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…
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
So we are now ready to go on with the frozen cycle. Theoretically. The clinic don't seem to want to check anything else out and think I should book as soon as possible for the frozen cycle. I need to do this. But I'm reluctant to as well. It terrifies the living daylights out of … Continue reading IVF: The Next Step
So I had a missed call today telling me that my appointment with the gynaecology clinic at the John Radcliffe, regarding the hysteroctopy has been cancelled. They very inconveniently phoned while I was already on the phone and left a message. I tried phoning back twice but no joy, I'm assuming because it's after 5pm. … Continue reading Waiting
As I mentioned a week or so ago I'm really not happy in this job. To be fair it's probably not the job itself, as such. It's more me having hit a brick wall. I've had enough of librarianing. I really have. It's just what do I do next? Can I really justify resigning when … Continue reading Resignation: Do I or Don’t I?
It's so annoying. I got a missed call from one of the doctors at the Clinic Wednesday. No idea which one as I couldn't understand his accent. By the time I got the message and phoned back the clinic was closed. I work in a cellar - my mobile is out of signal for the … Continue reading IVF – how the Lost Astronomer doesn’t count
Well that's that then, no more IVF for a few months. Today we went to the Fertility Clinic for a baseline scan before starting on the next round of IVF in this case a frozen round. They were using the scan to check for a polyp which they'd picked up on during the first round … Continue reading And Pause!