hello everyone…i have so much respect for women and their partners who go through such journeys to fulfill their dream for a family…
I am a late starter…have never been pregnant while younger but was never serious till now.
i have found a good gyno who is calm and realistic and he has forwarded me to a doctor and a center for IVF. I took the test that check your tubes (sorry not familiar with all the lingo yet as i am located in Greece) and the left is blocked or partly blocked. he said the changes of an ectopic pregnancy were high, so my slim changes were halved.
My ovaries seem in pretty good condition (they called them alive for my age) and am due to start ivf in late january.
i have started modifying my diet and will walk as much as possible. also started accupuncture which i had done a few years ago and feel really helps me.
My partner will do a sperm test soon and they also want me to do the ovary age tests…so the best treatment can be decided for my condition.
i have many concerns and fears concerning ivf and pregnancy and feel i have to overcome them otherwise i will sabotage myself emotionally.
first of all i had a triple surgery in May and am concerned about the mesh placed over the hernia i had from a surgery 10 years ago. (lower abdomen, like c section)
i am fearful of pain, streching, tearing during pregnancy and also how it will be treated after c-section. i want to be able to care for a newborn and not take 1-2 months to recuperate like i did from surgery…
also i am pre diabetic and worried about controlling my diet for myself and my baby during pregnancy.
Finally, my mother had breast cancer in the early 70es and i get tested regularly every 6 months, but concerned hormones might push me to the wrong direction, especially in ovarian cancer which is harder to detect…
i am very commited to making this happen but need to find a way to get these fears under control so i can give it my best shot and be as calm as possible…
i think being part of community will help me in this journey…just need to familiarize myself with all the terms and details which are greek to me
Thanks for reading my rant