Slow down. Bump Ahead…

So Monday brought with it the worst possible flu - which I assure you is among the shittiest things that can possibly happen four days before you are due to start stimming (especially given this rendition of the Battle of Stalingrad going on in my head). Cue: panic from all quarters on the fate of … Continue reading Slow down. Bump Ahead…

In other words: A three-day quote challenge #3

Okay, so this is a little later than I hoped, but I have been felled by an awful flu (which has thrown my upcoming cycle off course, but I'll save that for another post). This is my final pick for my three-day quote challenge, and I'll jump straight into it before getting into the rules etc. … Continue reading In other words: A three-day quote challenge #3

In other words: A three-day quote challenge #2

Day two of the three-day quote challenge I was tagged in. It's just a bit of fun, and a chance to share some of the wisdom we've encountered (#1 is here). Anyway, these are the game rules: Thank the person who nominated you. [Thanks, Amy from Awakening Wildflower. Everyone, do check out her blog, it's … Continue reading In other words: A three-day quote challenge #2

It Hass to be done (Recipe)

Okay, so here's something a little different. I've been looking for new and interesting fertility food mash-ups, especially with barely a week to go before stims. And there are only so many times you can eat smashed avocado on toast (even if a nice 'elevated' version can be found here). Anyway, if you're looking for a quick … Continue reading It Hass to be done (Recipe)

In other words: A three-day quote challenge

It's been a bit of a crazy week, so I've only just sat down to the three-day quote challenge that Amy from Awakening Wildflower tagged me in (thanks, Amy!). It came from out of the blue - I'm still pretty new to the blogging thing and it still surprises me that anyone reads my mindless musings. I was, … Continue reading In other words: A three-day quote challenge

Read: IVF Failure Is Devastating And More Common Than You Think

This piece by clinical psychologist Elizabeth Merill got my attention today. I feel her pain acutely. You go into IVF brimming with hope. You do all the research and most times, you tightly grip on to the positive odds. Even if - at the back of your mind - you realise that this may not work, that … Continue reading Read: IVF Failure Is Devastating And More Common Than You Think

The Rainbow Connection

I am headed into the lab today to drop off the paperwork and samples to kick off the upcoming cycle. I had been feeling somewhat tentative this time around (few people talk about being "fifth time lucky"), waiting to start "feeling it". Outside my window, there is a sun shower, which is probably one of … Continue reading The Rainbow Connection

“Just try and relax”

Our friends in the US are marking National Infertility Awareness Week (April 22-28), and a number of women in an IVF support group to which I belong have been posting about being the "1 in 8" and the need to 'flip the script' on infertility. I admire them - going public about your infertility is … Continue reading “Just try and relax”