Hello all, I've spent the last couple of years browsing online forums and support groups and have finally taken the plunge to sign up myself. I have been open with my friends and family about the hell of infertility but as much as they try and as lovely as they are being, it's impossible for most of them to understand. I suppose I'm here to talk about it with people that understand the daily grief and stress and anxiety of it all. It has taken over my life for 2 years and the last 6 months in particular have been so hard and really destroyed my mental health and enjoyment of life.
We're finally at the end of more than a year of tests and investigations and it seems that I have endo and blocked tubes and my partner has low morphology of sperm. I am finding my diagnosis really hard to accept and come to terms with. I have always taken responsibility for my sexual health and tested negative for chlamydia so I didn't ever think there could be anything wrong with my tubes.
We should be starting ivf soon which I'm feeling quite anxious about so I'm here in the hope that being able to share it might help along this shitty road of infertility. I had no idea how painful it could be and have been shocked at the lack of support and understanding from doctors and others. There is so little awareness of it all.
I think you are all amazing and I hope to be able to support some of you along this journey too.