Hi all, I hope all you lovely ladies are doing OK. I haven't been on here for a while as I've been trying to ignore all things IVF since our first attempt ended in a chemical pregnancy a few months back but I am now gearing up for a natural FET of our two frosties that were collected along with the two we had transferred back then.
Although our consultant said we could go ahead with transfer with my September cycle, I decided to go with October instead as it should fall during my half term (I'm a teacher) and I just thought it would be easier and less stressful if I was off work. However, I am lucky enough to have a 2 week half term in October, which is always a great opportunity for a cheap holiday as prices are always so high during term time and, particularly now that we are paying for treatment, money is an issue. We have found a fab deal and would really like to go, particularly since it would be our first chance to get away since all this IVF craziness began.
My predicament is this: do I bring treatment forward to this month and go on the holiday in October or do I postpone until November after the holiday? Or do I just not go on holiday at all? If the FET is unsuccessful, then going away after would be a good thing I think, but that's hardly the attitude is it?! If it was successful, going on holiday in early pregnancy with risks of food poisoning etc is probably not the best idea. However, if I postpone treatment until November, while I'm sure a relaxing week away just prior can only be a good thing, I would have all the added stress of having to take time off work etc. Plus, waiting even longer just goes against all my instincts - I want to get on with it ASAP! I lknow the answer is probably to do that, but I was hoping that you ladies who all completely understand what this is like might be able to tell me what you would do.
I know it's not exactly the worst predicament to be in and I am so sorry to all of you who are dealing with much bigger stuff right now, but IVF has taken over my life for so long now, the idea of doing something that isn't ruled by it and, in fact, might even postpone it, just feels so odd. Should we just do something for the sake of fun for the first time in ages, or should treatment come first no matter what? I almost feel guilty, like we can't want it enough if we're willing to delay for a holiday!
Sorry for the rant everyone over something so trivial! Xxx