Cycle day 1 has arrived so my monitored cycle starts now.
I spoke to Dr E and from tomorrow I start taking Climaval 2mg (estrogen), 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening, as well as 1 “baby” asprin per day. Then I have to go for a scan on Monday to see whether my stubborn lining decides to respond and grow.
Just a quick update… I had another scan at ACU on Monday so Dr E could have a mid-cycle baseline measurement of my endometrium.
There was a “lovely” follicle ready to ovulate so that should have been “kicking out” a good amount of estrogen to grow my lining. Sadly the lining only measured 4.5mm (should have been 8+). Obviously I’m now used to this so I took that in my stride. Continue reading
On Friday I had a much anticipated appointment with Mr E (my consultant at ACU). The appointment was supposed to be in May, but after the awful gynaecology appointment earlier in April I couldn’t stand the anxiety and brought my fertility consult forward.
Since ACU is in the same NHS hospital I go to for gynaecology (I’m a self funding patient at an NHS ACU) Mr E had the pictures from the hysteroscopy and my hospital notes. After we’d exchanged pleasantries he immediately said that the hysteroscopy results concerned him…
I disappeared for a while after my last post (in March) because a) I’ve been doing a lot of waiting, and b) things are not going great. I’m going to do this update in 2 posts because otherwise it’ll be too long!
So… when I saw the Consultant at ACU back in January he gave me a list of things that I need to do before we could go ahead:
1) Get the all clear from my GP and the perinatal mental health team – [tick]
2) Have the mandatory sessions for implications counselling (because I’m using donor sperm) and the Welfare of the Child Assessment – [tick]
3) Get my BMI under 30 – [in SLOW progress]
4) Have a hysteroscopy to check for polyps and investigate the health of my womb since my lining is thin – [NIGHTMARE!!!]
The first 2 went without a hitch, but the last two…
I’ve lost 7lbs in 6 weeks of Weight Watchers which isn’t bad (especially considering that includes 3lb I put back on around my “time of the month” then had to lose again the following week, so really I’ve “lost” 10 😉), but I wanted to have lost more by now. Continue reading
I had a great appointment with my GP last Friday morning.
The fertility clinic at the NHS ACU had said they’d need a letter of support from my GP/mental health team as part of the “welfare of the child assessment” so I went to speak to my GP about it. Continue reading