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This is my abdomen, it seems I’ve been sticking the injections all in one place and its gone a bit gross. I’ve started using another bit since I noticed this!

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One of the reasons that I am writing this blog is so that people who don’t know much about IVF can find out what it is like. Well one of the things that it is like is emotionally *hard*. And people don’t know what to say. It would be lovely if people were a bit tactful about fertility issues – didn’t go on about it, didn’t make silly jokes, asked fairly bland open questions about how I am and how things are going and let me take the lead on what I felt up to sharing. Let me know they were there if I wanted to talk. That isn’t how it goes though. People can be mean. They don’t intend to be, but this stuff hurts. Daily.

My husband therefore suggested that it might be a good idea if I outlined some of the things that people say that can be upsetting so that you, dear reader, can avoid saying them to others in the future.

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The bin is quickly filling up with medical debris these days. Not needles, obviously, they go in the sharps bin which I blipped the other day.

I think I got away with not drinking this weekend due to claiming illness. I’ll need to think of another excuse for next weekend.

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My husband and I always thought we’d have a baby together, but after well over three years of trying we have not had any success. We are now going to try IVF, and I thought it might be therapeutic for me to write a little blog about it. I also thought some people might be interested to find out more about the process and what goes on.

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