It's my birthday - celebrating with injections, diarrhoea and headaches!

Oh the birthday joys of ivf.

Damian is taking me out to dinner to celebrate where the lovely food will hopefully make up for the lack of booze and I'll treat myself to a shot of stimms in the toilet between courses - got to laugh at this crazy process! I'm 37 and childless - but at least this year I'm celebrating with hope that I might actually be pregnant one day soon rather than just trying and trying and trying and getting nowhere. Friday 13th has always been lucky for me. This is my first round and I'm on day 4 of injections and taking h metformin tablets 3x a day. Good luck to anyone else reading this wherever you are on your journey! X

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  • Happy birthday - hope you have a lovely day and a beautiful little one by this time next year xxx

  • Thank you so much - I've wanted a baby for so long that I can't even imagine it actually happening?! I'm assessing babies' development all morning today then assessing a child under a child protection plan this afternoon, can't wait for 5pm! X

  • All the best and happy birthday x

  • Wishing you lots of luck and a very happy birthday! 🎈 Xx

  • Happy birthday β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ‰

  • Wishing you lots of luck and a very happy birthday πŸŽ‰x

  • Happy birthday 🍰 xx

  • Aww bless you feeling so bad on you birthday! I do hope you can make the most of your day, wishing you a happy birthday!xx

  • Happy birthday! It was my birthday a few days ago too! Enjoy your birthday, hope it turns out to be super lucky

  • Happy birthday! My husband's birthday was this week too - he's bummed he can't celebrate with a drink but it'll be all worth it soon hopefully. We are our on our first cycle too and I'm on day 4 of injections too. Best of luck to you. πŸ€πŸ€ž Enjoy your day and celebrate the hope you have right now.

  • Cycle buddy! Thank you xx

  • Happy birthday !!! Brilliant we can laugh about this !! Been in a few situations myself trying to do a pessarie practically upside down in a tiny toilet trying to walk back to sit down ! Without anyone noticing and keeping it in !!! It's a art ! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ love your positivity! Wish you the best ! Xxxxxx

  • I still have the pessaries hell to look forward to! Yes must laugh all the way through this process xxx

  • Happy Birthday - hope its a good one and fingers crossed for you xxx

  • Happy birthday xx

  • In my last cycle I had to "shoot up in the toilet too!! Have to laugh now!!! Hope you had a lovely meal x

  • Happy belated birthday 🍰! I’m finding a wee paracetamol now and again is helping with the headaches.. when is your next scan? xx

  • You're having headaches too? Yes I've been taking paracetamol too. Next scans are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. How about you? How are you feeling? What drugs are you on? Xxx

  • I’ve been having dull headaches since my prostap injection. I have one scan on weds and anymore haven’t been told yet... feeling rather in the dark which is making me more anxious. I’m on bemfola injections xx

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