For two years and eight months I lived under a regime more effective than the Chinese communists when it comes to preventing a population explosion.
During the last six months I have been tirelessly campaigning for a healthy womb lining. But I knew I had to wait for the removal of the old hormone-administration before there could be a massive swing towards pregnancy.
But I saw a change coming. A change I could believe in.
A change that had me full of hope.
The IUI promised so much.
Everyone was saying the right things.
From the ovulation test that gave me the signal to 'go' bang on schedule. The Clomid, whose hustings of my eggs bought the perfect number to the polls. The sperm that rallied round in their tens of millions to, seemingly, assure a landslide victory.
I even managed to harness the power of the internet. Through this very blog I received a massive ground swell of support from people who also were looking for a similar change.
However, like so many politicians, this IUI has promised much and delivered nothing. A test this morning confirmed yesterday's negative. I am now waiting for the sea of blood, that will join the tears and despair.
But this is merely a set back to my campaign. Despite the massive cross-Atlantic smear campaign that has targeted the National Health Service, I still trust it to deliver. I have two more attempts at IUI to come.
So yes, this time I've suffered a catastrophic beating and the optimism polls have slumped to an all time low, but I will get up and head back onto the campaign trail.
Hopefully, I won't have to wait long before I can carry a full-term.