Hi everyone, well it's been 10mths since I last posted after our 7th attempt failed. Since then we have taken time out, got married, went on honeymoon and enjoyed Xmas. Just generally had us time.
Now our batteries are recharged we have contacted our clinic to begin our 3rd and final round.
A bit of background...i have pcos and endometriosis, had 3 laparoscopies to remove large ovarian cysts and some endometriosis and an op to remove a large amount of pre cancerous cells from my cervix (always attend your smear tests!) my hubby also had slightly lower than average sperm count.
Recently I have had an NK cell test done in Nov at Coventry and it came back in normal range so that stumped us a little as all other tests also fine so still unsure of the reason for recurrent implantation failure as told our embryos were top quality.
Firstly we fell pregnant naturally in 2009 which ended in miscarriage at 7weeks, since then we have never fallen pregnant naturally again. We have undergone numerous tests and started our ivf journey in 2013, so far we have had 2fresh rounds of ivf of which we have had 7transfers in total (1fresh, 6fet) implanting 12 embryos in total over the course of our journey so far, our 6th attempt resulted in a positive but sadly ended in early miscarriage. Our 7th and last failed attempt was last July. There have been a lot of tears and frustration along the way but we have this last round left and cannot afford to go private so we are going to give it our all one final time.
I am booked in for an endoscratch on 20april then will be doing short protocol this time as I had mild ohss on our first round and was rather ill, on our second round I had severe ohss which was life threatening and hospitalised for quite a while so very understandably I'm quite nervous.
Going the short protocol route this time seems the safest way after discussing everything with our consultant. I'm just worried in case my body doesn't react well.
I will be doing 21day on the pill levest followed by going straight to gonal f stimms for 7days, in the past I had done pill then buserelin for 4wk then gonal f stimms for 10days, i just hope I respond well and still produce enough mature eggs just not as many as on long protocol.
I'm hoping this is our time, there's only so much a person can endure,i just long to be a mammy to my own little bundle. Sorry my post has been quite long, I noticed a lot of new names as well as seeing some familiar ppl so I thought I'd give a bit of background. I hope to see lots of lovely updates along the way, this site has always been great comfort and help along my journey. Lots of Love and luck to you all Xxx ❤🌼🌈😊🦄