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IVF-ing on the go...

IVF-ing on the go...

I love to share tips and advice during my journey. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again...

The best decision I made last round was to not be determined by IVF, but for me to determine it. Be in control and still have a life.

So, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London... My team might have been shortlisted for an award at the event tonight... but I’ve already won. I’m injecting in your toilets! And I’m winning at IVF-ing on the go.

I daren’t do it in my first cycle; I couldn’t do anything and was late for everything! Now... I’m just carrying my fancy bag... laced with drugs. 😊

x

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Haha! Love this!! You go girl! Show ivf what your made of! And hoping you win that award!

Have a good night, needles and all! Xx

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I aced it! x

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Brilliant!! Well done you 👏👏xx

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Yessss!!💪💪 Have a great night and good luck for the award!!🤞xxx

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Rocking it! Fingers crossed! x

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Tee hee! Well done! My lips are sealed! Diane xx

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Thanks! X

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love it..what a girl😂💜💜💜xxxx

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Same again next week too! 😂😂😂 x

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Love it.... go girl💃💃

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😊😊😊😊 x

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Well done! I went for a gig during my stims and asked if it’s possible to accommodate my need for injection. And it was! I was escorted from the reception to the first aid room when I had privacy to do the injection on the right time. I didn’t want to do it in a toilet. We are in control!!!

Go girl!

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I did the same at a massive club night in Ibiza, I was given a private room (must have been a sex room as had nothing in it other than a bar, a jacuzzi and a sofa!)

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That’s cool!

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Why didn’t I do that?! It’s £400 a room here! 😂😂😂

I didn’t even do it at a FA cup match last cycle! x

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Football match would be tricky - would have to go on the private hospitality but not the main stadium toilets 😂😂

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This is Brilliant!! Wish I had been as confident as you, I literally panicked if I wasn’t at home and hour before meds!! You are definitely winning! Have a fantastic night xx

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It took a lot of discussing and it was Mr Emu who convinced me! x

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Haha this is too good! Well done you. Have a great night xx

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Thanks!

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Love it! I did loads when we were having ivf, much better to not let it deter you from doing stuff x

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Hear hear! x

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Love this!! ❤️

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That brilliant. Def love the sentiment we in control not controlled by it a. V ace! ☺️

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For sure! x

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Yay. Go you. And all the best for the awards too xx

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Fingers crossed! x

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My life is totally boring - I had to inject in other people's spare rooms and bathrooms at family gatherings...Oh! I did have to mix my menopur in the kitchen of the village hall where I was attending 1st birthday party (rock 'n' roll, right?) because there was no room to keep it in the fridge!

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A village hall? Def rock n roll! But you’re in control lady! x

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Haha! I know how to live! I used to feel like a drama queen taking my meds to people's houses but I soon realised I was being silly and had no choice but to do them when required, just like you tonight. And hey! There are worse places you could be injecting...A village hall is definitely not the Grovesnor House Hotel! Hope you're having fun x

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As soon as I get to a low key venue in this cycle I will tell you! x

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Please do. It'll make me feel better. X

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Love this emu2016 it made me smile im about to start my injections and this post has given me hope not to let IVF controll your life .. but instead control it thankyou 😘 x

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You go! IVF WARRIOR! x

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Absolutely love this!!! Well done hun. I did my injections in a restaurant in London last week before heading to the theatre. Have a wonderful and well deserved evening xx

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You go! Last night a hotel lobby at Wembley... tonight here! x

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OMG!!! I have total bag and shoe envy!! Good on you for having your jab out and about, can’t take over your whole life! At least your doing it looking a fox!! Go get em!!! 😘😘😘

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My Kurt Geiger’s.... the only thing I won’t stop buying when saving for IVF! 😂😂😂 xx

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Hell no!! My husband eye rolls constantly when a new ‘package’ rocks up on the doorstep, it’s my only bloody indulgence!! xxx

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Woo hoo x

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Absolutely fabulous! Love this! You keep kicking IVF butt!! 💜💜 xx

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❤️❤️❤️

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Love your shoes, well done you xx

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Me too! z

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Good for you! Show IVF who’s boss 😉🙌🏼

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I am! 😂

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This is brilliant! 🙌🏽 Well done you!

