Since we started this journey, 4.5 years ago, I never thought we'd be at this stage. From general good health tips, to kineseology, to acupuncture, fitness, to Cork Fertility Clinic to Napro and now to Sims. Its mad. Feel like we wasted sooooo much time. But still, noone knows. Infertility is so complex and the best doctors don't have all the answers. Some girls are 'lucky' to find out a problem early on, so the treatment is focused.
We spent another €2000 on more tests in Sims. So I have high Anti TPO. Doctors said this contributes to the majority of miscarriages. (Funny it could mean an autoimmune issue which Ireland is riddled with. But he didnt focus on that). But Ive never been pregnant as far as I know so they don't think that is contributory. My husband has 20% DNA fragmentation. Said that could be contributory. But again doubtful. So he again concluded 'unexplained infertility'. So recommended short phase IVF. This is €4600 plus €990. Plus meds. So we've been though so much with meds even I was still shocked at the amount of meds involved. LOADS!
So we started with a month on the pill to resettle and then injections. Due my first scan this week and have 2 to 3 more after and then they do egg extraction. Fingers crossed this will work.
It is so exhausting the whole thing. When we do the egg transfer Im taking a week off work and just relaxing. Im the sort who works hard and is always on the go. So Im gonna watch telly and relax. I was advised to get massages too (non essentail oil ones!). So Im going to do it. Its been such a long road Im not risking anything!!
Just an update.....
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