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02/03/2015 at 15:19
How are we all?
Sorry I've been completely AWOL, I've been ill and haven't been at work/near a computer or phone for 2 weeks! Had what began as a migraine but turned into/was acute neck spasm giving me hideous headaches/dizziness etc. I'm still not right but on the mend now (the painkillers help).
I've tried to catch up on what I've missed, Enjayee I'm sorry your first go didn't work, I have as ever got my fingers crossed for next time though.
Tayto - I hope you are working through your issues with H. I hope you are ok.
TTC wise - I'm I think 1 DPO, not sure about this month being ill, we did manage to DTD a couple of times so you never know.
02/03/2015 at 15:52
I'm another one who's been AWOL. Trying to catch up on everything.
SallyLou - hope you're feeling better soon.
Enjayee - sad to hear your first go wasn't a success. Here's hoping next time all goes to plan.
Tayto - not sure what's happened, but gather you're going through a rough patch. Sending big hugs and hope you're doing ok.
AFM - I HATE HAVING ENDOMETRIOSIS!!! *and breathe*. Been so tired and in so much pain the last three days. I have loads of things that I need to do and I've just been too wiped out to do any of it. On the plus side, I've had a copy of a letter from the endo specialist to my GP asking him to refer us for fertility treatment if we still don't have any success by August. I'm trying to think positively - we're buying a house in the next couple of months, so at least we'll be getting a new mortgage while we don't have any dependents, which means we can take out a little extra to put in savings in case my condition or a baby means that saving for the wedding becomes difficult. I veer between feeling perfectly fine about it (at least we can afford to treat ourselves, and save up for an amazing honeymoon) and just desperately wanting my little baby. Trying to put it down to my hormones - they've always been a bit all over the place.
02/03/2015 at 18:08
Hi ladies, I'll tentatively dip my feet back in to the threads but I'm not sure if I'll be as involved in MD as I was. I'm in limbo really so I'm not sure I'm helpful to anyone!
Sally - Wow, I'm sorry to hear about the neck spasms - did you go to the Doc - any idea what caused it? I hope you're off work & minding yourself xx
MR - PMA is the way to go but it is very hard and gets worse, sorry to give you the bad news! When are you due to get married? I don't know why I thought you already are!
AFM - We're now in the infertile category - H's SA came back with poor morphology & a low count. My results were perfect so the doc has started the process of referring us to the fertility clinic. We're lucky because our Doc did say that not all places would see us as being infertile but he does so at least the ball has started rolling. H's attitude to it all still stinks - this is back to my melt down almost 2 weeks ago now - but I shan't get in to it. I might ask for a counselling referral as we go further into fertility stuff....
Hope everyone else is keeping well; I have been thinking about you all xx
02/03/2015 at 19:40
Hugs to all those having a tricky time at the moment.
I went to the doctor's today and she will refer me on the NHS. I can choose the hospital from a list on line and book an appointment. I will do so this week. I have also booked a session at a nearby fertility clinic for next week that is holding an open afternoon. So for now back in the waiting zone. I have a week's business trip to Boston in April so hoping to have an appointment at clinic on my return. Until then nothing to be done but wait......
I will probably lurke behind the scenes for a while.
04/03/2015 at 09:42
I've changed this to weekly for the time being while we're having a quiet spell.
MadamRed - that's good your endo specialist has written to your GP. Good luck with the house buying, how exciting, have you seen any you like?
Hopeful - Glad you have your referral, I hope you will get some answers. Have you made an appointment?
Tayto - Oh my lovely. Huge huge hugs coming your way. I'm sorry this is the outcome, I think the counselling is a good idea, you've always been so positive, I'm sad to see you feeling so down. That's gutting your H's attitude isn't the best. You know where I am if you want to chat/rant off the boards or on. Always here for you. xx
AFM - I think 3DPO, FF is confused due to some earlier higher temps when I was sick. Not paying much mind to it this time round and focusing my attentions elsewhere.
Hope those lurking/not around are well. xx
04/03/2015 at 10:53
Sally - Sorry to hear you've been so ill, I hope you are well on the road to recovery now x
MadamRed - That is great you've got lots of exciting things to keep you busy whilst this is all going on.
