After the last IVF I had asked myself why ever bother doing another one. I thought that, given that nothing would change, there was no point in trying again. But as a matter of facts, after a long long break, some things have changed. So here is a reminder to myself of all things that have changed and that may help increasing our chances:
- I am less stressed, tired, desperate after all these months of doing nothing
- I have been doing acupuncture regularly and plan to do it during the treatments
- I have been going to a psychologist’s to work on my emotions
- I have followed a meditation course and learned relaxation and breathing techniques that help managing stress
- My husband feels better and does not have sleeping problems like last year
- We have better understood how to deal with each other to avoid fights or crises
- I have had a regular (pills-induced) cycle to make my hormones levels more normal
- We have been eating better
- We have a better gynecologist who will do the monitoring scans herself, meaning that it is also less difficult to ask questions and get answers
- We are trying new meds (or rather a new combination of meds) which should help avoiding hyperstimulation
- The new embryologist is more assertive and will check on the decisions on transfers and the rest
- The endocrinologist will be now checking on my thyroid
- I know I can survive hyperstimulation so I won’t have hypochondria attacks if I get it
Is this going to make it work? I don’t know. But given our scarce results so far, we’re happy with anything that can help a bit.
On Monday I should know whether we are actually going ahead with the IVF. I can’t wait: having a plan would really help getting motivated!