Fork in the Road!
So when I look back at my 22-year-old self, I could have never imagined that I would be at this crossroads at 38 years old…..but in hindsight, I do believe that everything happens for a reason and you never know I might have learnt a thing or two along the way!
I was coming up to my 39th birthday, recently coming out of a long term relationship and if I’m being totally honest desperate to have a family of my own. The million dollar question was what would I be prepared to do to ensure I had a better chance to fulfil that dream?
Don’t get me wrong I’ve never been one of those girls who get all mushy at the sight of a baby, but I always knew I wanted to have a family. So coming up to my birthday I decided to take control of my future and book an appointment at a fertility clinic. That in itself was one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever made, and yet it was just the beginning of the emotional roller coaster ride ahead of me.
Without boring you all with the details, all of which can be found on any reputable fertility clinic’s website. The first step was having some blood tests and then I had to revisit in two weeks for an appointment with a consultant for the results.
At this stage, I didn’t want to tell anyone, but I did confine in a small number of very close friends and family. I have to say their reactions to my decision were totally amazing, my dad’s input will always stay with me. I won’t embarrass him by writing it here, but for an old-fashioned man, who is rather stubborn at times he really surprised me:) I knew straight away that I was doing the right thing, but nothing could prepare me for the news to come!