Thank you SO much for all your amazing comments about whether you have given up work or how you have coped with work during IVF. They were all so so helpful and helped me make my decision. I didn’t know if it would be helpful for others but thought I would give you an update..
Basically, I have resigned and leave at the end of the month. In my current role, it is not possible for me to go part time. It was just too stressful for me to manage the stress, the appointments and a full time job. Yesterday I had to go to my clinic for the third time in 24 hours. It’s a full time job in itself! I have contacted recruitment agencies re part time jobs to fit it around treatment and then see where we are. Obviously I have the support of my fiancée otherwise I would not be able to do this. I want to work. I desperately want to work. Sadly my mental health was suffering and I wasn’t doing my job properly anyway as I wasn’t able to focus. This is definitely the best decision for us at the mo.
If anyone else is going through a similar struggle making a decision about work then please feel free to DM me if it would help. Would be happy to chat through.
Thanks for your amazing advice you wonderful, sensible, clever people. The support from this group is incredible and I’d be lost without it. Xx