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So I thought I would finally pluck up the courage and introduce myself as i have been reading posts for a while now.

My name is K and I've been recently diagnosed with unexplained infertility, after trying for two years. But after a recent appendectomy which was done via laparoscopy they found a few cysts some of which are on my ovaries. They have recently repeated all my ultra sounds and are now keeping an eye on them, repeating every three months. Too make things more fun I have multiple other health problems and already take a handful of tablets to control them.

I haven't really told many people or my family about the infertility and it's finally starting to get me down, feeling somewhat lost in the amongst all the pregnancy and birth announcements going on all around me.

But hey ho that's it in a nutshell. Just continuing to play that waiting game😊

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Sorry to hear all that you are going through. The pregnancy and birth announcements can be hard. So is all the waiting! I hope you have someone who you can confide in, it sometimes helps to talk. Look after yourself. Xx

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Thanx for the reply. I had my best friend who I could confide in and knew what was going on but with her recent pregnancy announcement it's hard now. With the waiting game of what happens next, I feel like I can't talk about it because I don't know what's going on exactly. I keep plodding on the best I can.

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Oh Hun, this journey can be very lonely. I'm glad you plucked up the courage to write your post. I waited 12 months before I plucked up the courage to write or reply and it doesn't feel so lonely anymore. Good luck and If you ever feel alone or need advice write it on here here's lots of support. X

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Thanx in amongst the courage and the fear I thought what was the worst that could happen - no one would reply - well I'm glad I managed it and yes I hope now I will start to feel less alone.

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Sorry to hear how you're feeling - I can totally relate, I've found this one of the loneliest journeys!! Wishing you all the very best!! 🤞🏻

I've found the ladies on this forum an incredible support through such a tough journey!! I have to say when we plucked up the courage to tell our parents & close friends it really did help & felt like a weight had been lifted!! I understand that might not be the case for everyone though!! x

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Thanx its good to know there are people on here who can relate. I am currently waiting on more referrals before we tell family because I kinda want to be armed with all the info I can be. I know they will be supportive I just don't want to worry them 😊

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That's exactly what we did, once we knew what the plans were and had our treatment protocol that's when we told our family!!

Wishing you all the very best & you'll find the support on here really helpful!! x

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K, sorry your ttc journey has been tough so far and I understand with additional health conditions, it just makes everything even more challenging- believe me I understand that

Feeling down or low is normal and there may be frequent periods of that but try to be kind to yourself and take one step at a time. Oxo

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Yes it's going to be full of ups and downs. Think I'm just feeling more sorry for myself than usual. I will continue to take one step at a time and will play that waiting game. Thank you for your reply.

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