Hi ladies ,
Jumping on for some support as I’m planning a natural FET for 2nd week in July.
I am 36, have graves disease, some funky mutated gene, and am also an anti-cardiolipin antibody carrier, all of which provide a couple of hurdles. My DP has an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) - old school they call it Asperger’s - so she has trouble empathising and providing emotional support sometimes. I’m hoping to close that gap here.
We have a daughter, Mia, who is about 18 months and is amazing! She was our fresh IVF ICSI transfer back in April 2012. We had a natural FET last September but lost it at about 6 weeks - it was a tough time for me. Don’t know about y’all but (from my experience) some people don’t seem to see it as much of a ‘loss’ when it’s an early loss – but for me, I’d been planning it for months so it had a big impact. And DP couldn’t understand. Thinking back, I wish I had have jumped on here for some understanding and support… hence – here I am this time round.
Anywho – AF arrived on Saturday just gone so my scan has been booked for 2nd of July and hopefully from there we’ll be able to arrange a trigger and transfer date.
In the meantime, I’m a psych honours student (3rd year) and in the middle of exams. I'm finding it difficult to concentrate on that, and not be distracted by the excitement of the FET!! I'm planning a massage for after exams to unwind and get rid of some residual stress, and also looking to try acupuncture too – so it was interesting reading of others’ experience of that. I suppose, it just helps to try and gain some control over something that is pretty much out of my control – but whatever works I say .
All the best to all of you, I’m looking forward to sharing in our journeys!
Hugs to all x