Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Things I am Grateful For

I must admit that yesterday's news was pretty deflating. I can't say I was super puffed up with hope, but it just seems that there's always something that happens in my cycles that I don't expect. I'm sure many of you feel that way. Potentially, yet another delay.

So, instead of telling you about how I skipped golf after work, came home and wallowed on the couch for a few hours before peeling myself up... I will tell you about some things I am grateful for today that helped me re-focus and hopefully get me over this bump in the road.

  1. Watching Pog get her "cone of shame" off her head and do a happy dance. She's had this thing on for about a week after we had a few cysts removed from her eyelid.
  2. The Wailin Jennys, one of my favorite chicky-folky bands. The perfect song for day is called "Begin" (see below). It's a song about letting go, a lesson we could all use, right?
  3. My good friends, especially those who know how this feels and really truly understand. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your support and comments yesterday. They mean the WORLD to me.
  4. Being called a Warrior by a few of my friends. We are all warriors... fertility warriors. And to battle we go, each and every day, until we have won, with our baby in arms. It makes me think of that awesome Pat Benatar song... I'll have to post that one another time.
  5. Cooking a yummy meal of zucchini risotto. It turned out so well! (Thanks KV, for making this for me last weekend. I had to try my hand at it. I think I like the shallots better than onions)
  6. A big hug from Tidy.
  7. Getting some good feedback from my boss at work today.
Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy this beautiful song (I should listen to my own advice)


Mrs. Gamgee said...

Prayerfully hoping that things turn around for this cycle...

Zucchini risotto sounds divine!


Cherm29 said...

yay for grateful things. Great list...lather, rinse and repeat! xoxo

Suzy said...

I am so sorry for your bad news yesterday, it seems like it never rains, it pours!
I hope things turn around with Dotty and your baby comes to you soon.


cgd said...

You are amazing that you can find gratefulness among all this chaos. I admire you so much. hang in there, here to hold your hand through the rest of this bumpy journey- although I do hope it is a lot less bumpy down the road ahead.

Mrs. E said...

Hi from ICLW :) I'm sorry you got such bad news yesterday, and I really hope Dotty's ovaries start responding soon. For what it's worth, I'm 26 years old and on my 5th day of stims, I only had 1 measurable follicle. I was starting to panic, but when I went back in two days later, I had 21. I know everyone is different, but maybe there's still hope. Wishing you lots of luck!

LisaB said...

Oh man!! I'm so sorry for another delay. :( You are so awesome for making this list and being grateful! I am praying for you.

St Elsewhere said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear that Dotty's ovaries are not responding. I hope that either they wake up or the search for the new donor quickly yields results.

Please take care and yes, a huge yay for great friends.

Oak said...

Here from ICLW (#44) and I'm sorry to stumble here when you've just gotten such frustrating news. I can't even imagine the journey to GET here and then to hit another hiccup. :( Good luck moving forward, I hope DEs are the answer to your baby hopes.

KV said...

zucchini risotto!! The perfect end to a perfect day. :)

RunningMama said...

What a healthy way to step back from the pain and try to find the rainbows through the tears. You are a warrior woman. And, love this song. (Aren't those cone collars hilarious) I hope you get good news (or at least definitive news) tomorrow. Thinking about you.

~Jess said...

I'm sorry about the cruddy news yesterday, hopefully things pick up!

I must say, that risotto recipe sounds delicious!

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bean dreams said...

Love the song! Thanks for sharing : )
Also love the list of things you are grateful for. I may have to start that myself. Positives in these dark times of infertility treatments would be nice not to lose sight of. Hoping things with Dotty get back on track! Best of luck!