January sucked. It threw everything at us. February is starting a little bit rocky but I do have one good thing to share. After 7 1/2 months of exercise, weight watchers and bloody hard work I have now lost enough weight to be referred for fertility treatment!! I started at 108.7kg and last night I hit 87kg exactly. That’s 21.7kg (47.7lb) lost! 87kg at WW is 85kg at the hospital (I weigh in wearing less at the hospital) and that’s the weight the doctor told me I have to weigh. So today I had the unimaginable pleasure of calling his nurse about being referred for treatment. I have to remember not to get too excited though. We’ve known for several months that IVF is our only option and it is medically considered the last resort. The wheels of the public health system don’t move very fast and indeed it can feel like they aren’t moving at all. It’ll be a couple of months to get an appointment then about 10 months to get to the head of the IVF list and then IVF takes….as long as it takes. I turn 32 in April and most likely I’ll be turning 33 before I even start IVF and I know I’ll shed many more tears of frustration before then but of the many hurdles on this journey we finally have one behind us.