I posted my "coming out" statement on faceb**k Saturday morning. I posted a note about our journey without going into the nitty gritty on Tuesday. Today I will be posting resolve.org's Do's and Dont's of Support article (assuming I can find the article on their site to link to...does anyone have it? I have the article, but the link doesn't work).
The reaction I have gotten this week has been surprising to say the least. There are about a half of a dozen friends who have commented, all showing amazing support, and everyone else has been silent. I wasn't really expecting a barrage of comments, but I was expecting more then I got. On the up side, I did have one friend, K, who just got married a little less than a year ago that asked if I had any advice for someone who wasn't trying yet but would be soon. This is what I told her:
"Don't take your body for granted that it will work the way its supposed to. Be your own biggest advocate, and do everything you can to learn how your body is (or isn't) working BEFORE you go to the doctor. Invest in a Basil Body Thermometor AS SOON as you stop any hormonal birth control. If I had started temping 6 months earlier, my PCOS diagnosis would have been 6 months earlier, and who knows how much of a difference that would have made."
I don't think I was off base, but I do struggle with how much to offer her, She is the wife of a close highschool friend, and I don't know HER that well. I'm thinking of just sending her a private message letting her know that I am here and willing to offer her whatever help she needs now and as they begin their journey to parenthood. I pray that she won't have to go through what I have, but I want her to know that if she does, I'm here and I get it.
I am so incredibly happy for Kate over at Busted Plumbing. She had her second coming out of the week when she announced her pregnancy on twitter and on her blog. Also, in case you didn't know, the Subfertile Frugalista, Christina made her Faceb**k pregnancy announcement this week too. I am so happy for these women, they deserve this so much, but at the same time I am sad for me. I look at my Google Reader, and its becoming more and more that the bloggers I follow are now pregnant. Its really hard, especially when I consider that I should be 22 weeks along at this point. I should be spending my time decorating a nursery and shopping for stuff not injecting my self and having apointments with Mr. Wandy.
I have to remain positive I know, or this 2ww will be unbearable, but Mother's day has crept up on me again. And to make matters worse, my booster HCG shot will be on Monday, so I won't even be able to test on Mother's Day. I'll have to wait until Wednesday to find out if this IUI worked. I have (guarded) high hopes, we had a couple of AMAZING follicles. It just so hard after so much dissappointment to be optimistic.
Does anyone know of anyone using Br@velle as a stim med? I have 4 vials that I will not be using anymore (we switched my meds) and I would love to donate them another IFer. Unfortunatly my clinic doesn't take meds unless you can hand bring them in and since we're 3 hours away, I'm not making that drive. E-mail me if you know of someone.
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