I've Met Her
You know how you still hold out hope that IVF will work, even when you've hit the single digit percentages? I mean, you reason, it must work for someone or it would simply be a zero.
Well since I've become a mother, I've met someone who validates the stats.
Trying to get pregnant for 18 months without any success. At 43 told to hurry up and do an IVF cycle, since the clinic hadn't gotten anyone pregnant over that age.
One cycle = bfp
Also = 1 blast in the freezer (this clinic, my old clinic, will not freeze unless they think the embryo is going to be viable when thawed)
I stared at her in disbelief.
I mean if there was such a thing as a travelling IF circus - she would be the star attraction right?
'How many cycles did YOU do'? she asked me
'Six' (plus 2 with a donor)
'Wow, I was done with it after one'
Add to that the decision not to do an amnio - 'because the results were irrelevant'. Her baby is without any health issues whatsoever.
I would never have believed it was possible. Now I know different. Jeez it's difficult not to feel hard done by, when you started and finished younger and got no success at all. Nothing. Never even to freeze.
I'm not even sure a story like this serves as hope - it's just too damn unbelievable to me. It's nice to actually meet someone almost to prove the validity of the stat table, because I have to say I wouldn't have believed it possible.
I'll have to suspend my disbelief, because I think in the not-too-distant future she is planning on doing an FET with that blast.