How do you deal with the hope?
Well, after almost 2 years of "should we/should we not?", we are going through with IUI and Clomid. I have my setup appointment with the RE on Thursday to start next cycle. Of course, this is if nothing new was found in our second round of testing (new SA and genetic screening).
I know how important a positive attitude is for these types of things and I really want to just spend the whole month in the "it will work, I know it will" positive mind frame. But at the same time I'm really scared of the crash if it doesn't work.
I'm a very level headed balanced person. I don't like to get home hopes up for that reason, but I wonder if my "what if" personality and thought patterns might actually be doing more harm than good?? It's not that I'm negative, but I always have to view everything from both sides, the good and the bad.
Anyone have any tips for remaing positive but for also surviving the crash if it doesn't work? Should I just convince myself and my body and my brain it will work, then accept that if AF shows I will be an emotional wreck?
We only plan on doing IUI once, then demanding further testing for our "unexplained infertility" diagnosis. We don't have any plans for more IUI unless further testing warrants it. (and our doc won't give Clomid without monitoring and IUI)