Prompted by JWM’s comment, I figured I should put up a brief “what’s up?” kinda post.
I expected to be in a bit of a slump this summer, but as of Wednesday it’s more like one of those wallops from outta left field (but hopefully, with a happy ending!).
In September, I’ll be starting the requisite medications to stimulate egg development in my first IVF cycle. As a lead up to that, I’ve been put on birth control pills so that I’m in synch with the meds in September. I started my first pack Wednesday, and am now trying to cope with an unexpected and severe case of “morning” sickness. Until it’s under control (theoretically, my body will acclimate. Lord, I hope so…), I don’t have much in the way of energy or brainpower. Or patience for sitting in front of the computer for more than a few minutes at a stretch. It’s also bad enough that my niece’s trip is being postponed for a couple of weeks; it won’t be any fun for her right now if I can barely manage to get off the couch.
Mom, I can’t believe you went through this three times for nine months at a time; more than ever, you have my eternal gratitude.
Anyway, with luck the IVF will work and I can look forward to several months more of the same, so I guess it’s a good thing that I’m figuring out effective coping mechanisms now 🙂
If I can get acclimated, hopefully I’ll be able to get back to posting, but if not it’s all for an ultimate good. Maybe this time next year, we’ll finally be celebrating Father’s Day!
I’ll try not to be a stranger, but I can’t promise anything.