Date: 02 November 2009 08:00:16
*Disclaimer - this post was not written this morning, I am deliberately posting these entries on different dates so that I can be fully open about this IVF stuff without people knowing exactly what is happening when. It's a self preservation thing, with all of the injected hormones I become a bit of an emotional wreck, and am saving myself the pressure of people curious to know outcomes before I'm ready to tell.
The clinic is an emptier place than our last couple of cycles, it took me a while to notice, but my observations were supported on my most recent visit by the amount of time the nurses and even the (hardly ever present) consultant have to stop and chat. I'm assuming that this is another casualty of the current financial situation, IVF is a luxury, the amount of free cycles depends on where you live. In Wales we get one cycle on the NHS, other places get none. The recommendation is three. There are other options - trying other fertility measures on the NHS, trying for just one more month to conceive naturally, choosing adoption...
...Yesterday's scan went well, and the expectations set out on the last visit were confirmed. At least eight good eggs seem to be developing well, and the lining of my womb is thick enough, we go ahead in a couple of days. Before that I took my injections as normal this morning, and then throw in another one for luck before bedtime. Tomorrow I get a whole injection free day, and then the first procedure takes place the following morning. This is the last chance to relax a little before the stress comes by the bucket load. You have been warned.