18 December 2011

Dear Diary

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So this is it, our final cycle of the Clomid; we’ll find out if it's worked just a few days after Christmas. It’s easy to guess what’s at the top of my Christmas wishlist this year, but unfortunately that’s not been very helpful when people ask for gift ideas. As it’s difficult to arrange doctor’s appointments over the holiday period we’ve already asked our GP for a referral back to the IVF clinic.

We’ve made it to the end of the year, the end of the Clomid and the end of my very dear diary. Early in our journey I started to use my 2009-2010 Moleskine Diary for charting.  I started monitoring my cycle length in 2008, as soon as I stopped taking Depo injections for contraception.  Then we started recording Basel temperatures a few months before we started trying in June 2009 (though eventually we moved on to the ovulation tests). All these key dates are recorded in my diary; even days we were trying were carefully marked.

I never imagined I’d still be on this journey as the pages of my little book run out.

It seems somewhat symbolic that my notebook runs out now. Either this cycle will work and our journey will finally be over – or we’ll be taking a new path with the IVF clinic.

This was originally published on the Emma's Diary Blog.