Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I to the C to the L to the W

Happy March ICLW everyone!

Yes, I'm a bit late to the game here, but better late than never, no?

First, can I just say a big you all are 'teh awesome' for your amazingly kind comments on my last post. They all deserve a big, "YOU GUYS!!!" Seriously, I was holding up really well until I read all of your awesome words. Then I melted into a puddle of tears because, really, how awesome are all of you? LOVE.

If you're visiting via ICLW, welcome! I'm a Canadian girl married to an Irish guy. My husband and I have been trying to spawn life for what seems like an eternity. I have PCOS and he was diagnosed with azoospermia (no sperm). Our last cycle was wicked awesome - I usually don't respond well to the meds but I was a trooper last time and had three lovely follicles to trigger for my dIUI. However in spite of all of the great things that happened in the cycle unfortunately my evil period showed up and that was that.

That said, yours truly is like a dog with a bone and I refuse to let IF bring me down. So we're back in the game for another cycle. Injections start up tomorrow night. Oh joy, oh rapture! But I'll take them - even though I loathe them. Why? Because infertility can suck it!

Stick around - tales of injections and wandings are coming soon!

In completely unrelated news: I have just finished reading an absolutely amazing novel called The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I could not put this book down. Has anyone read it? What are you reading that has you hooked? Do share!

32 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

Hmm, I'll have to look up that book!

lowfatlady said...

I got my package today! Thank you so much for the socks and the notes with each one. You made me tear up!! I love the socks and you are a totally sweet person. I'm going to take pictures of them soon and make an entry about it ;)

Christa said...

Can I have some of your eternal optimism? Cause I can't seem to get out of this funk since my miscarriage two weeks ago. Just when I think I'm getting over it I get depressed again!

ICLW

Browniris said...

I am sorry that this past cycle didn't work out for you, but I am glad that you are staying optimistic. Sometimes I think that is half the battle!

Jennifer said...

Yea for starting your next cycle! Keep that positive attitude. You are amazing! Haven't read the book...will have to check it out.

Holly said...

yay for the new and hopefully lucky cycle! Fingers crossed for you and Irish Boy, tell him to get that chocolate milk ready!

Stacie said...

Ugh. I am so sorry about AF. I hate that witch. Fingers crossed for this cycle!

I haven't read the book, but maybe I should put it on my reading list for spring break. Thanks for the suggestion!

Beautiful Mess said...

I have this mental image of you standing with your hands on your hips and your head cocked to the side saying "YOU GUYS!!!!" I can't stop giggling, it's funny...in my head only, I'm sure.

You will, no doubt, be wicked awesome at the injections this time around. You OWNED them last time and you will do them again!
*HUGS*

Pregnant Yuppy said...

Hapy ICLW to you too! I've been a horrible slacker this week in the commenting dept.

Thanks for the book recommendation.

Just me said...

I really liked The Help as well. I recently read Shutter Island, because I wanted to read it before I saw the movie, and it was very creepy! I enjoyed it.

As a teacher, I'm really looking forward to my summer when I can focus on getting through a whole pile of books. :)

Katie said...

Wishing you luck with the next round of injections and wandings. :)

Basic Girl said...

Wishing you tons and tons of luck this cycle!! I'm finishing up breaking dawn right now (yes I'm a totally nerd and am in love with Edward), and can not put it down. But I also don't want to finish because then no more twilight books for me, and I'll have to come out of my little teenager fog I've been living in, hah!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I am so glad that you guys have decided to get right back into the thick of things. I will be sending prayers and good thoughts your way!

Thank you for your comments recently, they really mean a lot.

Phoebe Wilde said...

You are such a trooper! Thanks for making it look doable! I've been so scared of what the future might hold for me and it is really comforting to see that even though it is not easy, I can battle through it.

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Your optimism is catchy! I am struggling with "What next..." so it's nice to see someone with such hope. I am going to add you to my following list!

-Jess

https://jesstutt.blogspot.com

Charla (SHar-la) said...

I've heard so many people talk about "The Help." I'm going to have to download that one to my Kindle soon! I just read two GREAT books by Jeannette Walls. The first one is The Glass Castle and the second is Half-Broke Horses. They are not sequels, but are related with the same characters. SO GOOD and you won't be able to put them down, either!

Crossed Fingers said...

Aw I'm glad to "hear" your happiness shine through again. You're right - IF can suck it! :)

I have my fingers crossed and high hopes for you this cycle!

Busted Kate said...

Ugh, I frickin hate Aunt Flo. Why? What did we ever do to her?

Anyways, I just started Clomid again so we can be a little mental together... always nice to have a friend (aka "alibi").

Someone else just recommended The Help to me, and she loved it too. Guess I'll have to pick it up. I'm currently reading Julie/Julie Project... and to be honest, I don't love it. The last book I couldn't put down was "My Horizontal Life" by Chelsea Handler. Inappropriate? Yes. Hilarious? Totally.

Oh yeah, here on ICLW business too! MWAH!

Sarah said...

Yeah, SUCK IT infertility :) Love your attitude towards everything. Gotta get up and keep movin' right? :)

Bradley & Jessica said...

way to keep your chin up girl! I am go for my first visit to my RE on wednesday. I am so nervous and anxious. hope this round for you goes great!

Kristin said...

I tried to read The Help and I just couldn't get into it.

Catrisha T said...

Girl, I want some of your spunk. LOL! Sorry that your last cycle was a bust. Best of Luck for this coming cycle!! Hoping you get your BFP soon.

ICLW #33

Shanilie said...

I agree you have such an up beat personality which is contagious. I hope you have a fantastic next couple of months in summer. Praying all will happen in the months ahead!

zengirl said...

I'm so sorry your last cycle came to a screeching halt! But I really love your attitude! I so admire your strength! Yeah! IF can suck it! You go girl!

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

Good luck with this cycle!

lis said...

have you read the likeness by tana french? or into the woods, same author. great great books. she has a new one coming out in the summer and i can't wait. im a lapsed but obsessive reader. i go in spurts where i read books nonstop (i can finish a book in 1-2 days) for a while and then take a break.
i can't wait to hear about the next cycle. i love when others give ART a positive voice. :o) xoxo

Vivian said...

It's definitely women like you that help me look past my troubles and persevere. You never seem to give up and that is so awesome. Yes, AF is a bother isn't she? Although I wouldn't mind her right about now, haha, considering my situation.

Good luck on your next round and I look forward to reading more of your stories =)

subfertilefrugalista said...

I'm so adding that book to my reading list! Thanks for the rec.

stillwaitingformysunshine.wordpress.com said...

Love your determination!!! Good luck starting up!!!

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

Hey Chica!
So sorry this cycle was a bust, especially when it had seemed so promising. Thanks for writing such a positive post and being strong enough to inspire me to keep going. Looking forward to hearing reports of next cycle :)
~ICLW

Amy said...

Hi! I just found you through ICLW and you are awesome! I'll definitely be following along.

Just wanted to wish you luck on your new cycle and say that I hope the injections and wandings(!) are quick and painless.

I am in the middle of a 2ww from our first IVF.
Good Vibes all around!

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