I don’t know about you, but when I want something, I find it difficult to think about anything else. These three months we put several things into action.
- DH on his vitamins
- Regular exercise for me and whenever I could drag DH out of OT
- Better sleeping patterns
- NO/ decreased alcohol
- Continue eating healthy
We had been told that there was a potential for swimmer numbers in all areas could drastically increase with the above changes and vitamins. So we were hopeful that we would have an amazing jump up in numbers and our TTC journey would end with a positive naturally conceived miracle!
We had moved states so this meant potentially we would have to start from the beginning, I got a referral, and as luck would have it the Specialist I had picked unexpectedly did a day a month at my new work for his public appearance! YES! I was down that corridor as he walked in the door! :” Hello, I am your new colleague and patient, make me a baby!” Thankfully he had a sense of humour and said, “ok, now or in a bit?” I got in to see him within two weeks!
As I walked in with DH the FS said I looked like a women on a mission! I think he must have known messing with a Surgeon his baby hungry wife was not really an option! He patiently went thru all our previous tests and did the obligatory we could, maybe, possibly, try this other stuff first, but in the end he openly stated what we already knew, ICSI was our only real option!
So I walked out of there with the green light! Being the over obsessed, super organised nut case I am I had actually already booked my first clinic app. But now I could beg/negotiate for an earlier app. Which we got! (I should be in politics).
A week later we were there, and by we, I mean me, DH was naturally stuck saving someone’s life in OT while I was trying to make one. He is always there at crunch time which is great, but its times like this when I wonder what it would be like to have him working in an office with flexible hours and non-life saving callouts! But then I remember the man he is and just think, there is no way he would be happy firstly, surgery is his absolute passion, and secondly how incredibly selfish I am sometimes, he is an incredible surgeon, the kind you would want looking after your nanna or baby! You know the Doctors that even the Nurses in theatre or on the wards say, “oh thank god he’s on today”; you know that the patients will be looked after with 100% attention. But, this means I have to share.
Into the clinic a week later, paper work done, everything signed and first payment made, now it was just a matter of when can we start! The head Nurse at the clinic was professional and seemed to understand my apparent urgency to commence treatment. She made a comment “oh, you’re not a nurse are you”, aaahhh YES I am! This got things moving lol. Bloods done in between signing consents and explaining the plan, my god I better have not missed this cycle!
Ladies going thru this kind of TTC journey will understand that often the wait to start a new cycle is worse than the TWW to test for a (+). You have nothing to do but wait and wait and wait. Awful! After leaving the clinic with first meds in hand just in case I can start this cycle I went to work to wait for the phone call.
5 hours later the nurse called! “We caught you just in time” (well I caught myself just in time by re-arranging appointments, but ok, well done) I was instructed to start the first meds Friday! A mere two days away! YES!