Thursday, January 17

In the life of an IVF repeat offender "trying again", ie starting yet another cycle, means new beginnings, new hope, another chance at getting it right. It is ironic in this IVF life of extremes, that you find yourself either wishing and hoping with every fibre of your being that you do NOT get your period, or, waiting for an ever-elusive period to arrive so you can start your next IVF cycle.

So, 'it' arrived last night. I have lost faith in my body, it just doesn't do what it is supposed to and I was worried that I just wouldn't get a period. That I would be left floating in the limbo of 'waiting to start my next cycle". Profman said that a few days after I stopped the 'Pill' I would start, he was right. Happiness and Hope follow.

PS : Have to call Profman at 4pm to find out my next step, either ultrasound or straight to injections, I hope the latter.


"Q: In which cases does removal of the fallopian tubes improve the outcome?
A: In recent years, impressive evidence has shown that hydrosalpinx (swollen fallopian tubes, filled with fluid) can reduce chances of implantation. It seems that the reason for this is that the fluid in the fallopian tubes contains inflammatory products that leak into the abdominal cavity and damage the embryo trying to implant itself in the endometrium. In cases of recurrent failure of IVF therapy, the condition of the fallopian tubes should always be assessed using a hysterosalpingogram and ultrasound scan. If the state of the fallopian tubes is very poorly, and might affect the implantation of the embryos, the benefit of their removal should be considered. The removal of oneor both fallopian tubes is performed by laparoscopy, where a laparoscope (a fine telescope) is inserted through an umbilical incision."