We could not have been more wrong.
It turns out I have an illness called endometriosis, making it incredibly hard to get pregnant.
"Endometriosis is a condition in which the layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus grows outside of it. Most often this is on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and tissue around the uterus and ovaries; however, in rare cases it may also occur in other parts of the body.The main symptoms are pelvic pain and infertility. Nearly half of those affected have chronic pelvic pain, while in 70% pain occurs during menstruation. Pain during sex is also common. Infertility occurs in up to half of women affected"
Some women have this illness without any fertility problems, but I was not that fortunate. We have tried for almost 4 years, with no result. In May of this year we finally started the prosess of IVF/ICSI, but to no avail. We are soon scheduled for our last attempt through the norwegian public healthcare system - which grants three attemps. We see no other option than going through the private healthcare system, but the cost of that is much higher. It requires an amount of money that we don't have, and therefore we come here - asking for help. We have been incredibly unlucky during this treatment. The doctors have struggled finding the right dosage of the medications, resulting in botched attemps. And here we are now, down to our final attempt and we are getting desperate.
Any amount will help and should we be so lucky as to succeed, either naturally or through treatment, any and all donations above our expenditure will be donated in it's entirety towards the research and treatment of Endometriosis.
- Kari Hauge
- Lone Hellesvik
- Andreas Pettersen
- Mariell Amelie
- Stig kjetil Vågbø
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