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Hi,

This feels a little strange as I have never used any kind of forum site, actually registered months ago but only now decided to give it a go :-\

My husband and I have been trying, sorry TTC (!) for 3 years.  We have had 1 MC ( 2008) and 2 ectopic pregnancies (2010).  I lost my left tube with the 1st ectopic and was apparently lucky to still have my uterus.  Even though this was a very painful time as it ruptured whilst at work eating marmite rice cakes, it could have been a lot worse due to the location of the rupture.  Never did finish my rice cakes though  ;D .  With the 2nd they were able to keep my right tube, however now that I am about to start IVF I wish that it had been removed to reduce that chance of it happening again!

The tests I have had since have shown nothing to suggest why this happended.  We had mixed emotions about this, on the one hand it was good that there was nothing horrible going on but on the other hand it would have made it easier to understand why it had happened.

We are about a week away from starting our 1st attempt of IVF using my natural cycle.  All the drugs arrived yesterday, which did make us laugh, OMG!

Thanks to my Mum, who read an article on NKK we requested the blood test at our initial appointment, which our clinic were more than happy do.  This was at our own cost but so glad we did it as I do have a higher than normal count.  I  now have another set of drugs/steroids to help with this.

I am quite a positive person and thankfully have a brilliant husband whose strength especially during my time in hospital was amazing.  He really has and is making this whole process so much easier to cope with.  My concern at the moment is the side effects of the drugs, I can cope with pain quite well but after reading so much about this whole process being a roller coaster ride I am praying that I can deal with the emotional side of it.

Well considering I am new to this I certainly have gone on! ;D

Any advice would be greatly appreciated and hubby and I wish you all lots of luck in your own journeys. xxx
 

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Hi Amy and welcome to FF ^hugme^

I'm so sorry to read that you suffered a miscarriage ^hugme^ If you feel like you need some extra support then please join others here who have also been through the same. This area Pregnancy, Stillbirth & Neonatal loss ~ CLICK HERE is a huge support for those who have lost their little angels ^hugme^
This site is a lifeline for us all so please have a good look around the site and feel free to post in any area, and make yourself at home. There are many who are on their TTC journey, and others who have been fortunate to have little ones with assistance. You will soon discover that our members are very encouraging of one another and offering advice or just simple hugs. There's a vast amount of information here for everyone, so start reading, posting and getting to know others. You will make some great friends too, lots of members often have meet ups locally too, for chats, coffee, shopping or even nights out! You can share conversations with one another freely, simply because we all understand each other. It's hard when family and friends don't fully comprehend what this journey entails and the emotions that go with it. That's where we come in!

Here are some links which you should find really useful at the moment……

What Every New Member Needs To Know (includes a list of common abbreviations) ~ CLICK HERE

Complimentary, Holistic and Spiritual Approaches ~ CLICK HERE

Tubal Factors ~ CLICK HERE

Ectopic Loss ~ general chat and support http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=243601.0

A Rough Guide To IVF ~CLICK HERE

IVF General ~ CLICK HERE

While undergoing treatment, you might find it useful to join other ladies having treatment at the same time. The Cycle Buddies threads are just for that. Just pop along to the appropriate month and say "Hi" when you are ready to start treatment.

Cycle buddies ~ CLICK HERE

You can also chat live in our chat room. We have a newbie day in the chat room every Wednesday where you can meet one of our mods for support, meet other new members and get technical support with navigating the site and using all the functions available here. CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON NEWBIE CHAT

You can also "meet" and chat with people in your local area through the Location boards. This is especially useful to find people who may be using the same clinic and or in the same PCT area.

Wishing you lots of luck ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ and ^fairydust^
Keep in touch
Ceri xx

PS I have also sent you a pm (private message)
 
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