Cyber Monday. It is also day 35. After taking 200mg Clomid one last time, on the advice of our consultant, this is D-Day. No period by now meant one of two things: pregnant or the drugs didn't work. Sadly it's the ...

Here we go again…

We've done very well. We took a step off the fertility train in June after a failed IVF attempt, to lose 1-1.5 stone and then return for more. I have now in fact lost 2st, and John's lost just over ...

Sugar baby, get on down the line

John and Laura are pretty annoying, what with their games and science, so I have decided to kill them. I can't abide a stabby mess, so I've devised a fiendishly clever way to despatch them that'll never get back to ...

So what next?

A week after our negative result we were back at the clinic to talk with our consultant about the next steps. That week contained a lot of tears and sadness, but also a lot of gratefulness for what I already have. ...