At the end of last week I had not one but two fertility clinic visits, at two different clinics. On the one hand things went “well” – I was happy with the doctors I saw and their explanations of their findings – but on the other hand the outcome of the visits put my plans not on pause, but in slow mo’. Continue reading
Happy happy happy!!! I had a HyCoSy and Aquascan today and I have a mature follicle! A nice juicy 19.5mm on CD12. This means that despite my periods still only lasting part of a day, it looks like ovulation has returned! And my tubes are clear! Yay!!!! ☺😊☺😊
On another, not so great, note… They found an endometiral polyp/adhesion though so that needs checking out and removing… so I doubt I’ll be doing my first IUI in Feb as I’d hoped… but that’s OK. If need be it gives me more time to save up and lose a bit more weight before officially TTC.
And when the time comes I may actually be able to try unmedicated cycles (if my endometrium thickness improves… I have a mature follicle but my uterine lining is thinner than “normal” and I think I have a short Luteal phase). I’ve had another set of positive readings on the OPKs this week and the scan confirmed that the test seems to be accurate so fingers crossed my cycle gets regular again.
Anyhoo…. I’d better not get ahead of myself… Let’s see how the consultation at ACU goes tomorrow…
I really like the atmosphere at the private Harley Street clinic (a.k.a “The Baby Making Place” or TBMP) I’ve been to so far however, it’s pricey and it’s not really conveniently located from my office. Since I’m going for stimulated cycles I’m going to need monitoring via ultrasound scans and inevitably some of these will fall on work days. Because of this I think it is more practical to chose a clinic that’s nearer to work.
There’s a big NHS hospital very close to my office (which also happens to be the hospital where I was born!!) and they have an Assisted Conception Unit (ACU). Their prices are lower than TBMP – on the procedural side it’s not a massive difference per treatment, but after a few cycles the significance of that “small” amount increases dramatically.
First of all let me wish all my readers a happy. healthy, and prosperous 2016! This is going to be a big year for me and I’m so excited (and a little bit scared!)
Anyhoo – I’ve taken quite a long break from the blog over the pre-Christmas, Christmas and New Year period. I went on my much anticipated trip to México and Florida and it was AWESOME 🙂 This was (hopefully) my “last hurrah” as a childless person so I made the most of the sun, clubs and tequila in Playa del Carmen and Canún.
Aunt Flo has left the building – already!!
After my BBT charting and OPK smiley face, cravings, bloated tummy and acne I was really hoping these were all signs that I was finally going to have a “real” period. I haven’t had a proper one since March, and totally skipped late-September and October. My GP induced a bleed in November and I was praying that this effectively pressed a “re-start” button for my hormones… no such luck 😢 Continue reading
Micro-blog today… I have a visit from mother nature’s sister Aunt Flo!
It’s the first time she’s decided to show her face in 3 months so for once she’s actually welcome! I knew she was coming… the pimples, the sweets cravings, all the signs!
Now the main thing will be to see how long she sticks around (will this be a “proper” period), and whether she turns up again a month later… watch this space!
[Seriously though, watch this space a number of exciting “road to motherhood” things have happened in the last week and I haven’t had time to write about them – so more news soon!!]