IVF Update

Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts, prayers, comments, emails, and calls!  It really means a lot and I appreciate everything so much.

Each morning I have an appointment at Magee for monitoring.  Blood work everyday and ultrasound every other day.  I then get a call in the afternoon from a nurse with my results and instructions.  Since Friday, I’ve had blood work done four times, three ultrasounds, and I’ve given myself nine injections.  The shots are really not bad at all because it’s a tiny needle.  It’s no worse than removing a splinter with a pin.  Andy gave it a try last night (injecting me, of course!)  Later on he’ll have to administor a much larger shot so I wanted him to practice.  He did fine!

Emotionally I’m doing extremely well.  I feel really positive right now.  I feel like we’re taking an active part in the solution.  If all continutes to go well, this cycle will give us our best chance yet.  I can’t help but feel positive about that.

I’ve been doing small things to ‘treat’ myself.  I bought a $1.50 tea bag from Starbucks because I like the tea and didn’t think about the price.  Last night I knew I could have finished painting the kitchen, but instead I watched three episodes of General Hospital and I didn’t feel guilty at all.  I’ve left my clean laundry spread across the dining room floor for over a week.  Each morning I walk downstairs in my towel to pick something out.  I definitely don’t feel guilty about that!  I’m trying to be as stress free as I possibly can.

Just a little infertility humor, lol!

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3 comments on “IVF Update
  1. Amy says:

    Sending love & good vibes your way!! Glad to hear you are staying positive & trying to be stress-free :) You deserve that tea!! And laundry can wait…

  2. Lisa A. says:

    Good for you for staying positive. A lot of people (myself included) would probably have a very difficult time dealing with all that you guys are going through. Oh and I have about 5 things I need to be doing right now & I am sitting here on the computer!

  3. D says:

    Lots of vibes , hugs and prayers for you C!!!

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Hi! We're Candice & Andy, writing about our kids Tristan & Delaney and our life in Western Pennsylvania.