Firstly I want to apologise for not doing anything in the way of personals for so long. I've been completely caught up in my own situation. I have been reading about how everyone is doing but just haven't had the capacity to respond. So big
Farmgirl - thank you so much for your support and kind words.
Your ceremony of getting rid of all the bad things from the past year sounds like such a good idea and a really cleansing experience. I think I might do something similar.
Laird - thank you also for taking the time to post your experience. It really did help me through a hard time and I appreciate the effort. It brought me quite a lot of comfort.
It also gave me comfort to see how you've moved on from there.
Miss Gap & LJYorkshire - thank you also for your support. It's so nice to have familiar 'faces' around to get virtual hugs from. It seems to make quite a bit of difference when people already know your story and are rooting for you all the way.
Eva - I'm so, so sorry to hear how things are going for Bondy. She's been a pillar of support and strength on here. I'm sending her loads of
and would be really grateful to hear how things have worked out for her.
Tiara - thank you so much for your support over the last few weeks.
I hope things are going as well as can be expected for you and that the New Year is treating you kindly.
Lola - big
to you. I haven't had a chance to catch up on your story on the other thread but I will do so shortly. I have everything crossed that all is going smoothly for you.
Saasha - I hope all is going well for you too and that you're safely back home.
Siann - Best of luck with everything!
It's a really exciting time and I hope it all goes smoothly for you. I'm not sure of the programme at Create have they said anything to you about why they're not going to do a baseline scan? Iceland sounds beautiful. I've always wanted to go there.
Always typical of AF - shows up when you don't want it and is nowhere to be seen when you do want it.
I was similar to you - always hoping (but never quite daring to believe) that one day it all might just happen naturally and let us off this horrible ride.
After so long, I've given up hoping now but I do hope that the miracle will happen for you one day.
In terms of the adenomysosis - I completely understand. A new day, something new to worry about.
Re: Dr G - I haven't cycled with NHS but from what I understand, they don't like it. My advice to others has been to simply not tell them that you've seen him and go with him anyway. There is no need for them to know. He can easily run immunes treatment alongside your tx cycle and does it with many, many people. Just make sure Dr G knows what you've been prescribed immunes-wise from the NHS. Steroids are pretty standard so I would say get them from the NHS (i.e., free) and just tell Dr G that you don't need him to px them for you (the only issue on that may be dosage. He tends to prescribe 25mg but there are schools of thought that this is too high. I don't really know - I had 10mg on my last cycle and didn't get pg. I had 25mg on this cycle and did get pg - could be down to that or a million other things).
Minxy - best of luck with your BMS! Sometimes it's good to try the old fashioned way - even if just for fun.
DH and I are considering it once I'm off this horrible merry-go-round as we haven't done anything for, well, months now.
Lyrical - good luck with your jabbing! Exciting times ahead for you.
Momito - Massive, massive hugs to you. Your support has been like virtual cuddles that I have so desperately needed and has meant the world to me. Hopefully I can return the favour one day and be there for you as much as you have for me.
I'm pleased to hear that your herbs have arrived and will be following your progress with great interest.
Susie - your NYE sounds like torture! Well done for making it through! I'm pleased you were able to get some answers at your F/U and have a clear way forward. I'm also pleased that you're able to take some time out from it all for a bit of a holiday. DH and I are going to go on holiday in a couple of weeks for a few days.
Lisa - I'm sorry to hear the witch is not co-operating.
. After a tx cycle, unfortunately it's anyone's guess. In previous cycles, mine has shown up before OTD. I guess it depends on your protocol. Re: your AMH numbers, I know an initial diagnosis of low AMH comes as quite a shock but if I could advise you of anything, it's to wait and see what results you get from the actual cycle. I was told I'd need a donor in February and was all over the place and on my first cycle (which was not tailored) I got 3 good eggs. By the end of the year with a different doctor and a much more tailored protocol, I got 9 good eggs. I've also seen ladies with egg counts in the twenties or thirties who have ended up with nothing to transfer at ET day. It's always, always, always quality over quantity.
Apple Orchard - Hi there and welcome. Apologies for being AWOL earlier - my head has been all over the place so I haven't been able to welcome you properly - so welcome!
I'm afraid I don't know anything about GCRM though so can't really help.
Mrs A - Sorry to hear about your NYE
I didn't leave the house on Christmas day for exactly the same reason. I wanted to go for a nice walk but just knew that all the neighbourhood kids would be out on their new bikes/skateboards/rollerskates and just couldn't handle it. I'm glad the rest of your holiday was nice and am sending you
for AF to arrive in the next week or so. I'd be very interested to hear how you get on at the adoption talk too as, if things don't work out soon, we'll be looking into it too and I don't know much about overseas adoption and am keen to learn more.
Marie - hope your nurses appointment went well and you're now all geared up for starting D/R next week. Exciting times ahead for quite a few of you.
Mooo - thanks for your kind words.
Fingers crossed that everything runs smoothly for you from hereon in.
I hope to god I haven't missed anyone but will post this and double check now just in case.
Big hugs to everyone