Here goes... I've never been one to post on forums (I'm a classic lurker haha), but this whole IVF process has made me give this a rethink- as sharing experiences definitely makes me feel less alone! A close friend has also recently lost her baby, and it made me think how quiet people are about fertility in general, and I just want to say how proud I am of everyone who posts in this group- we are all warriors in our own way, dealing with a thing that most people will never be able to understand.
I'm 30, been ttc for 5 years, married to a lovely man and it all kind of feels like the light at the end of the IVF/ICSI tunnel is fast approaching. After losing 5st to get to the right BMI, my clinic put me on the pill to sort scheduling etc, but then my uterus was disobedient and ovulated anyway, so we had to ovitrelle and then delay the planned extraction date by a month :-(.
So I just started my gonal-f yesterday, so excited! (though no one told me about the headaches... ow!)
I'm trying not to be a serial googler, so hoping that you lovely people might be able to help me with a couple of things I'm struggling with-
- how do you stop yourself googling every tiny thing and sending yourself crazy in the times between scans/appointments?
- I lost a lot of weight to get the best chance of my IVF working, but with the hormones the last couple of weeks, I've been really feeling sluggish and can feel myself putting weight back on, are there any tips anyone has for keeping active that doesn't involve going outside/dragging my bottom to the gym/quick healthy meals that don't make you feel like a rabbit?
Thank you so much! Even though I've just become a member, I've previously been reading public posts, so it's nice to feel a part of the community