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March 04, 2007


Pamela Jeanne

Don't you just adore unsolicited and inane advice? My comeback would be something along the lines of: "Relax, check. Thank you so much for enlightening me. I'm glad you dropped by. Your advice is going to save me thousands of dollars in treatment costs -- now what's your take on getting this global warming thing sorted out? You seem to have some novel ideas!"


Geez, you'd think the one who tried for 5 years would know better than to spew such garbage!

LOL at H's suggestion to send an SMS: "What u up 2? How would u feel abt carrying our child 4 us? :-)" he he...


IVF cycles usually run about six weeks or so, fyi. If you start the Lupron shots in early April, the retrievals and transfers may happen in May.

Just eat and bolus and test a lot. No thinking about syrup or hearts. It's the A1cs that measure longterm, not day to day high readings. Just bolus and test.


If I had a dime for every time I've been told to relax...

It's not that I think it's bad advice (I know stress can do some dastardly things to you body) it's just that I don't for one SECOND think it's an infertility cure-all. For one thing, it puts too much pressure on ME (as if I don't have enough pressure, thank you very much) making this even more my fault than I already think it is.

And besides I think it's impossible NOT to "obsess" about getting pregnant.

Come on, at least ONE of us has to keep track of all the details, right? And since my husband is always fertile and I'm the one with the two day window of opportunity, it makes sense for me to keep an eye on all the things that need looking into.

Oy. Relax indeed.

I hope the yoga and cookies help. And more than anything, I hope you find yourself blissfully pregnant very, very soon.

Ellen K.

Thank you for visiting my blog. It's especially difficult to hear "just relax" advice from those who DID have a hard time conceiving. It makes me think rather poorly of them -- have they forgotten what it's like to be in this place, or were they in denial about being there in the first place?

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