Spoke to the NHS fertility clinic and after 5weeks they have now finally found our referral however they have no appointments and they can not give me any rough time frames for when new appointment will be released! This is a joke I am so frustrated and angry, I am presuming this is the same story everywhere and I feel and if I am being dramatic, but it is waisting time and the secretaries on the other end of the phone have zero sympathy, not even an ‘I’m sorry, I know this must be frustrating for you however…’ It is literally ‘computer says no!’
Am I being unrealistic in my expectations?
On a positive note after 2 weeks of phone calls and voicemails I have now got through to the private secretary and booked an initial appointment for next week to see what he says and inquire about costing, as with my bonus this month and some money squirrelled away we can afford a round, I think, and it is buying time, there a certain things that are more important in life, and worth stretching yourself for. In the meantime she has given me some info to read to prepare ourselves.
Wow so spring is certainly in the air. 4 pregnancy announcements in the last week.
One of my best friends announced she was pregnant on Sunday with baby number 2. The weird thing was she told me via a Facebook message, we have been friends for 17 years, I have told her everything, she always reminds me that she is there to talk, yet a Facebook message?! Does this amazing life changing news for her not deserve a phone call? Anyway I am so pleased for them as I know we had been having chats around them trying for a second back in August. I am not going to lie though, I did cry privately to my husband, not because of their news but because of my anger and frustration at our situation. I want to be included in my friends conversations around pregnancy, highs/lows of motherhood etc. but every so often it does hit you, and you need a little cry to let it all out and then you are ok again!
Anyway back to a week of chasing secretaries who seem to never pick up the phone and call you back at the most inappropriate times; and what I don’t get is when you call back 2 mins later they don’t pick up, it is as if you have only a 30 second opportunity and that is it for another week!
The thought of the long bank holiday weekend in 2 weeks is keeping me going, I am tempted to book a mini staycation if it is affordable, maybe the Lake District?!
Went to Bournemouth on a work trip today and had the nicest day, it is amazing what a bit if sunshine can do for you! It really feels like spring now, especially seeing at the weekend all the sheep in my parents field having their lambs too, so cute!
Let’s hope this isn’t an early summer!