Meds, Meds and more Meds

So I have been injecting again since the 8th April – first the Lucrin, then Cetrotide, and since the 22nd, both Cetrotide and Gonal F. Tonight I start the Estropause tablet.

It will all be worth it in the end, when we hold our little miracle or miracles, but right now my tummy feels like a pin cushion.

The last few days I’ve also been more moody and irritable than usual, and with that obviously comes squabbles with hubby – over the silliest things I might add!

I uploaded a picture to Instagram of my meds and what they costed. A whole R 13 000 not covered by medical aid – ouch!

Meds 1             Meds 2

 

Anyways, through uploading that picture a Facebook acquaintance contacted me saying she’s also struggling to conceive. We ended up chatting more and shared our experiences we have had trying to have a baby.

Opening up to other people, whether strangers or friends, is a good thing – we’re all going through the same struggles of infertility and chances are we all understand each other’s frustrations!

I uploaded that photo to Instagram so that people who are also struggling to conceive can open up to me about it, and hopefully I can help and support them through this difficult emotional roller-coaster.

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I am 1 in 8

Infertility, why me?


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This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. Be part of the infertility movement, learn more about infertility. Resolve to know more. Knowledge is power!! Infertility is more common than you may think, one in 8 couples you know struggle with infertility. I am 1 in 8.

Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system. One third (30%) of infertility can be attributed to male factor (like us), and about one third (30% can be attributed to female factors. In about 20% of cases infertility is unexplained, and the remaining 10% of infertility is caused by a combination of problems in both partners.

I found this article on RESOLVE’s website, and thought it was really good….so I wanted to share. It’s from a retiring volunteer support group leader:

“Top 10 things I learned about Infertility”

  1. Infertility is linear…you don’t know how you’re going feel about any treatment or any part…

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Back on the road to IVF

I have been a bit quiet for the last 6 weeks, but nothing much to report as I was on the pill as the first part of the E2 Priming Protocol.

I went back to Vitalab for a scan last week, and everything looks good to go to proceed.

On Tuesday I started with Lucrin injections, and already I feel more emotional 😦

Lucrin

 

Hubby and I have decided that being in the middle of scans, injections etc, we’ll have to cancel our Easter weekend away unfortunately. Also, should I get Malaria for any reason, this process will be delayed by at least 6 months, which is not ideal as we need to deal with my infertility aggressively.

We did however spend an amazing weekend in Cape Town for a friend’s wedding at the beautiful wine farm called Rickety Bridge. What a lovely wedding and couple!

 

Wedding

 

Anyways, back to reality and need to get all meds in and hopefully doing the E2 Priming Protocol will get me to respond better.

If all goes well, the transfer will happen between the 3rd and 5th May.

Holding Thumbs!