Saturday, 30 April 2011

Picking Up The Baton

Today I start my injections for my second IVF, taking the baton of this IVF relay from my twin sister with barely a fumble.

She found out on Thursday her first IVF didn't work either. She, like me, didn't manage to have any embryos left to freeze.

This should have been the end of an epic journey for both of us. Instead, we feel as close to the start as ever.

I'm starting this IVF with none of the hope I had last time.

I'm gutted for my wombmate and for myself.

But the race is still on. The question is: will we both ever finish it?

And, if we do, will we beat Princess Catherine to the finish line?




26 comments:

  1. Good luck! At least you know that you are at one of the best clinics in the country. After three failed cycles (with one ectopic pregnancy) I have now changed to the CRGH. Don't give up hope just yet, if you look at success rates of most clinics, it takes some goes for a successful outcome. Hopefully that's us...

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  2. My thoughts and commiserations to Wombmate.

    Best wishes to the pair of you.

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  3. I'm cheering from the sidelines for both you and your sister!

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  4. Ah no. How heartbreaking for Wombmate. Send her my best.

    Many good wishes to you for this cycle. Good luck, good luck!

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  5. Hug your womb mate for us. I'm sorry that you both have to start again. Hoping for much different results this time. Fortunately, I don't think that your level of hope will have any affect on the outcome. My successful cycle I was sure that it wouldn't/didn't work. Take care of yourself. This process takes a toll. Hugs.

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  6. Best of luck to you both! I'm putting my money on you two being first to the finish line!

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  7. I'm so sorry your sister's IVF didn't work either. Thinking of you and hoping the second time is the charm! Good luck!!!

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  8. You take care of the shots - we'll take care of the hope. Meet you at the finish line!

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  9. We are only a day apart!! I started mine yesterday..wishing you tons of luck and hugs for the wombmate...

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  10. Sorry, not sure if any could be as lucky as Kate. Who could manage in 28/29 years to bag herself Prince William (Oh Wills!!!), become everyone's little sweetheart, have such cute dimples/smile and that slender perfect shape. Nope, sorry to say she'll probably pop out twin boy heirs within a year. Because apparently Kate has the luck the of gods on her side, haha.

    But I still feel that there is much hope, happiness and luck enough left for you and the Wombmate. There's always hope left for all of us. Fingers crossed on both hands for you both!!

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  11. So sorry for your wombmate.

    I'm sending positive thoughts your way for this cycle. I know more people who did ivf who got pregnant on their 2nd or subsequent attempts that their first. This whole fertility thing is so often a game of chance and seems so random, no apparent reason why certain cycles work and others fail. Good luck!

    PS- I agree with previous anonymous re Kate!

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  12. Oh I a sorry about your sister but hopefully this will be the last baton change for you both

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  13. I'm sorry about your sister's negative, and yours. =( Not fucking fair! I'm hoping the 2nd time is the charm for both of you!!

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  14. I'm sorry womb mate. :(

    Here's to hoping enough was learned through the first process to give the second a better shot.

    Lots of love

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  15. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your wombmate. I hope you can carry the baton and restore your faith in IVF.

    I already know I'm going to be so pissed off when I hear of Katie's pregnancy- it's just a matter of time.... and i will be total jealous!

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  16. How crazy that you and your sis have been going through the same thing.
    Fingers crossed for you both...

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  17. I'm so sorry that it didn't work for your twin :( Such a shitty outcome. I am going to cross everything in my body for this to be the ONE for you this time though (even my eyes).

    x

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  18. So sorry to hear that the Wombmate's IVF didn't work. That sucks.

    Hoping that this will be successful

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  19. I'm so sorry that you're both starting again. Wishing you all the luck in the world.

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  20. Sorry you're both onto round 2, but wishing you luck. My mother-in-law watched every second of the wedding ... TWICE while she was here this weekend.

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  21. I so hope that you can pass the baton one more time and both finish the race.

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  22. I'm so, so sorry to hear Wombmate's news - it just sucks. Thinking and hoping for you with this cycle WFI.

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear that your wombmate did not have success on her first IVF too. That first failed bugger can pack a real punch.

    Here's to hoping that because you are twins that you are both lucky the second time around.

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  24. I'm so very sorry to read that your sister didn't have any luck on her first cycle :-( I hope the next brings you both the very best outcome

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  25. I'm so sorry that your sister's first IVF failed. Hoping #2 is it for both of you! xo

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  26. I'm so very sorry to read this about Wombmate. It's gutting, and I'm sure it's a special kind of gutting to both go through it yourself AND see one you love going through it.

    Here's to Round 2 being a double-hitter of success.

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