Tayto - I'm so sorry about your H's results and his attitude, could he just be really upset as well but not showing it in the best way? As Sally said you are always so positive so I hate seeing you so down, please do come here and rant away whenever you need to we are all here for you as you are always for us. On the positive side that is great your doc has refered you now and you don't have to fight for it.
Hopeful - That is great you got your refferal I hope you don't have to wait long.
AFM - Off to docs tonight to try and get our refferal so fingers crossed, this is all such a long waiting game!
04/03/2015 at 22:07
Hi everyone. Really sorry for the lack of personals - not really in the right frame of mind atm to write a lot but I'm sending lots of love and hugs, especially to those who are having a tough time.
I'm struggling a bit atm - H has been unwell and I've been quite worried about him and I'm struggling a lot with TTC. Normally if I have a bad day with TTC I can shake it off eventually but it feels like babies are EVERYWHERE at the moment. I just feel really sad and I can't seem to shake it off.
Hope to be back soon and feeling a bit more positive!
05/03/2015 at 11:09
Well there must be something in the air as I too have been feeling really down about it all. I will explain more at the end. Sending hugs and healing to everyone x
Personals: I will try my best so I'm sorry if I miss anyone or I've missed anyone's news while I haven't been around
Enjayee: I'm really sorry that you didn't catch I felt really positive for you & was sure it was your time. Keeping everything crossed for a bfp on your next cycle.
C.C: Good news on the shorter cycle!
Sally: Sorry to hear you haven't been very well, I hope you're on the mend now. Hope you've done enough to get your bfp, fingers crossed for you.
MR: Hope you're starting to feel better too hun, good news on the referral letter. When do you get married? It sounds like a stressful time for you atm but still lots to look forward to at the same time.
Tayto: I'm so sorry to hear you're going through a rough time atm, I agree with lulu in that it might be a kind of coping thing? I really do hope you can find a way forward. Counselling sounds like a good idea if you think it would help. This place isn't the same without you! Hope to see you back soon and feeling more positive.
Hopeful: Good news on the NHS referral & that you can choose which hospital.
Lulu: Hope you got on ok at the Dr's.
Peanut: Sounds like me atm! Hope you start to feel more positive soon.
Afm: Well I think this is going to be quite long so please bear with me!
Firstly I found out that my sisters friend is expecting, despite the fact that she was (supposedly) on the pill & not in a steady relationship. I don't want to come across as being judgmental it's not that at all, but I was like wtf here's us really trying & it hasn't happened yet & she just gets caught just like that. I actually felt really angry to begin with which then subsided and then felt subsequently guilty for feeling that way. Now I've had time to think about it she's not really in a very good situation as she will be a single mum relying on council housing & benefits and I really don't envy her that at all. But it's just sent me into a really downward spiral.
I felt a bit more positive with having the CB opk's but this cycle has really gone to pot. FF put crosshairs on my chart cd12, wasn't expecting to ov that early so started testing that day and was given low on the CBdigi! So carried on testing anyway and got a high on cd16, 8 days later it's still showing high and no peak ( I'd ordered more tests by this point). I decided to use the holder from the new packet on the 9th day (cd24) which showed low. I'm now on cd26, af due a week today, so I don't even know if I've ov'd this time round :'( We dtd on high days but I really do feel like it's yet another failed attempt. H has been a star though and suggested I test the moment af starts to tail off/ ends, all the way through. If I don't show peak fertility next time we've decided to go to the Dr for tests. H made me laugh though when we first got the CB opks, cos he said this month was going to definitely be the month cos he'd done the maths! He said it's just a maths problem & looked up how long it takes for sperm to swim to where they need to be and all sorts! He drew diagrams & everything! (Yes even rude ones lol)
But now it seems that I didn't even ov which has me worried. I suffer depression & anxiety anyway, I have managed to keep off the meds while we're trying, Dr knows & H has helped a lot but this has really set me back. I'm the same all I can see are babies, pregnant ladies, pregnancy announcements & birth announcements. I feel guilty for feeling sad because
05/03/2015 at 17:13
Hope all those suffering some type of lurgy are on the road to recovery.
Booked appointment for 24 April at a good local NHS hospital. Going to an open afternoon at another hospital next week where could have treatment privately.
AF arrived a few days ago which means I've been suffering abdominal pains, headaches and extreme tiredness :-(.
At least can work from home when feeling like this.
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