Today we got the gift of hope. Hope for a future with children. Today we were told that we can go ahead with the IVF. I'm really quite excited about the whole thing even though I'm also trying desperately not to be. There is after all quite a large chance it won't work - the statistics say so. But still...
WARNING: Way too much information for some. That's what I am officially, I know this as I had an early scan with the IVF clinic last week which told me I was 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Now if I'd had this scan two days beforehand I'd have been ecstatic as the scan showed … Continue reading 7 weeks and 1 day Pregnant
Today I had my first training day for the new job. It was a bunch of official presentations on health and safety, food hygiene and information governance. Tomorrow I have another day of training, someone said something about a Manual Handling course. Which is a bit of a problem because of my other first... Drum … Continue reading A Day of Firsts
That's right everybody he stood up in front of 800 odd people last night spoke utter nonsense in deadpan for five minutes and took the prize. I was impressed. To be fair it was a fun evening I laughed a lot. There were six contestants in all, I found four of them understandable and very … Continue reading BAHFest London 2018: The husband did it!
So once again we've been to Oxford - this time for the embryo transfer. For the two embryo transfer. It all went well but my full bladder as requested by the clinic was somewhat uncomfortable to say the least especially as the nurse doing the scanning was pressing on my belly rather forcefully, seriously I … Continue reading And now we wait…
Fact of the day: A motorist puts the wrong fuel in their car every two minutes in the UK. I note this fact so that I don't feel like quite such a moron for doing exactly that. It doesn't really help to be honest but there you have it. After visiting the Fertility Clinic for … Continue reading Oh what a morning…
I mean it with IVF everything is timed; and measured. After two scans going in the right direction, follicles growing? Check. A dominant follicle showing? Check, on the second scan. Endometrium, nice and thick for embryos? Getting there. I've also had to use a ovulation kit for the past week, which the husband had to … Continue reading Timing is everything!
So as I said during my last blog, the Beast from the East threw off my first scan last week, in fact I was fairly certain that was it for this cycle of IVF. Anyhow, later on Friday the Clinic phoned me back and rescheduled my scan today on the proviso that I hadn't had … Continue reading IVF, Snow and Hackers
So after paying £90 for a blood test so I could get on with IVF this month, I don't think it's going to happen. Why not? Because Mother Nature has decided not to cooperate. The Beast from the East (who comes up with these names?) and storm Emma apparently have combined forces to prevent me … Continue reading IVF Vs The Beast From The East
So last Thursday I had an interview in an old peoples home, on Friday I got offered the job. The thing is I've heard nothing since and as I need a DBS check (for non-UK types that's a criminal records check to make sure I'm not about to kick any little old ladies or something) … Continue reading Busy, busy
Monday was not my day. I walked to the local shop to pick up some bread and milk instead of heading into town for a proper shop. On the way back I went flying. I ended up sprawled all over the floor in front of some poor woman and her daughter walking their dog. They … Continue reading Walking along, then, splat….