It’s official, I’m a rubbish blogger. It has been soooo long since I’ve written – there is absolutely no excuse. Yes, I’ve been busy, but I still should have written some blogs. So this means that there’s loads I have to get down on here as lots has happened since my last blog post. Here we go…
5th – 16th April – We were on holiday (Las Vegas, LA & San Francisco). One word… AMAZING!
Whilst we were away though I got a call from the fertility clinic saying that the donor that we had been matched with could no longer be used. There was some problem with the sperm and it hadn’t passed the tests after it came out of quarantine. But alas, all was not lost – there was another donor that we could use and one that actually is a better match than the previous one! It’s a stroke of luck that we have managed to get another one straight away as it could have delayed our treatment.
The details of this new donor are:
- Height = 5’10″ (perfect)
- Weight = 10 and a half stone (ok)
- Hair = dark brown (perfect)
- Eyes = hazel (prefect)
- Career = a research scientist (interesting)
- Interests = sport and music (perfect)
- Other = is a qualified stone mason (not a DIY dunce then!)
My period came on 5th so I let them know and was told the drugs would be sent to me when we got back from holiday. As for my husband, we were so lucky with his crohn’s. He was quite bad before the holiday but fortunately whilst we were away, he was reasonably well – at least enough to not let it spoil his trip.
23rd April – I went in hospital for a sinus op. Not a particularly pleasant experience but not as bad as I thought it was going to be.
25th April – I started injecting the first drug (Buserelin). I can’t quite believe that I’ve finally started treatment. I was quite excited about the prospect of sticking myself with a needle!!
And that takes us up to today. That was a whistle stop tour of the last few weeks but at least it’s all down on here now and I promise to write regularly from now on. I really want to keep a record of our IVF journey (and everything else that goes on).
Bye for now!