Tiffany and Sophia - hope that you both are doing well! I'm so glad to get to 'know' y'all better. I hope to be better about reading back and commenting.
Mimi - still thinking about you!
Meg - glad that the rectial is over for you. Anything else big on tap for the coming weeks?
Hi to everyone else.
Like I said earlier, we had a good but crazy weekend. Friday was extremely difficult but I got through it. I'm still dreading Mother's Day something fierce - even more so now. But it is what it is and nothing I can do about it. Maybe one day I'll get a card right? :shrug: The BBQ competition was surprisingly a lot of fun. DH was so cute because he was so excited. I spent about 3.5 hrs walking around and window-shopping in the stores on Main Street. I was able to sample some of the food too since DH got a "to-go" plate of some of the entries that he thought were the best. We also got to see the filming of a BBQ show that we actually watch pretty regularly. Major dork alert but there were some people there that are rather famous in the BBQ community and I was stoked to meet them. I even got to try some of their food. Yesterday was good as well. We went to visit DH's gpa in the nursing home. Apparently he has made strides since last week as his feeding tube is out and he was quite aware of what was going on. While we were at the in-laws' house, something pretty awesome happened. My SIL gave me a Kindle!!! She said that she didn't know what to do and knew that I had been wanting one for a while. She was going to give it to me for my b-day (in August) but thought that it might be better to go ahead and give it to me now. I was floored and so moved. I know that I harp on this but obviously it has and continues to affect me a lot. Other than my parents, brother and SIL, NO ONE else has contacted us IRL (y'all have been amazing). No emails, calls, card, NOTHING. It shouldn't surprise me given the lack of support during the cycle itself but it has made me question if maybe I'll making a big deal out of nothing. But then I pull my head out of my @$$ and realize that no, this was and still is devastating for us. I want to not dwell on it but I also don't want to sweep it under the rug and pretend it never happened. Sorry for that vent. Back to my SIL. Words cannot describe how incredible she is.
Took me a while to respond because when I tried I couldn't get into the thread. It kept going back to the main forum board...weird.
That was nice of SIL to think of you and give me a Kindle. I'm sorry IRL ppl aren't being more supportive. I'm not trying to defend them, but they may not know what to say so feel it's best to say nothing. I know I have a hard time saying something to a friend in need or giving advice in person. I do much better if I can do it in writing. I'm just afraid of saying something and making the situation worse. We are all here for you here though :bighug:
Glad the BBQ competition was fun. I love BBQ. That's neat you got to meet some ppl and try the BBQ. Glad DH's gpa is improving and they were able to take the feeding tube out.
We have band concert tonight and school program on Wednesday night. No piano or violin though this week because of the other programs. This time of year gets so busy.
I had to be at home between 1-5 today for the internet guy to come over and fix our internet. Of course, it fixes itself after we make an appt but I still had him come and change the modem box. I figured he'd come at 5 and I'd waste all afternoon at home but he came right at 1. I have nowhere to go so I'll just stay home still but I can go down to the basement and do some stuff w/o having to worry about missing him.
meg - it was doing the same thing to me too....kept going back to the main board...
That was really thoughtful of your SIL....:bigarmhug:
I'm glad that you were able to get some things done Meg. I just called and got our cable bill reduced. I didn't realize that it was basically common knowledge that you call ever 6 months for a new "promotion". There is even a division called "Customer Retention" :ROFL:
I have the best SIL - even if she hadn't gotten me the present. I know I just need to get over the people IRL but it's hard. And I take things so personally anyway and this is just making it worse. Oh well. Enough about that. Nothing can be done anyway.
Anybody try any good recipes lately?
My DH always calls "retention" whenever our bill goes up and gets it reduced a bit. Cable is such a monopoly because there is no other provider around here. It's still a ton of money for cable, internet and phone but what are we to do? We don't use our house phone but it costs just as much to not have it so we keep it.
No new recipes lately. I'm going to try some lemon cookies that you make out of a lemon cake mix tomorrow. I did make some hamburger vegetable barley soup on Saturday night and we are having leftovers tonight.
I installed Microsoft Office on our new computer and have been spending today typing in all our addresses from the old computer and creating a mail merge for Christmas card labels. It's not too bad because I don't mind typing.
I started the Hunger Games series. I'm only a few pages into the first book.
Glad it wasn't just me. Happy to see you over here! Well...not on the IVF board but on the chat thread :)
Originally Posted by grovey2
Yes!!! Someone else I can chat with about the books ;)
Originally Posted by meggyrn
Once I get done we should start a thread for Hunger Games chat!
Works for me. I'm loving my kindle! I can tweet now :ROFL:
I am running out of veins for them to draw from every two days. And I get a strong vagal reaction whenever they take them. Tired of that queasy-gonna pass out feeling. DH has to stay home from work to wait for more meds. This is so out of hand, but it is almost over. I know this is kind iof a trial run, but I doubt I will be able to do this again for a long time... just gonna be busy with work. And I am looking forward to that.
How much discomfort should I expect after the egg harvest? My boss is giving me the weekend off afterwards, which is great. I am glad that my doc doesn't believe in bed rest after transfer day because I am going to be busy. That is just my life. Our RE also thinks there is still a good chance for us to conceive without IVF (we have had conflicting reports on that), but I am just going to think positive. I really don't want to take any more drugs or have any more blood tests or any more appointments or spend any more money on this IF stuff.
DH and I are big history buffs so we have been using the Kindle App on our Ipad to share books. I don't have a lot of time for pleasure reading right now though.
Meg- going to be in Europe for about 16 days. Probably going to cruise for a variety of reasons.