21st January 2017

Happy New Year folks 😊

So much has happened over the past 6-8 weeks, it’s not funny!

  • I’ve finished working at the gym (and I’m LOVING it)
  • I’ve started PT from home part time
  • I’ve become a Jamberry nails consultant for a bit of fun and to help me meet people
  • I’ve started working in our workshop with my husband part time (yes, on the tools!)

My “new life” is different and I’m still adjusting to the change in my routine, but I’m so happy to be done with the gym, and be spending more time with my husband. But there is one more change that I haven’t included. Last month we saw our fertility specialist. We decided that it would be a good idea to do a laproscopy and hysteroscopy to rule out any endometriosis, near the end of January provided I wasn’t pregnant. So we re-did all of our fertility screening tests, and had our follow up last Monday. It was a good visit, and despite the original plan of laproscopy and hysteroscopy, we decided that we would just go straight to IVF. Why not huh? πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰ Anyway so on Wednesday we met up with our nurse who went over our treatment plan, fees etc, and provided my period doesn’t arrive this weekend, I’ll be heading in early this coming week to get my meds and start the process. At our appointment on Monday, my fertility specialost looked at my AMH and said “ok good we can treat you reasonably aggressively then” (because my AMH was slightly low for my age). So I’m getting a 400 (whatever unit of measurement) dose of some medication instead of a 200 or 250 dose. YAY! Mood swings – here we come! Injecting myself will be a whole new scary adventure but I’m sure I’ll manage it, and maybe even get used to it. I am not looking forward to egg transfer though. I am really bad with pap smears so to have someone mucking around down there for around 15 minutes is not going to be easy. The nurse said I could have some natural valerian beforehand, which I am definitely going to look in to!

So, that’s our news. There are mixed feelings. Excitement and hope, but at the same time a lot of apprehension because if this doesn’t work, or if we have another miscarriage, I just don’t know how I will get through the grief again. Anyway. We will just go through it, and roll with whatever happens. And hopefully a happy live baby happens!

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Author: thegriefdiariesblog

A borderline hyperactive Personal Trainer, navigating the process of starting a family.

2 thoughts on “21st January 2017”

  1. Really hoping you’ll get the hang of the injections and won’t have bad side effects. The egg retrieval is not fun, I’m not gonna lie. My clinic always does it under general anesthetic actually but I’ve heard of people just getting sedated for it. I sometimes have some bad stomach cramps after but they usually give you some strong pain killers and then a few hours later you’ll feel ok again. And then after that the physically hard stuff is over but the emotional torture starts! (will the eggs fertilize? will embryos keep growing?) The transfer day is great though (doesn’t hurt), it feels amazing to know that potential baby/babies are on board. Best of luck!!

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    1. Thanks! Yes I’ll be fully sedated for the retrieval but I’m not looking forward to transfer. I’ve never found pap smears comfortable (painful actually), and often my blood pressure drops quite a bit which makes me nearly pass out afterwards (apparently it’s common!), so my nurse recommended maybe getting some valerian to relax me. But we will just take it one day at a time! Not much else we can do!

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