Welcome to my fertility blog! If you’re anything like me then you would have read hundreds, if not thousands of things on the internet some of which are quite contradicting. I’ve been on the fertility journey for over 4 years now and I wish I knew back then what I know now so I wanted to help people with their fertility journeys. Even if I help just one person with my blog then I will definitely feel ‘job well done’.
I also felt that sharing my journey would be a way of expressing my thoughts and feelings on it. With every day of going through the process I have come to realise that the more you talk about it the better it becomes and it makes you less stressed trying to keep everything in. Even if you are not actively on a cycle of fertility treatment, it never leaves you – there’s always part of every day that it’s on your mind.
I am by no means an expert in fertility, I am still on my journey – I have not been blessed with a child as yet but all the same felt compelled to share my journey to help others.
I guess my journey started when I was 18 years old and was diagnosed with a condition called Cushing’s Disease. This is a tumour on your pituitary gland. As your pituitary gland controls a lot of hormones it affected my fertility. I literally no longer have the hormones to tell my body to thicken my lining, to release my egg or to know how to stay pregnant and as a result I will need to have treatment to get pregnant. Thankfully I had my tumour removed so in that area I am ‘cured’ – all be it on medication for life. So, I wanted to say from the start that I am not the easiest of patients with such a complicated medical history but one thing I know is that I will never give up until I have my very own baby.
One more thing I should add is that I am doing this process as a ‘single mum’. I was in a relationship and in all honesty, part of the breakdown of this relationship was due to the stresses of fertility treatments. What I do have though are amazing friends and family who have been the biggest support to me during the highs and the lows of the process.
I hope you enjoy reading this, and for everyone who is on the fertility process I wish you all the best of luck. X