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Thanks! X

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Love this! Well done 👏🏼 X

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Ta! x

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Well done you!!! I was the same - 1st cycle I wouldn't go anywhere or do anything - now - I'm "shooting up" in restaurant toilets!!! Good luck - hope this is the one that works xx

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Shooting up! 😂😂😂 xx

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You are Amazing!!!! Well done 💪💪💪. I am trying to have the same attitude. My husband is going on a business trip next week ( he injects me, im too much of a wimp to do it myself) and I refuse to postpone this round of IVF so we making it work, im packing a bag and going with him 🤫

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😂😂😂😂 BRILLIANT! Does he know?! xx

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Yeah he knows because we were discussing delaying the treatment and then we decided we need to rather just make it work. His work wouldnt be impressed if they knew but when it comes to IVF you just gotta do what ya gotta do!!!

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Haha your post is brilliant,hope you had a fabulous night,must say I lurve your shoes and handbag xxx

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I love that my shoes and bag are stealing the show here! And rightly so! They’re much more attractive than my needles! 😂 x

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And the award for Downregulating in the most style goes to..... 😁

Hope you enjoyed your night Emu! My finest moment mixing powders on a fold down baby change in 'Spoons is not so glam!

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Didn’t win an award last night. So I’ll take that title thanks! I’ve not done a Spoons yet! x

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Go girl!

Best of luck 😊

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Ta! x

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Good for you have a ball !

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Always! z

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Ha isn’t that funny emu; my first cycle I was so careful with storing it in the fridge (mixed messages of whether I needed to etc)- but halfway through I needed to attend a funeral half way across the country- so popped them in a cool bag and had to inject in the toilets in the evening (nice large and clean thankfully! And was using the gonal f pen)

For this FET- I’m so not bothered- have tossed the cetrotide to the back of the cupboard! So laidback about it but just rewatched the YouTube video to refresh my memory... unfortunately the needle cap got stuck as I tried to remove it and accidentally pressed the plunger- and then as I pulled it back it slipped completely out! Should not have been that easy- and I spilt the solvent lol.

I’m glad you’re taking things on your stride and I concur- I’m not going to let the routine interfere as much as possible!

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It was the best decision I made on our last round. So it was a no brained this time! By Sunday I’ll have injected on the go five nights in a row! No use nailing my foot to the floor now... if it works I’ll have 18 years of that! 😂 x

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Lol@18 years. I always have regrets with every cycle that I haven’t done more before I had kids ... and maybe I should delay treatment etc

Ivf buyers remorse?? 😂 who would have thunk it(!)

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This is brilliant I love that u are doing this and thinking positive go u well done and a very big good luck to you xx

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Thanks Julie x

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Love it, well done!! xx

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Good for you girl. Impressed you got everything into that tiny bag!!!

Just shows you go through this huge life change experience but you still have to live you life and get on with things.

I’m stressing so much about the injections but seeing this has made me determined to do them myself and carry on with life.

Hope you had a good night and won the award!!!

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Didn’t win, but the response to this post has made me smile enough to not be bothered! x

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Having a bit of a down day ahead of starting stims in a week..... this just totally cheered me up!!

Thanks for sharing!

And loving the shoes and bag!! Xxxx

Good luck in your round! Xx

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Awww MrsElbow... are you ok? xx

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Ah, I'm alright. Thankyou though. It was 6 months yesterday since round 1 OTD which was our first ever BFP. Got me sad and thinking about what could have/ should have been. But I'm good. Thinking positive again for this round. It might just happen for us? We may just come out of this with a baby?! Xx hope it works for you too!! 🤞xx

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Awww. I have those moments. I think we’re either clever or crazy but I literally started this round 1 year ago to the day to the last one! So all my days this year are the same as last year... when we got BFP. And then nothing there at 7 week scan... I guess if it’s going to go wrong we may as well keep it all to one time in the year! 😂

You’re just human. It’s a big thing we’re doing. Worry and anxiousness will set in at some point xx

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Oh, I'm so sorry.

