My IVF Diary
Well as promised last week I said i'd start a bit of a diary of my IVF experience! No one ever really broadcasts the fact they're going through IVF (friends & colleagues etc..) & even if they do I think its difficult to know how much you can ask them & how much they want to share! I've read all sorts of info on the Internet about IVF & often check in with Dr Google about various TTC questions I may have!
For those of you that don't know, I started TTC in January 2011 & after all this time finally I get my chance with IVF. I've had various tests & appointments over the last couple of years & after being refered to St Marys in Manchester I had more tests there in April this year & finally we had our consultation a few weeks ago. I collected my drugs last week & had a bit of a lesson on what to do.. but I think it went in one ear & out the other!! I then went home & waited for AF!!
AF arrived Thursday evening, so I rang the hospital first thing Friday (CD1) to request a scan & a blood test.
Saturday - CD2 - went to St Marys, had to be there for 7.45am (all blood tests are done early morning) Had a scan too & collected some other drugs, then went home & waited for them to ring me. They eventually rang mid afternoon to say all the results were ok & I could go ahead & start the cycle today!! Yippee! At last! I thought today would never come!
So CD2 becomes 'DAY 1' now & a few hours later I did my first injection. I have to say it wasn't bad at all, I was more nervous about mixing the solution & powder etc.. You have to inject a solution into a tiny bottle of powder, swirl it around til it's clear & then get another needle to draw the liquid out (to your correct dose - mine is 225) & then inject it into your belly. I didn't feel a thing - honestly!! Infact i've been looking forward to doing my 2nd injection today 'DAY 2' I just keep thinking each one is one step nearer to what i've been wanting for years now. So thats 2 down - just a few more to go!!