Meg-I am hungry just hearing about your cookies/menu. Sounds delicious. As does your coffee. Something I gave up with my endo diet, and give myself as a treat sometimes now that TTC naturally is over with. I like the devotional too. It is a nice thought to have your kids graduated by the time you are 39. You are such a youngster, BTW! I got a late start, and I better just live until I'm about 90 to get all my travels in!
Mimi-my AF after the failed IVF was pretty bad too. Heavy and *****TMI******gross with lots of clotting. It took a few days after the negative blood test to show up, then took a while to leave. Hope you start to feel better soon.
Jenni-I hope the meeting at church goes well. I have learned as a grown up it is harder to meet people....definitely requires more effort than in the younger single years. I am glad you have a good relationship with your pastor. I have been really feeling that I want to find a church that gives me a good belonging feeling. I am sort of church shopping right now. I was raised Catholic, but am really questioning where I belong right now. That's a topic for another time! But anyway, I am glad you have your church for support right now. Also, shame on these other people in your life for not offering more support. It's just sad that they cannot develop more empathy.
Tiffany-I spent the day of the retrieval laying around and was feeling 100% by the next day. I did not overstimulate or anything like that. Good luck! When is your retrieval? (sorry if I missed that)
Nothing new to report for me. Still doing stims with a nice pattern of belly bruises to prove it. I am feeling surprisingly calm. I actually did go to church last weekend and said prayers for acceptance. Not for a baby. I really feel like that is where I need to be right now. I've always thought this would happen for me, just a matter of when, and finally, its sinking in that it actually might not happen. It's odd to be focusing on that, while doing the IVF cycle at the same time. I think it's helping me cope, though. I'll keep you guys updated as things go on. I should find out tomorrow or the next day when we'll do retrieval.
I'll check in later again!
I'm on day 3 of doing all these injectibles: superfact, luveris and gonal-f. I've been administering them myself, and I am so proud of myself! I'm still totally scared whenever I have to do, and it's doubly worse when I have to do the luveris/gonal-f shots at work close to the end of the day!! And I still can't bring myself to watch that needle poke me or get withdrawn out of me. Silly, I know, but I just cant.
I discovered last night that I am unable to run during stimming!!!! I am so sad, b/c I love running, and running is what helps me lose weight (or at least not gain it). Apparently, I'm allowed to do anything BUT running, b/c running is jarring and apparently it can affect ovaries in a bad way....to the point of surgery. Seeing how much I've paid for this, I'd like to make sure our IVF can be as much of a success as possible, so no running right now or into the foreseeable future. *sigh*
*hugs* Mimi and Jenni, that is so very hard to deal with. I think you ladies are strong and coping as best you can.
Meg. the coffee sounded like so much fun!!
Anyways, my next appt is Saturday May 5 for bloodwork/ultrasound. Wish me luck!
Good luck Kara. You are getting so close! I will continue to pray for you and especially for peace. My mom found this quote that has really helped me and I hope it does you as well: "Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midsy of those things and still be calm in your heart."
I'm sorry about the running. Is there something else more low-impact that you can do in the meantime? Good luck with the injectibles!
Hi to everyone else. My BFF finally called yesterday so that was good to hear from her. My aunt called randomly about something else on Monday and had no idea (she hadn't read the blog yet) but was very sorry. Slowly people are starting to reach out. But really, it doesn't matter because the people who have already have shown me what true friendship and support is. Those are the people that I need in my life. It's Wednesday! Halfway through the week!
Kara...glad things are moving along for you. Thanks for updating us! Can't wait to hear when ER will be.
Sophia...that's great that you are doing all of your shots. I can see it being a little disturbing watching the needle go in and out of you. Running can cause an ovarian torsion since your ovaries are enlarged. Your ovary can get all twisted up and then it becomes an emergency and you may loose an ovary. I'm glad you are taking it easy with running. Some RE's don't like any exercising because of that risk. Good luck on Saturday.
Jenni...that's nice that you heard from your friend and that your aunt felt bad. Yay for it being Wednesday!!
Mimi...thinking about you, hope you are doing well!
I'm tired this morning for some reason. Maybe because I was woken up in the middle of the night from storms. I should go do some sort of exercise but I'm feeling just as happy to sit on my couch and read my book. My meal turned out good last night. The pork chops were excellent. It was a very good marinade I made.
Glad that your meal was good. It sounded yummy. Hope that you were able to get some rest.
Hi everyone! About to leave work in a few. Over halfway through the week.
I rested for a bit then read my book. I felt extremely lazy this morning. It's supposed to storm again tonight.
I worked today and it was a busy day. The nurse that is replacing me was there so I showed her around and what needs to be done.
On Friday I'm going to go to a winery with my DH, mom, violin teacher and her husband. It should be fun. It's a newer winery about 30 minutes from us. I'm really looking forward to it. I think we'll do lunch at the winery also.
Hope everyone's day is going well!
Posting from the kindle. I caught the nasty bug DH had last week so I'm at home. When it rains right? Have fun tommorrow Meg. Hope everyone is doing well.
Sorry you are feeling under the weather Jenni...hope you get to feeling better soon!!
We apparantly had some nasty storms go through early this morning. I woke up to thunder and lightning with no electricity. I think I would've slept through it but woke up d/t the ceiling fan being off. Our neighbor lost a tree and there are a lot of trees/limbs down around town. Now it is pretty warm and humid.
I went to yoga this morning. It was a tough one today. I haven't been there for a while and it was so hot and humid in the room.
Jenni...are you doing any reading on your Kindle while you are home sick? I think the next series I'm going to read is the Fifty Shades of Grey if I can get my hands on them. I don't think our library has them. Probably a little too risque for our small town library. I'm about 1/2 way through The Hunger Games.
Crazy about the storms. Glad you are okay. I kind of want to read those too ;) I haven't gotten any books yet. Might do that this weekend. Mainly just Internet browsing and Pandora. And twitter.