I’ve re-written this stupid page about 10 million times over the last 3 years and it never sounds any less stupid.
I am 34. I have severe endometriosis. I tried to get pregnant for 4.5 years. I had a billion hysteroscopies*, 2 laparoscopies and 9 fun months on Zoladex. I had 2 IVF cycles abandoned, 1 that resulted 2 eggs, 2 embryos and 1 miscarriage at 10 weeks followed by an ERPC. I had several more false starts and a cancelled long protocol cycle before starting a short protocol cycle which ended horribly with 1 mature egg, one 7-cell embryo and one BFN. My next cycle was a treat: 14 follicles, 3 eggs, 1 embryo and another BFN. Fuck.
My ovaries kicked it out the park for IVF number 4 with 12 follicles, 6 eggs (all fertilised), 4 blasts and 2 frosties (oh my god). After transferring 1 day 5 blastocyst my baby girl was born at 36+2.
I had my frozen embryos transferred in the hope of having a sibling for my miracle girl but sadly these were BFN too. We decided to have one final fresh cycle, one final roll of the nice before giving up completely and my hope was rewarded with empty follicles and zero eggs. Well thanks universe, you shithead.
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*may be a slight exaggeration