Hello lovely people whom i admire immensely!
Some of you will know that i am 33 (*cough* 34 in a few weeks) and at the start of this year was oblivious to an impending problem, but after 11 months & the loss of one of my ovaries (amongst other things) I've realised that maybe i need to think about my options.
I am married to my soul mate. This is our second marriage for the both of us and my husband has 2 grown up children who i adore. I've always been on the fence about kids and still am (hubby will support me either way i go). BUT...with everything that's happened this year, I'm wondering whether or not I should consider freezing some eggs in case the worst case scenario happens to my remaining ovary AND I do decide, for sure, i want kids in the future (and left it too late to try naturally I mean - for now, i'm told my fertility 'should not' be massively impacted by the loss of one ovary as the other will pick up the slack!)
I've had friends go through IVF so i roughly know the process, but i'm just worried that right now, it might be a bit too much on my remaining ovary (and my sanity) to start 'messing around' with things 'down there' for a little while. I'm also aware that age 35 is a fairly key, genetic point on the old timeline (whereby, after which, various statistics start to go against you instead of for you in this area) and I will be 35 in Dec 2017. So do I start to look at this now? Or do I give myself some more time?
I'm seeing my Onc for a follow up in early March so was planning on speaking to her about it then. I'm also guessing i'd have to pay for this, which is fine. I'm aware there are ladies on here of all ages, so was wondering if anyone had any experience of this or generally, what your thoughts are?
Thank you, Jemima xx