Lilypie - Pregnancy

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

One step backwards to move forwards

I finally remembered to call the IF clinic yesterday to ask if they should know that AF arrived, and they immediately called in my BCP prescription. I started taking them last night and will be on them for the next six weeks. I also scheduled my baseline u/s!

Every blogger who does IVF writes about the insanity of taking BCPs after years of ttc. I'm no different - it feels ridiculous. It feels even MORE ridiculous to be swallowing the BCP along with a prenatal vitamin.

On the other hand - it feels great to finally be doing SOMETHING again. Even if it's the opposite of what I want to be doing. It just beats sitting around twiddling my thumbs and reading about everyone else's BFPs.

I can tell my attitude is finally picking up because I'm actually taking prenatals again. I took them religiously for a year and a half. And then I said to myself, what the hell are you thinking? You're not going to get pregnant on your own, that much is clear. And you're not doing any treatment right now. So why are you taking prenatals? All you're doing is giving yourself false hope.

So I stopped. And now I've started again. Because in six weeks, IVF #1 starts.

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Tomorrow is my knee surgery. I don't know when I'll update again, I might take a small break. Congrats to those of you with BFPs, and good luck to those who are still waiting for them.

10 comments:

  1. Good luck with your surgery tomorrow!

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  2. Here's to hoping your next six weeks go quickly! Hope your surgery goes great tomorrow!!

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  3. good luck with the surgery and moving forward!

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  4. Yay! Doing SOMETHING always makes me feel better.

    Many prayers for your knee surgery and for quick healing. I hope the next 6 weeks speed by for you.

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  5. Good luck with your surgery tomorrow and hope your recovery is smooth!!

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  6. I will be sending good thoughts and prayers for your surgery and a swift recovery time.

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  7. Every so often I get pissed and annoyed and stop taking my prenatals too. Good luck tomorrow, may all the pain meds work wonderfully and your recovery be quick.

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  8. Good luck with the knee surgery! So exciting about the BCPs. Even though it does feel ridiculous, it's great to be on the road again. I tell you what though, I had the best skin while I was on the BCPs! Now that I'm off it again, I broke out. BCPs are good for some things.

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  9. Woo hoo, IVF!! Hope the knee surgery goes well - I'll be thinking of you.

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  10. Good luck with your knee surgery! I hope you are at home and on the mend already. I know you must be SO ready for the IVF, it's coming up fast!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!