So, here we go again…. let the fun commence!
This morning I did my first injection of Buserelin – day 1 of my down regulation drug. I have about 3 weeks on this one before going for a scan to check I’m ready to move onto stims. I’m pretty unfazed by injecting myself now so it went without drama. Having said that, as the weeks go by and my belly gets more bruised I do find I have to psych myself up before jabbing myself!
On another note (and completely different topic) I’m feeling incredibly frustrated and a little sad. Just over a week ago a came across a great blog. I spent a couple of days reading the archives and enjoyed the daily new posts. Last night I accidentally deleted the blog from the tabs on my iPad and for the life of me I can not remember the name of it! I’m such a fool for not following it, liking the posts or bookmarking the blog in my favourites. I was just silently stalking it and now I’m paying the price. I really wanted to the know the outcome of the appointment the blogger had today. Now I will never know! I have searched every possible phrase and topic I can think of but I just can’t find this damn blog! Oh poo!
Wow…. it has been a whole year since I started this blog – and what a year it has been!
I read through all of my posts the other night. It’s so interesting reading back and seeing what was going on at that time and my reactions to it. I really do think its quite therapeutic to record your thoughts and feelings. I guess that’s why so many people do blogging.
So, happy birthday to my blog! Here’s to many more years of ‘Views from The Kiln’.
This pretty much sums up my day.
The sun has been shining all day today. This shouldn’t be a strange thing for the middle of June but, for a British summer, it’s something of a rarity. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sunshine and have been very grateful to have it blazing through my windows all day but unfortunately it hasn’t been able to shake the grey cloud that is my mood.
Today I simply feel fed up. That is all.
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!
I went to a friend’s baby shower this afternoon. It’s the first time I’ve ever been to one so, although I could have a good guess, I didn’t know entirely what to expect. In honesty, I mean what to expect in terms of how it would make me feel given our current situation on the baby front.
I’d like to say, just for the record, that I’m thrilled for my friend. Today was all about her and the exciting new chapter she is about to start in her life. But I’d be lying if I said that there isn’t a tiny streak of envy running through me.
When will it be my turn?
This is my second post of the day but something else very important happened today.
After suffering the trauma of a broken iPhone a couple of weeks ago and having to resort back to one of my old – and quite frankly inadequate – handsets, I am back in the land of iPhone users. I am now the proud owner of a brand spanking new iPhone 4s.
How very sad and shallow I hear you cry! Well, i put my hands up in defeat and admit to the world I am a complete gadget addict. So much so that I am actually considering adding ’Using my iPad’ to my list of hobbies and interests on my CV. I love my gadgets and can quite easily spend hours surfing the web, exploring apps and now, my new-found interest, blogging.
So there you have it. I have confessed my sins (well one of them anyway). I love my iPhone/iPad/iPod (and anything else I can stick an ’i' in front of)! Now that I have my complete set of gadgets by my side once again, I can sleep easy tonight.