Former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison has revealed she has had to halt her fertility treatment due to the discovery of an ovarian cyst that must be removed before she can continue
The reality television star was left in tears after doctors told her she must pause her treatment to deal with the new medical concern about her fertility journey.
The 35-year-old took to Instagram to inform her 5.2 million followers that her egg-freezing journey must be halted for at least a month in an emotionally charged video post.
She said: “Unfortunately, yesterday did not go as planned, and I have another cyst on one of my ovaries.
“As the injections, I have to administer as part of my fertility treatment are predominantly oestrogen – rather than stimulating the ovary follicles which is what we want to happen – it would end up feeding the cyst and the treatment would be wasted.
“I’m naturally a little bit disappointed and spent most of yesterday crying and just feeling super drained. It was as if someone had let all the air out of a balloon.
“But I suppose that was all the angst and nervous energy leaving my body and making me feel like a human raisin.”
She added that she felt she was beginning to realise that the road to parenthood is far from straightforward, but that she felt prepared for the journey ahead.
She also gave a shoutout to all the other women out there going through a similar experience.
She said: “I want more women to know that it isn’t easy for lots of us, and you are not alone.”
Vicky said she planned to go back to work and try again next month.
We wish her all the very best of luck.
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