09 December 2015

Letter from Dr Mc

Dear A and D

I really enjoyed our conversation today. Unfortunately we haven't had success with the most recent embryo. You have had a long period of treatment and we ran through a lot of things today. You are aware of your options going forward and at this stage have elected not to have further treatment.

23 November 2015

12 November 2015

The final transfer

This morning I drove into the city and picked D up from work and we went to the clinic to have our last frozen embryo transferred.

07 November 2015


This morning I had a very early start. I woke at 5am and left home at 6.30am to pick D up from the airport (he'd been in another city for a friend's father's funeral). Then we made our way to the clinic for an ultrasound at 8.40am. We were disappointed to discover that the parking directly outside the building has now been turned into a pedestrian/seating area! I'm glad we found out on a quiet Saturday morning.

27 October 2015

Day 1 ... for the last time

So it's my last ever day 1 (well, there will be others but I won't be counting them). This morning I'll call the clinic and start progynova and in a couple of weeks we'll transfer our last frostie. Frankly, I'm not hopeful. Chances feel so small right now. I think we'll be glad to finally move on with life, whether it's as two or three. In the meantime, it's nurofen and wheat packs for me today!

22 April 2015

A letter from Dr Mc

Dear A and D

I'm so sorry I didn't catch up with you last Monday. It sounds like you had a bit of a rough time at the public hospital and I apologise for that.

14 April 2015

... and a conversation with Nurse L

This afternoon, again earlier than expected, Nurse L called from the clinic to talk about our frozen embryo transfer. I explained that I hadn't yet had a chance to discuss the possibilities with D, but we talked a bit about it anyway.

A conversation with Dr Mc...

This morning, earlier than expected, I got a call from Dr Mc. First of all we talked about our experience at the hospital appointment - he was very apologetic - and then we discussed my recovery.

30 March 2015

Hospital review

Today we went to the hospital for a review appointment with Dr Mc after my laparoscopy/hysteroscopy in January. It was a very frustrating afternoon!

31 January 2015

Stomach selfie!

Day five - still quite badly bruised! But I'm not sore at all and all four wound sites are healing nicely. I don't think my tummy button will ever look the same again...

29 January 2015


It's now three days after my surgery and I'm feeling pretty good. A bit dopey at times, thanks to the Tramadole painkillers I've been prescribed, but my wound sites are healing nicely and I haven't had any real pain, just some tightness. I also have an old shoulder injury which has suddenly worsened and that's not helping me sleep well. I've been hunching over a bit and I need to concentrate on my posture more. Today I will make an appointment to follow up with Dr Mc.

27 January 2015


After a morning spent deciding what to pack (too many books!), D and I went to the hospital in the city for my surgery at noon. First we went to the surgical admissions area, where I was weighed and checked and had a conversation with the anaesthetist. He explained about the procedure with the anaesthetic and the risks and I needed to sign some consent forms. He told us that the length of the operation depended on how much endometrosis, if any, they found, but that there was one person ahead of me in the queue so we would have to wait for a little while.