Supp chk this Thursday... and on to more

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Supp chk this Thursday... and on to more
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 9:46pm
meds for IVF #1... I am so afraid to hope (we have been trying for 23 months) we have a pretty good approach... trying to think positivly but also realistically... Our doctor is great though and I have a lot of faith in him and the office we go to. Small and very personal. How have you ladies that have done this multiple times keep your "hope" in check? I am very nervous of the injections as well... I am sure they won't be as bad as I think... I do have a high pain tolerence so we'll see. I plan on hubby doing all of the injections... he promises to give me a treat after each one... like the dog... ha ha.

I have not posted a lot here but I do lurk quite a bit... maybe I will post more now that we are "in process".

Kim (36) DH (31) ttc #1 IVF/ICSI #1 Retreival 4/22

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Wed, 04-02-2003 - 12:57am

Good luck to you on your first IVF! I hope it only takes once for you and DH! We have not yet done our first IVF but are planning for the Fall or Winter of this year. We have been TTC#2 for six and a half years. I have endometriosis and DH has low count/low motility. I have to say that I can not keep my hope in check when we are undergoing treatments for IF. It's the same rollercoaster ride every time...but without the hope I would feel like a mechanical zombie. As much as it hurts when something doesn't work, I'd rather feel that than nothing. So far, there has always been something else to try and I find comfort in that. And, ultimately, I am also comforted by the fact that we can adopt if all else fails. We know our family is not finished and it will be complete one way or another.

At any rate, keep your chin up and do whatever it takes to feel relaxed and confident that one day your family, too, will be complete!

Best Wishes,