Hope you'very enjoyed your bank holiday weekend 😊
I stumbled across this forum as I'm sat next to my hubby on the sofa, mulling over what may or may not lie ahead of us. I find it refreshing the kind of support I've so longed for just at my fingertips, why now have I only found it?!
Anyway, here I am. I'm Sarah 😊 as many of you will agree trying to explain a fertility story from scratch can be a long process, so I'll try and keep it concise as I introduce myself...
Myself and hubby have been trying to start a family for the last 18 months. To start with it was casual as we were in the 6 month count down to our wedding, however post-honeymoon it's been the rollercoaster of appointments, tests, scans and of course waiting times...so far, hubby has all clear having produced everything nice and healthy from his date with 'the pot'. I am in the process of an 8 week wait (!) post HSG. Sadly my HSG was unpleasant and the doctor who performed the test was quick to leave the room to allow me to change so I was unable to ask him for any preliminary findings 😣
In the last 18 months my periods fizzled out and were very poor. After an 8 month spell of nothing they used provera to induce a bleed before performing the 21 day hormone test. Progesterone level of 0.9 at that point was not promising at all, but maybe due to the induced bleed?? No blood tests since. The ultrasound scans hinted at PCOS but nothing conclusively diagnosed.
My doctor led me to believe that depending on HSG result will depend on whether we try the likes of clomid or metformin if tubes are clear, and if tubes are blocked we may be heading straight to IVF. This both excites and scares me, after so much time having test after test any sort of treatment will be welcomed. Having said that, every consultation I have had so far has been with a different consultant for one reason or another, and each one seems to have been considering different avenues.
Sorry for rambling on! The main reason I find myself on here is for support and reassurance. I love my husband dearly but I feel sometimes he believes I am all-consumed by our journey. He tries his very best to understand, but ladies I'm sure you can empathise with how soul destroying it can be when you don't know the answers other than something just isn't working as it should. This does sadly impact on my willingness to participate in baby making activity, which comes in waves of wanting to do it and other days really not feeling up to it.
Luckily next week we celebrate our first anniversary and we have a weekend away. My consultation for HSG results aren't for another 3 weeks so we won't have anything new to talk/worry about.
I appreciate any support, listening ears and shared stories. Thanks for reading mine so far and I look forward to getting to know some of you 😘