We saw Dr Candour today. He lived up to his name. He showed me all the pictures from the operation. Basically my left ovary had adhered to the wall of my pelvis, and was completely surrounded by adhesions. He classified it as "medium" endometriosis. He also showed me the cyst being drained - I'll spare you the details but yuck!
We decided to go for IUI, after a long discussion which included him pointing out that IUI chances are only about 15 percent per cycle, when natural trying would be at about 10%. I tell you, I'll take the extra 5%. Yay, I thought, off to IUI we go in June. Oh no. For two reasons - first that my travel in June is horrific and second because we have to do additional tests (why on earth they don't get you to do these in advance I don't know - I'm furious!) which will take at least a week and will therefore run into the beginning of my next cycle. It's just HIV and hepatitis but it'll take that long to get them organised etc. Dr Candour advised to not stress on this and just cycle in July. Ok I thought, I can live with that.
Then we went down to the IVF clinic to set up our consultation appointment where they'll ask all sorts of incredibly nosy questions about our lifestyle that are mandated by the government in case we're just putting ourselves through this in order to molest the child when it does arrive. And then they'll give us a prescription for yummy clomid and gonadotrophins. And guess what. Despite the fact that this is private medicine, the first consultation appointment they have is 11 July. 11 July! That's six weeks away! What the fuck is this? That will mean two cycles before we get to even try IUI. I know this is a very boring line from me but what the hell, I can say what I like on here: I thought I'd have a baby by now, but I'm not even pregnant. And who knows if IUI will actually work. I'm only going to give it one try, I think, then on to IVF asap. I can't bear wasting any more time.
My brother, sister in law, and two nephews arrive for the long weekend tomorrow. The baby was conceived while we were on honeymoon. I wish I was going to be pleased to see them.