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It’s Been A Whole Year

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This isn’t going to be a very long post, and I’ve spent the last few days putting off writing it but I know it needed to be acknowledged… Friday 1st December 2017 was officially a whole year since we started trying for a baby.

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Deciding To Write To Our Local Care Commissioning Group

Deciding To Write to our local ccg

For those of you who don’t know a Care Commissioning Group (CCG) are the people in charge of deciding what funding, rules, and processes are put in place for the NHS groups (doctors, hospitals, clinics, dentists) They receive their guidelines from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and then the CCG board sit and decide which guidelines will be put in place and with which criteria.

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How Our First and Only Fertility Appointment Went…

How our first and only fertility appointment went...

It’s taken me a little while to find the right words for this post because honestly I really wasn’t sure how to put it into words, but as I mentioned in my previous post our first appointment with the fertility clinic was Monday 7th August at 9.30 am, and I can wholeheartedly say it was an absolute disaster. I’ll admit that that Monday morning I actually felt a little excited and I finally felt like things were heading in the right direction for us, unfortunately I was very wrong.

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We Start Our Fertility Clinic Appointments In One Week…

we start our fertility clinic appointments in one week...

If you read the title and are a little shocked trust me you aren't the only one. When we went to the doctors for a referral at the end of May and had all our tests done, we were told that there was a four month wait for an appointment with our local fertility clinic. I said this was completely fine as we had the wedding, the move, and our honeymoon coming up so maybe it'd be nice to do those things without adding the stress and worry of fertility appointments too.

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“You’re Just Too Ashamed To Admit You Don’t Want Kids”

We start our fertility clinic appointments in one week..

Now that I’m back in the swing of things I think it’s time to continue with my “Things Not To Say” Series, and where better to pick up from than the one sentence that makes me want to scream until there’s no air left in my lungs. “You’re Just Too Ashamed To Admit You Don’t Want Kids” Continue reading ““You’re Just Too Ashamed To Admit You Don’t Want Kids””

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From EllanPaige to MeetTheWicks…

From Ellan Paige to Meet The Wicks

So you may have noticed that my name on here has gone from EllanPaige to MeetTheWicks. This change is because Mitch and I sat have been talking and we decided that along with my blog, the best way to get my message out there really is YouTube. Lots of people have said this to me over the last few months and if I’m honest I’ve been too scared and lacked self confidence.

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Dare To Dream by Izzy Judd, And A Little Giveaway

Dare To Dream by Izzy Judd

On Thursday 29th June 2017, a book I had been waiting for what felt like forever was finally released, Dare To Dream by Izzy Judd. For those of you that don’t know who Izzy is, she is a former member of the electronic string quartet group Escala, wife of McFly drummer Harry Judd, and mother to 18 month old Lola. Some of you may be wondering why I was waiting so eagerly for this book, while others may already know Izzy’s story or remember my previous post last year thanking her for everything she’s done. Like so many of us Izzy really struggled with fertility. She has PCOS, sadly had a miscarriage, and has been through IVF, but instead of keeping quiet she’s decided to use her voice and public status to speak up about fertility issues and start the conversation.

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It’s Not A Competition

It's Not A Competition

If there’s one thing in life I’ve never understood it’s people going out of their way to try and top something you’ve done in the hope that they’ll be bigger and better than you are. Sometimes even going as far to take your ideas and palm them off as their own to see if they’ll gain more recognition for it than you did. I will never ever know why people can’t just let you have your moment and be happy for you, I suppose it’s quite sad really but it’s also rude and quite upsetting.  Unfortunately though these people don’t seem to understand the effects of what they’re doing especially when it comes to taking something you’ve put so much time and effort in to.

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A Chemical Pregnancy

A Chemical Pregnancy

I told myself last night that I wouldn’t write this post, yet here I am. I’ve realised as the day has gone on that I need to write this, not only for me but because when I started this blog I promised I’d be honest about documenting my journey and if I don’t write it then I’m not being completely honest with anyone.

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