– Before the storm.
We recently decided to move fertility clinics. The clinic we’d had our 3 iui’s and miscarriage with informed me that getting copy notes to us (to take to our new clinic) could take upto forty days – thats right 4-0. So, after our last treatment in Jan/Feb 2017, this gave us a natural break in all things sperm and egg related (not a complete break 😉).
I’m very much one for *making progress*, I’ve come to realise that’s how I’ve dealt with this series of unfortunate events – by having a plan. If (a) doesn’t work, we move to (b), if (b) doesn’t work, we move to (c) – and so on. So I was quite prepared to feel stagnant during the inbetween.
Whilst I’ve obviously had daily thoughts of the family we so desperately want to become, I haven’t struggled with the down time half as much as I’d thought! We’ve had weekends away, spent time with family and friends, been to a fabulous spa, had an Easter bbq, not worried so much about diets, even drunk a little alcohol here and there (I had been near t-total for about 18months) started projects at home, had numerous cinema trips and meals out and generally enjoyed our time together. Almost feels like we’ve spent a little time actually living, rather than being consumed by our infertility, which I must admit, has been refreshing!
In the last few weeks, we’ve had our first consultation and tests with the new place. New place is very different from the old one. Everyone seems very welcoming and efficient. (Not that they weren’t at the old old place, but you kind I’d just get used to the places and faces, don’t you?)
So we’re looking at starting our first crack at IVF at the end of this month. Should be on a short protocol due to my pcos. So in reality, in just a few weeks, we’ll be looking at injections, collections and transfer’s (hopefully!) A bit exciting, a bit scary.
But for now, I’ll stay in my relaxed, non fertility bubble a bit longer. I’m currently still in bed and have a day of fun, eating and drinking ahead with a friend and my sister is having us round for her take on Sunday lunch tomorrow. She sent me a picture of ribs! 😍
And thanks to our old fertility place for taking your sweet time with those notes, we needed to take that step back.