We initially got referred to the fertility clinic last year, but the appointment came about after I had my gastric band and so it wasn't the best time to start anything, especially as I needed to lose weight to improve my health. The last year I have pushed myself, learned to love exercise and have lost just shy of eight stone while dropping from a size 26 to a size 14.
When the year anniversary of getting my band had passed, I did as I was told and went to the GP to see if we could re-referred to the clinic to start our fertility treatment. I was told that everything looked great and that we could indeed make a start on the next stage, so I got the appointment and had to wait five weeks to get to the clinic.
Unfortunately, despite the GP's assurances that we were on track, it turns out I haven't quite lost enough weight to be able to start treatment, which was absolutely devastating. Despite losing so much weight, dropping I don't know how many inches and generally drastically improving my health, I don't quite qualify for treatment due to my body mass index (BMI) not quite being where it needs to be.