Let’s talk about it... or not. Let’s cry about it... or not. « Or not » - two simple little words, yet such a powerful decision.
Is there a fertility CAA? A place that could fix it all? Because I definitely need a membership... Contrarily to my habitual silver lining posts, this one is definitely a rant. After three years of trying, I broke last night. I am just so tired of trying to be hopeful. It's in my nature though,... Continue Reading →
It's hard to believe that I started this journey just before turning 39... Forty-one... I celebrated my birthday last month and I am now officially at the two year mark of trying this Single Mom by Choice thingie. I've discovered so much... about the female body (who knew we had more than one egg growing... Continue Reading →
Don't we all hate waiting in line or being on hold... those minutes passing by while you are trying to get something done or get in contact with someone always feel like moments of life just wasted away... even though you know that once you get to the front of the line or that person... Continue Reading →
How have you been doing? “GREAT”, I answer. Yet I feel that some people don’t believe me... I can understand why. If I take a step back and look at the crazy roller coaster ride that was the last year, it does boggle my mind that I got through it all. I don’t think I... Continue Reading →
I didn't get my hopes up this time around but still felt like that grade 2 - 9 cell embryo had a great chance of sticking and thriving!
I can see why women do this again and again... but I don't understand why I did...
My last appointment saw me starring at the ultrasound showing 12 follicles. I've never had that many in the last year. I also never expected to spend over $20k on this project. What shall I do?
I remember sitting in the waiting room of the Montreal Fertility Clinic and seeing this couple come out of the doctor's office with a huge smile, tears and exclamations. Pregnant! She was finally pregnant!
Oh the dreaded two week wait... My last doctor's appointment saw me, surprisingly, going forward with another round of IVF. I had the minimum seven follicles I had set myself in order to try again. Then didn’t. Then did again... just getting to decision day was a rollercoaster in itself. D-Day My last ultrasound on... Continue Reading →
It can cost up to 8500$ for one in vitro fertility procedure and that doesn't include the cost of sperm... wow. It's a big jump from the free insemination procedure that I had been undergoing, but on the other hand, there's a better chance of a return on my investment. Statistics wise, I'm paying over... Continue Reading →