because giving up is not an option

  • Here we go again…

    August 12, 2019 by

    I lied in my last post. We attempted round 2. Well I say we attempted. I followed what I was told to do and have at least 1 cycle before thinking about the 2 frozen embryos. My cycle came and went and I was ready. I wouldn’t have been ready had I had to do… Read more

  • The Little Blob of Hope…

    August 12, 2019 by

    You’re given a photograph of the embryo they put back into your uterus. A little blob containing lots of other little blobs. That’s the hope. Then you wait… We had a trip booked to Paris for a few days over the period that I was due to go back for my pregnancy test so, instead… Read more

  • The First Round

    August 12, 2019 by

    I was excited. No nerves. Pure excitement. This was it – the moment we had been waiting for. All those additional 3 month waits, the disappointment about having to self-fund. This was it. Armed with my injections (£740…gulp) and my sharps bin, a couple of Youtube tutorials later, I felt ready to begin. I feel… Read more

  • Tests, re-tests, re-re-tests

    August 12, 2019 by

    Initial hospital testing – for us, well and truly categorised in the ‘despair’ section of the hope-despair-repeat cycle. From what I can gather through my copious research (honestly, I feel as though I’ve done more Google searches than a PHD student) this is normally a relatively swift process. Check female, check male, identify the problem,… Read more

  • IVF: hope – despair – repeat

    August 12, 2019 by

    If you’re reading this blog you’re no doubt either somewhere on your IVF journey or you’re wondering how to support someone who is. I’m not writing this for anyone else – more for myself as a way of processing my feelings at an incredibly difficult time. However, if this helps you in any way, please… Read more

View all posts

Follow My Blog

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website at WordPress.com
Get started