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  • Blog Post: IVF treatment

    Before I started my cancer treatment I was offered IVF fertility treatment to freeze my eggs and give me the chance of using them if/when I was ready to have children. If I'm honest I was unsure about going ahead with the IVF treatment as it put back my cancer treatment by a month. On top of that...
  • Blog Post: Problems with NHS IVF funding before chemotherapy

    Hi I start chemotherapy soon and have had one cycle of IVF treatment which was not successful. My oncologist recommended I have one more cycle of IVF before the chemo to give it another chance. However the fertility dept has said I will need to pay £5000+ for this as only one cycle is funded on...
  • Blog Post: Quick Update

    EC day today. Things went fine, and we will find out tomorrow the results. Few minor issues at the hospital, like missing blood tests, missing my vein with the sedative, but otherwise ok. Got out after 2 (arrived at 7!) so pretty tired this afternoon. Things went well, but I feel a bit flat after...
  • Blog Post: Insurance policy... Frozen embryos

    The reason I have time now to sit around and write blogs, is because I have chosen to delay treatment while I go through a cycle of IVF. It's a small gamble, and I wanted to take what may be my last chance to do this. The goal of this is to hopefully get a few eggs, fertilize them, and then freeze...
  • Blog Post: 7th April 2010 - Sobering words about fertility options

    We'd actually been intending to start a family this year and in our ideal world I would have been about 2-3 months pregnant when we got married in April. Just was well I wasn't with the discovery of the breast cancer in Februrary! Anyhow, this meant that retaining fertility throughout my treatment...
  • Blog Post: I did it...

    This time yesterday morning I was a complete wreck. Sitting on a hospital bed. Hysterical. Crying. Panicking. NOT doing what my counsellor had told me to do the day before. She had said to take each part of the morning as a stage. To deal with each stage in its own right. To remember I had control and...
  • Blog Post: Help. Please. Bad day today...

    It's all going wrong. Thought I'd been more in control recently. Think I was just fooling myself. This blog is supposed to be titled 'Fertility'. However, the whole fertility issue is actually the root to the way I'm feeling right now - a pile of rubble again. For the last two...
  • Blog Post: To harvest or not to harvest...That is the question...?

    Met with the Oncologist yesterday. She would like to start me on FEC chemo. My 'cycle' will be 3 hours every 3 weeks, 6 cycles in total. Then possibly Radiotherapy after the chemo (she hasn't had the discussions yet so is not sure whether I'll need it), but definitely Herceptin via IV...