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Hello everybody,

I am new to this site, have been reading different posts and was struck by how supportive everyone is.
I have ttc for nearly 3 years (ho do I add that bit to the bottom of my post with all my info on? can't work it out.)
I finally had an NHS appointment with the Fertility Clinic on Monday. All tests so far have come back OK, bit of a worry re hubby's sperm count, but second test came back fine. I have now been referred for an HSG. I have been told it will probably take about 2 months, and if all is well I can start IUI.
As this is the first time I have spoken to any sort of specialist, I am feeling totally overwhelmed! I am pleased that we are finally moving forwards, but scared (v squimish!) and feel quite un-informed about everything.
I have been very emotional since Monday, I suppose I'm just starting to face everything. I told my parents and one of my best friends on Tuesday, prior to that I had been keeping it very quiet as I just felt it was a very personal thing.
Am also struggling to keep off the **** - have been on and off for a while and have taken up running which has been a great thing, but feeling so stressed now...
Also, today had an email from friend with baby piccies. Am happy for her, but had to admit I had that pang.
Anyway, just wanted to say hello and hopefully get chatting to a few people about their experiences and advice and thoughts!
Take care,

xxx
 

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Hello there!

I just wanted to say good luck. I know it all seems very overwhelming to begin with, but I've done IUI and it really wasn't that bad (apart from the fact that it didn't work for me).

To add the profile bit to the bottom of your posts, click on 'profile' at the top of the page and it's one of the options on the LHS - can't remember which one.

XX Rebecca
 

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HI,
JUST A QUICKIE ABOUT THE ****! THERE IS A GREAT THREAD CALLED GIVING UP SMOKING IN THE GIVING UP SMOKING WHILST TTC SECTION. IT MIGHT HELP YOU GO THROUGH IT WITH OTHERS?!
TAKE CARE,
CLAIRE, :)
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Hi there,
welcome to FF - everyone is very supportive and if you have any questions there's nearly always someone who can answer them.
The way you describe how you are feeling is exactly how I felt at first - overwhelmed by all the options, scared by about the medical procedures (I'm a complete weed when it comes to hospitals!) and very private about my emotions but at the same time needing to share with people close to me. 
Don't worry, if you take things step by step and try not to look too far ahead, you'll be amazed at how you cope with things you really weren't looking forward to a few months before.  I always insisted i wouldn't do IVF - because I was scared and frankly, I just don't do operations if I can help it, but I am so pleased I just took a deep breath and took one day at a time.  It wasn't so difficult after all.    And for when times are tough, that's what your new fertility friends are for, to help!

Best of luck and hope you get your dream,

Love,
Claire xx
 

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Many thanks for your replys, really cheered me up this morning when I saw them. Have struggled this week with the enormity of the task ahead, and in particular, the fact that there are no promises. The registrar told me there was only a 3% chance of conceiving naturally now.
Thankws also for the advice re profile stuff. Now the only thing I am confused about is the correct jargon to use!!?
Have a good bank holiday all,
 

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Hi there
just thought I'd say welcome to FF. I know it can feel overwhelming at first, but it helps to know that the things are now moving for you. HSG test is really not so bad - when I had mine I had a letter from the hospital telling me what it was all about and I felt horrified, but in fact they just tell you the worst, and it was nothing like as bad as that.
Do share it with close friends, honestly it helps, and this website is a godsend as well. I never realised so many women were in the same boat. When I had my m/c, I had been so excited telling people I was pregnant that I then had to tell people I wasn't, and it's amazing how many people then say, 'I've also been through what you have'. Nobody ever talks about it but ther'es a lot of it out there.

Good luck with your HSG  :) ^reiki^
Lou x
 

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Hi Bodia,

Welcome to FF.

I had a HSG last year and its not really that bad just a little uncomfortable. I'm sure you'll be OK. It took about 3 months to get it organised.

I understand how you are feeling I think most of us have been there. There is a lot to understand and you can only take it one step at a time and learn about it as you go along rather than try to take in the whole thing at once.

Best of luck.


Edna

 
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