I am eager to get going on this babymaking project again. I know, big surprise. What it really is, is that I’m ready to be DONE with this project and move onto a more entertaining phase of my life. Preferably one involving mommy wars and childrearing arguments and the tantrums of toddlers. This whole unexplained infertility-even-with-major-medical-intervention is boring and sucky and I’m ready to do something new and more fun.
Er, which y’all could have probably guessed.
But until such a time as I’m ready to graduate out of this phase and into a more amusing one, I’m stuck here in Infertility City. And, in an effort to remind myself to breathe and to get out of my hamster-wheel of a brain more often, I’m taking a lesson from Will over at Mo & Will’s excellent Life and Love in the Petri Dish and going to try to start taking more pictures of my world with the intent of staying better connected to my life, to my friends who do not live here, and to my family on the other side of the country. Also going to challenge myself to try or eat or otherwise experience something new every day, because I enjoy new things in an otherwise routine-filled life, and because it’s one of the few unadulterated pleasures of living in a huge, metropolitan city.
Also, and I’d love to hear from anyone with experience about this, I’m gearing up to try pre- and post- transfer acupuncture this time around. Haven’t done it before, and while my doc isn’t 100% convinced it helps, he’s positive it doesn’t hurt, and he recommended it if I had any interest. Of course, he only mentioned it after I begged for anything I should be doing this cycle, since in his words, “women going through IVF are rather vulnerable to suggestion. If I told you that we had a new procedure but that it would require chopping off a finger-”
I already had my hand on his desk, asking him which one he wanted.
Which made his point rather nicely, he thought.
So I’ll give more needles a try, because – hey! Can’t have too many needles!
And it’s easier than chopping off a finger, because seriously? At this point? I wasn’t entirely kidding.