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!
So we're about 5 weeks on from the period that made it clear that our first round of IVF has failed. I didn't even get to do a pregnancy test while not bleeding... Today, we saw the doctor - he went through the whole IVF procedure with us, explaining this was normal and that was … Continue reading IVF Time to Reflect
So in my wisdom I decided the best thing I could do today was go to work. It'll be a distraction I said, I can't just not go to work because my period started AGAIN I said. So I dutifully got on the bus at 7:30 getting to work by 8:30. The thing is I … Continue reading IVF Day 65 – Running Away from Work
I'm not a patient person. I can't help it I'm just not. And now I have to be patient for very nearly a fortnight to find out if the whole torturous thing of IVF worked. Or at least worked up to that point. (OK more like three days at this point but that's not the … Continue reading Waiting
This is my current status after an embryo transfer this morning with the same doctor as collected the eggs on Monday. It was far less painful than Monday and required zero sedation so yay. It also took way less time - we were in and out in half an hour. It was quite cool if … Continue reading Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise
So yesterday we had 10 eggs today we have 5. That's 50% gone in 24 hours. I'm a bit scared of what Thursdays phone call will bring. I'm recovering quite well I think. Though Mr Astronomer seems to think I'm as angry as a hibernating bear. Which I think is a bit of a cheek. I … Continue reading 50% attrition rate
So today was Egg Collection Day. We arrived at the fertility clinic at about 7:30. Got given a room and a fetching hospital gown and everything started. Husband got taken away to do his thing. There was paperwork. I had to repeat my full name and date of birth to everybody in the world. Even … Continue reading Egg Collection