Family Planning

We moved to Hong Kong in 2013, and immediately fell in love with this country. It is completely different from what I was used to. High rise buildings, overcrowded towns, bustling with endless things to do! I loved it, life was good!

In 2014, at age 34, we decided that my biological clock is ticking and that we are ready to start a family. Graham had testicular cancer at age 27 in 2002. The only option for us to have babies was through IVF. Before they did any treatment on him, he got advised to freeze his sperm for future use. Like they say nothing age when it is frozen, so fingers crossed that these little guys  have the same “VA VA VOOM” as a 27 year old!  !!! But after 14 years he had no idea where in Scotland these samples were stored. This started the epic search through countless phone calls and emails to locate his sperm!

I went for a full check-up, and the list of my preparations are as follows:

In March 2014, I had surgery to remove  Fibroids ;  are non-cancerous (benign) tomors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus (womb). They are also known as uterine fibroids. Fibroids are smooth muscle, and can vary from the size of a bean to as large as a melon. Well I had two melons, each  measuring 11cm and 13cm. Basically there was no space for any babies!

In November 2014, I had surgery to remove benign breast lumps. These lumps may be hard or rubbery and may be felt as a single (large or small) breast lumps. Fibrocystic changes can also cause breast tissue to thinken. They are the most common cause of benign breast lumps in woman ages 35 to 50.  I removed these lumps because with the ever changing hormones of pregnancy, I could not risk them growing and becoming problematic!

I have Chronic High Blood Pressure. High blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood.  I have been under observation and on medication to keep it under control for the last 10 years. Now with the pregnacy plans in progress we need to change my  medication and make sure that it is safe during pregnacy. High blood pressure before and  during pregnacy (preeclampcia) is extremely dangerous.


This year even with all probing, examinations, surgeries to last me a lifetime, we were excited and looking forward to 2015! The year of potential MINI HAMILTONS!!!!




Jacqui 💕


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