Hi everyone, some of you lovely ladies will remember me and I see there's lots of new members who won't as I haven't been on here for some months now following our 4th ivf cycle which ended in a chemical pregnancy.
I just wanted to pop on because this forum was such a huge huge source of support whilst we were going through over 2 years of fertility treatment, I honestly don't know what I would have done without it at times!
Today we had a final appointment with our consultant, we'd actually waited since May for this follow up (nhs is amazing but they're so stacked out!) To be honest we did question why we even still wanted to go along to this appointment because we've decided not to pursue any more treatment and instead have decided adoption is the right path for us now. However we wanted to talk to the doctor about options for my endometriosis going forward and are glad we did as he was very helpful and it has brought some 'closure' for us.
He actually said if I were to do ivf now I would only have a 1 in 5 chance of success (it was 1 in 3 originally) We appreciated his honesty and left feeling positive that we've made this decision and we'll (hopefully!) be on another journey to parenthood soon.
I just wanted to wish all you lovely ladies (& men!) all the luck in the world on your route to being mummy's & daddy's. It's a really tough path with so many highs and lows along the way but I hope it will be worth it for lots of you. I may still pop in from time to time, especially if I can offer anyone any advice but I'll see how that goes, I'm not sure how appropriate that will be having decided to cease treatment.
Lots of love, you're all warriors xxx