So I have a confession to make. I've been lurking for quite a while and am full of admiration for everyone on this site, their support and strength. It's so comforting to know that others are going through the same thing.
Me and my DH have been TTC for 3 years, went to the doctors 18 months ago and only 4 months ago were approved to start on the IVF journey (delays due to GP's ineptness to refer us, moving to another area when we had been referred).
We have male issues, DH is on medication which reduces sperm quality (morphology and motility) and also had an operation down there which does not help.
So here we are, EC booked in for Tuesday. We've been very happy with our clinic so far, all the nurses have been nothing short of wonderful and we feel very at ease there. I think this counts for a lot. I want to say to all those starting out, it's not that scary. My DH has been doing the injections for me (I don't think I could manage them on myself!) and we have just one more left tomorrow - time really does fly once you get going!!
Our scan yesterday showed 11 and 12 follicles, a small handful which were 17mm and a few behind. Am a little worried about EC as have never had an anaesthetic, but I'm sure the lovely nurses will make things easier.
So that's me in a nutshell. I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone and say hi and send you all a lot of strength wherever you are in your cycle. Everyone here is truly amazing.