Ticking The Boxes

We have sent off our police checks last week. Victoria Police estimate 10 working days to have them returned. 2 hours of running around getting forms printed , documents certified and another $106 out of pocket!
I have to remind myself that it is all just part of the process, I still don’t agree with it but I don’t want to harp on it.

Today I had my specialist post operative appointment – has it seriously been 6.5 weeks since my surgery ???? 3 of 4 incisions has fully healed fully. The other is 90% there.
My specialist/Gyno has advised that there was/is a blockage with my right Fallopian Tube…. GREAT!
Beyond that though my uterus and reproductive system is in good shape going into IVF so that’s gotta be positive.

Our initial appointment with Melbourne IVF is over a month away! We were told it could be up to 4 months wait……. So as much as we are extremely anxious to start this process – We are very grateful that we won’t need to wait 4 months just to meet with them.

Given that our IVF specialist is considered one of the best in the business – it’s worth the wait.

I thought I would ask my specialist if the process started straight away…. He advised:
– No, there is mandatory counselling that both my husband and I will need to complete.
– There is also blood tests required for both of us to check for Hep A / Hep B

My Gyno – Stan Tsocanos talked to us for a few minutes about what kind of counselling they would do.
He advised it is a legal requirement of all IVF patients and effectively in place to cover Melbourne IVFs butt.
He advised they want to make sure we are mentally prepared for the invasive process that is ICSI IVF. As there are obvious risks of miscarriage and failed attempts for potentially years.

This got us thinking in the car on the way home. I couldn’t see how IVF is any less damaging to mental health than trying to conceive naturally and every 28 days being painfully reminded of yet another failed attempt.

Am I looking forward to daily injections of hormones that are possibly going to give me blurred vision, nausea, hot flushes, sore boobs? Hell No!
But I am looking forward to the eventual positive pregnancy test and first ultrasound, the sound of a babies heartbeat and the look on my husbands face when he finds out he is going to be a daddy. And that is what is going to get me through this. No matter how long it takes!

Based on all the testing / appointments and rigmarole involved – our first IVF attempt won’t likely occur until mid 2015.

Until then we will just continue enjoying each other’s company, go Gaga over cute baby things we see when out and about and my hubby will continue to keep rearranging our bedroom to see where we could best fit a bassinet 😂.

I love how excited he is to become a daddy
We started talking ultrasounds and trimesters, how long until we tell our parents and he said “I just got goosebumps!”

I know he wants this just as much as I do and as we continue this journey together it is only bringing us closer together and making us an even better team.

Thanks to everyone that continues to offer us their love and support.
To Adams mates that continue to call him and talk about it with him – I appreciate this more than you will ever know.
You would have worked out by now that he isn’t afraid to tell you about what is involved.

To my amazing mother and girlfriends – Thank you for continuing to let me ramble on or cry with you about what I’m feeling.

To my boss if you’re reading this – sorry for occasionally being a blubbery mess!

To fellow bloggers who have offered to pray for us – God Bless you beautiful people!

And finally, to my husband Adam – you’re so amazing and I love you more than I can ever express in words written or spoken. My love for you grows every day and I am so blessed to share this life with you.

– The Happy Wife 💋


Ticking The Boxes