Sunday, September 7, 2008


I was thinking the other day, as I face yet another monthly blood test, of my stats since we started on this long ttc journey.

So here's what I have counted so far:

Number of months since we started trying to conceive: 28
Number of BFPs: 4
Number of losses: 4
Number of ERPCs (D&C's): 2
Number of blood tests: 18 approx
Number of dildo cam scans: 17
Number of laparoscopies & hysteroscopies: 1 of each
Number of general anaesthetics: 3
Number of hcg injections: 30 (2 more to go this month)
Number of clomid cycles: 2
Number of Euro spent on all of the above: 2,600 + approx
Number of successful pregnancies: Nil
Age at next birthday: 40

And they tell me to relax and try not to dwell on it?

Edited to revise upwards no of dildo cam scans and amount of money spent.


womb for improvement said...

Oooof! I can't imagine how hard it has been losing your pregnancies. x

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Jesus, I really don't know what to say.

I actually thought it was 3 losses. Which was bloody bad enough.

You must think we are the biggest whingers on the planet.

And probably, you'd be right, I don't think we could manage to pick ourselves up if we faced what ye have.

The statistics are borderline absurd at this stage.

I genuinely & honestly hope you get what you both deserve, I really do.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my dear. That sucks. It just ABSOLUTELY sucks. I am so sorry. And on it goes.


(I've lost count of my dildo-cams. Which is just as well).

Jane G said...

@ WFI - it's not just the pregnancy losses, it's the not getting pregnant again that's killing me these days. Or rather the not being allowed to ttc.

@ X box - one of those losses was what I suppose would be termed a chemical pregnancy. As in I got a BFP around cd 29, it became fainter as the days progressed, and four or five days later I started to bleed and the BFP was no more. It wasn't as traumatic as the other later losses we went through, but it was still distressing at the time.

@ May - yes it sucks big time.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

god I dunno about traumatic and less traumatic.

I think I'd be certifiable whatever the circumstances.

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