It means Pregnancy Test in Spanish! I bought 2 yesterday, because I know I won't be able to hold out the full 2 week wait! Today is my last day in Spain, tonight I fly to Tokyo via a few hours in Istanbul. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in to work, and catching up … Continue reading Prueba de Embarazo
Yesterday it rained. All day. And I found myself falling in to a bad place. My friend came to visit for the weekend, which was a fantastic distraction. She's amazing, and it was so refreshing to spend time with a good friend, it has been a while. It was so good to see her, and … Continue reading Embryo on board!
Wow! So I'm back at the AirBnB recovering from the egg collection this morning. Feeling groggy and a bit achy but otherwise ok. 14 eggs were collected. I'm so happy it went well. Now those eggs have been mixed with the donor sperm and I'll find out tomorrow how many have fertilised. For the next … Continue reading Eggs collected!
I've arrived! Flew in last night from London. It was a beautiful flight with the sun setting over the snow-capped Pyrenees. The Airbnb I'm staying it is lovely. Its in a cute neighbourhood (Gràcia) that I'm looking forward to exploring. Lots of tapas bars and cafes. Had a moment of mild panic last night on … Continue reading Hola Barcelona!
Let's get this cycle started! Took my last pill today (feels counter-intuitive to be back on contraceptives in the lead up to fertility treatment!). After a few days I'll get my period and then start the stimulation drugs. Project Barcelona Baby here we go!
After a brilliant Skype consultation with the clinic in Spain, (moments after relaxing in this incredible flower bath in Bali!) they have sent me through a homework assignment! Here's the list of blood tests they want me to get before we start treatment: Clotting studies (PT and APTT) Complete Blood Count AMH Hormone Complete Serology: HIV … Continue reading A la carte blood test menu
Heard back from Dr B. He has an amazing way of always making me feel hopeful, even in the midst of bad news and set-backs. He liked the idea of doing a full cycle in Spain and is going to have my medical records sent over. I'll contact the clinic this week and start making … Continue reading Hola! Plans for 2019….