Hi all, this is my first round of IVF and I've just injected my ovitrelle - no more injections done by me!! Reading all your posts has really felt very empowering and I draw strength from all of you so thought I would give some back.
I can't believe how positive I am at the moment. Before I started injecting I felt "why me?" And "so unfair" but once I'd put the first needle into my skin- Luckily I found it quite easy. I have told hardly anyone because I don't want questions about how it's going. That has felt powerful to hold something back for me and my partner alone. Plus I see lots of colleagues with chronic arthritis and a recovering cancer patient and I think, personally, what I am going through is life changing but not life saving. I feel so blessed with all I have- and I work with children so can't wait to have one of my own. Every day is taken one at a time - an injection at a time, sleeping when I felt too tired, telling my partner how I felt all the time. I am a little anxious about the egg collection but I know everyone around me will be trying their best. This has been nearly a four-year wait for us- people popping babies all around us - it never gets any easier but for the first time the other day I realised how hard it is for people we care about to tell us their happy news. There is so much love and respect for us from our friends and family (I have selective hearing!) That whatever happens now I know I won't be letting anyone down- not even myself.
Peace, love and kindness to ourselves wherever you are on your journey. Xxxxxc