Similar to a few of you on here and although I’ve been lurking on the site for a while I thought it was time to sign up and start posting. First up I wanted to thank everyone for their posts, it’s nice to know you’re not alone and that the way I feel sometimes is totally normal!
We just completed my first stimulated cycle, however given I apparently function 'very well' I copped OHSS even before egg collection (had 28 follicles). Luckily we made it to that stage but had to cancel the transfer due to me being very ill. At the time it felt like an easy decision as I didn’t want to risk my health further, but I think the disappointment of it all is hitting home now, especially as AF arrived yesterday just to remind me of the failure.
I had taken 4 weeks off work for this and was hoping to go back at least knowing if the first cycle had worked, but life is unfortunately still in a holding pattern for us. I know I should be grateful for the embryo’s, but I can’t help feeling its quantity and not quality. We will be trying a frozen transfer in June, at least there will be no needles this time.
Sorry, having a bad day today. Topped off by my 20 y/o step-brother having a baby born last week (my step-mum gushed at me about the ‘accident’ the exact same weekend we found out we couldn’t have children last year, so it brings back bad memories) and my best friend announcing she’s pregnant, she’s had troubles too, so I am genuinely happy for her.
p.s. Ngaiz – take the job! Even after what I said above, life goes on and you don’t want to miss out on a great opportunity.