I started bleeding at 5w4d.

But you're right, every day marks something. Some days it gets to me more than others.

And when would there ever be a right time?! So may aswell crack on.

You're right though, it's such a massive thing.... worry and anxiety is normal, need to learn not to beat myself up about it! Xxx

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Good luck Selena! When do you go? I’m so glad my posts motivate others. Thanks! xx

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Hi,

I think you have the best attitude! I had to do it several times myself too with my last cycle (airport toilet, university loo, restaurant restroom...). You name it I tried it lol

My first injection outside home felt a bit weird but then I got used to it. I am not saying I will do it all the time but I will not stop going to an event because of that. That’s my choice and I understand if it’s not everyone’s choice. My view is We already feel alone on the ivf journey so going out leaving a normal life alcohol free, can help us cope better.

Good luck with tonight and your ivf journey!

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Exactly! That’s so true! Had a change of plan tonight and I’ll be home for my injection... secretly... I’m really happy to be home for it tonight! MrEmu gives my belly a kiss after and I’ve missed that for last two nights! x

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Ooh that’s so sweet! I think you should do what you think is best for you. Take care and good luck 💖

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Love it! It's exactly what I was like when i was doing injections haha. I've injected pretty much everywhere - a common place seemed to be the library lol

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You pesky students! 😜 Well; I think that’s what you pay your fees for right?! Amazing on campus facilities for your own medical treatment! I’ve got another two nights in London next week and one in Manchester the week after! Might have to try and find somewhere posher! 😂 x

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My best place was the loos of the globe theatre in London. My worst was one of those petrol stations with a nasty loo, and I had to do three injections and one of them needed mixing! I’ve also injected in the car, in friends houses (just whipped my tummy out and injected in front of them ha ha) and in various restaurant loos. I eventually decided I was justified in using the disabled loo, it’s generally easier with more space!

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How on earth did you get that injection on time at the globe! The queues are mental there! Disabled loos is such a good idea!!! I did consider a baby changing toilet on Wednesday but the irony almost killed me! xx

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It was a down reg injection so I figured if it was within the right hour it would be ok!

The best disabled loos are the ones that have a sign on saying “ not all disabilities are visible”, I felt more confident using those.

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That’s brilliant. Where were they? x

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Supermarkets usually have these signs and a few other places like restaurants do too.

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Haha! I did giggle to myself about it - a student nurse injecting herself in student library toilets- how hygienic haha

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A tale for graduation day I think! 👩‍🎓

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Probably! I'm pretty open about everything lol

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Well done Emu!! Love it!! I had to leave a play 20 mins in to inject in the loo then run back to my seat. I’ve also got to inject soon at a nick cave festival in a London Park! I’ll be having a FET a few days between the Rolling Stones and nick cave 👍got to keep life normal and fun!! X

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That is an epic line up!!!! All I have are event venues and restaurants in Manchester, London and Brighton left! Quick! I need to book a concert! x

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And a village hall...don't forget that!

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Oh yeah!!!! I might pop by in the parish meeting tomorrow and check it out! 😂

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I’m done with not booking things ‘just incase’

It used to be just incase I might be pregnant

Then it was just incase it’s during ivf

Now it’s book it just because happiness is in the present...

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We tried to get Foo Fighters tockets for this summer but couldn’t.., the way I saw it... if I couldn’t go... it’d be for the best reason! x

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Ps didn’t realise it was you I was following on instagram until I saw this post 😃

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AWWWW! I can’t believe lovely ladies on here follow me on instagram! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Foo Fighters are soooo good live!

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