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The mind numbing boredom of infertility IV

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PotatoesPastaAndBread Tue 20-Sep-16 21:24:40

Yes it's the return of the thread where we're so fucking bored of being infertile and talking about infertility and thinking about infertility and worrying and infertility and learning about infertility treatment and explaining infertility to other people and making up lies to cover up for going for infertility tests and treatment that we can't even be bothered to think of a better name for the thread.

Join us if you are barren, bored and bitter, or any combination of the above. We'll listen to your tails of woe when everyone you've ever met upduffs in an instant, accompany you through the trials of tests and treatment and commiserate the inevitable setbacks and disappointments.

Welcome to the ghetto.

When I can work out links, I'll post linnks to threads 1, 2 and 3

bananafish81 Tue 20-Sep-16 21:30:45

What ho fiends! Glitter shit to all. Let's do this 💪💪💪

beanhunter Tue 20-Sep-16 21:30:50

Boom. Good work potato. Marking my place.
Finally got my period this weekend after 2.5 weeks of down reg. Bored of this cycle already and not even at stims!

fourpawswhite Tue 20-Sep-16 21:31:43

flowersphew, thanks potato, was having a wee panic there. I can't do links and stuff or would help.

Going to go and catch up on last thread now.

Not checked this out yet myself but a friend just (a nice friend) text me saying there is a programme on later on bbc 1 tonight, I think she said Alex jones, fertility and me. Sorry if it's been discussed. Just looking at phone and here at same time. It does strike me that it's about time someone raised some sensible awareness about this shit.

PotatoesPastaAndBread Tue 20-Sep-16 21:33:27

thread 3

I can't be arsed to find 1 and 2

PotatoesPastaAndBread Tue 20-Sep-16 21:36:47

Hello all

Good work beanhunter - starting the thread bored grin

fourpaws there was discussion about AJ writing an article, although I haven't looked it up myself.

Hi banana <waving>

PotatoesPastaAndBread Tue 20-Sep-16 21:39:04

Did everyone see Angelina Jolie file for divorce? Objecting to how Brad raises the kids apparently....

I realise my love of celebrity tittle tattle comes from a desire to see rich famous successful people be miserable. So I'm smiling tonight.

LHReturns Tue 20-Sep-16 21:40:39

Place marking - the night before my first ever IVF home pregnancy test! Good day for a fresh start....

bananafish81 Tue 20-Sep-16 21:41:42

Alex Jones as the face of the campaign massively does my nut in though

She hasn't experienced infertility! She was just a bit worried that she might do, because Omg she didn't know that your fertility declined with age

And then instadiffed

Would it be so much to ask that someone who had a modicum of understanding about infertility fronted the infertility awareness campaign?


LHReturns Tue 20-Sep-16 21:42:18

And go Beanhunter! Big fertilisation round for you this time!

tigerdog Tue 20-Sep-16 21:53:41


Thanks for the new thread potatoes.

Wanted to post at the end of the last thread but didn't dare in case I accidentally filled the last spot. Can't remember what I was going to say though.

There are rumours flying about that Brad has got Marion whatshername upduffed. Obviously.

Good luck tomorrow LH. Thinking of you and hoping the injured asshole hasn't been in vain. I am still having no joy here. Bloated as.

I don't think I can face watching that programme. Was glancing at some bitchmags in the supermarket earlier, some Corrine actress harping on about how hard it was to take a year to concieve no 2. My heart bleeds love. No fucking idea.

Grumpy and headachey. Sleep needed.

bananafish81 Tue 20-Sep-16 21:59:26

Good luck for testing tomorrow LH!

Potatoes thank you for starting the new thread 😘

So, I had my beta on Monday and it was low, but in positive range, and doubling at the appropriate rate. Back on Fri for a repeat to see if it's heading in the right direction. Have managed to convince myself my lazy late implanter embryo was wandering around aimlessly and sauntered past all this lining we spent ages trying to grow, and has decided to settle down in my tube.

Based on no insight or evidence other than that it would be sod's bloody law. Gah.

LHReturns Tue 20-Sep-16 22:03:20

Well THAT is one piece of Banana genius that is clearly a pile of cack.

RobberBride Tue 20-Sep-16 22:34:31

Stylish start fiends. Place marking with my second favourite Brangelina meme...

PeaOp Tue 20-Sep-16 22:56:48

Yay to the new militant barren fiends thread.
Glittery shit to all.
I just shared icy's fab pic of the stages of the embryo with DH and then said that, of course, it could all be over already but we won't know that for a few weeks.
Both of us have been baby bombed today. Boom.
Giving up and heading for bed, def avoiding the infertility programme as it will annoy me. Betting my DM has recorded for me as she won't realise how annoying AJ is. Will have to politely decline.

closephine85 Wed 21-Sep-16 06:11:07

Sorry about the baby bombs pea - does everyone manage to keep their game face on when receiving the news in person? I'm petrified of them. The last one I had was awful, at least she knows our situation (and therefore should have told me by text, but anyway), but I cried. And cried. And cried some more. It was the most awful/embarrassing/ground please swallow me hour, with me trying to pass off 'I really am happy for you' between gulping sobs. Does anyone have any brilliant tips for those moments?

Another one who won't be watching Alex Jones here. I sincerely hope it was filmed pre baby bump?! That would really add insult to injury.

LHReturns Wed 21-Sep-16 07:19:37

I want this to be on the first page of the new thread - I got a BFP!! There was a little bit of luck left for me amongst all the other good news for many of you. Another hurdle jumped.

Gonna get some bloods done today...

LHReturns Wed 21-Sep-16 07:45:55

Thank you all for the kind and generous support (and education) you have given me since March. I cannot tell you what a comfort it has been while I get to this early stage.

PotatoesPastaAndBread Wed 21-Sep-16 07:50:46

Congrats LH!

fourpawswhite Wed 21-Sep-16 07:57:28

awwwwww LH, congratulations. That's wonderful news.

Sorry about the mention of the programme all. I did regret mentioning it as soon as I had posted. I had not yet looked at it and did not realise the back story. Will not be watching. But like Pea, got a message from my mum to say she had taped it.

icy121 Wed 21-Sep-16 08:31:26

Yes LH fucking yes!!!

icy121 Wed 21-Sep-16 10:01:53

Finally spoke to OH and told him about the test yesterday and again this morning. He doesn't understand how piss sticks work (and why should he - we've never got anywhere close to needing to) and said "it's too early, you'll get all sorts of results saying positive and negative if you keep testing" and basically to manage my expectations. So officially waiting until Sunday to test using the hospital kit (however I've got 2 more years so won't pretend that they'll be left alone).

icy121 Wed 21-Sep-16 10:02:22

Tests not years

PeaOp Wed 21-Sep-16 10:36:54

The clinic called and I have two frosties. Another hurdle cleared.

Chattycat78 Wed 21-Sep-16 10:55:00

Just delurking to say am loving all the positive tests! Fingers crossed for you all xx

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