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    Morning Rachael,

    A swim sounds lovely, I'm sweating already and it's not even 10:30.. I could put the air con on for a bit but I try not to as much as I can stand it so as to save some money.

    I had a really late night last night (i.e. didn't turn the light out til 1:45am) as DH was away and I was watching my movies til really late, oops! So even though I was awake by 7am today, I didn't drag myself out of bed til nearly 9:30. Due to being tired and hot I probably won't be doing much today... mainly cleaning up the kitchen after baking a big batch of gingerbread men yesterday, then I might get on to reading some of the Titanic 100th anniversary book that DH got me for my birthday back in May, lol. And I need to go and pick him up from the airport at around 4:30 this arvo I think. Aside from that it's going to be a very bludgey day.

    I'm looking forward to having DH home for a couple of weeks too, but the downside is that I tend to get even slacker when he's at home, because pretty much all he does is play games on the computer, and so I follow suit, and start getting lax with housework and such. I have a loose routine that I follow during the week that keeps me (moderately) in line, but it all goes out the window when he's home! Oh well, it's only for a couple of weeks. And then a couple of weeks after that I'll be starting my 4th stim (joy), so I guess that's something to mildly anticipate (I refuse to "look forward" to it or get "excited" about it, as I've realised that this attitude does not help me at all).

    Hope you're doing okay. xx

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    Hi Girls, I've been lurking and reading what you've been up to but haven't posted here for a bit because of the rather depressing end to my cycle, but I'm starting to feel a bit better about it all.

    Sariele, 10 K walk/jog is epic! I'm really missing my exercise as I was told not to move around too much until AF starts, so I'm patiently waiting for the hag to show. Before I started this cycle, I was working my way through the Couch 2 5K podcast, which I did 3 times a week, so I'm going to return to that before cycling again.

    Rachael, how are you doing? I bet that dip at the beach brought you into the present a bit after your morning plans. Being out in nature helps the soul sometimes.

    My life for the past 2 weeks has rotated around lying on the couch in front of the Foxtel, blood tests, scans and frozen meals....I became one of those women who was unnaturally happy to see DH walk through the door after work, just so I could have some conversation.

    Now that I'm starting to do a bit more in the day, I've removed all visible reminders of IVF around the house...billing sheets, injection planners on the fridge, clinic phone numbers. I'm having my family over for Christmas lunch, so this morning, I went to get some supplies. I bought a boneless pistachio stuffed turkey from Coles that I'm going to roast, and some root veggies. In a way, Christmas has been a good distraction for me this year.

    I have 1 shift to do on Monday at work, and I'm kind if dreading it because my work colleagues have been asking why I've been away for 2 weeks, but they are really nice and it will be good to see some familiar faces.

    I've rambled on for a bit! I hope your weekends are nice and relaxing.

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    Hi Beatrix and Rachael, I hope you're both well and had at least an okay Christmas. Mine was pretty miserable; as well as it just being DH and I and no special food or anything (we ended up getting Pizza Hut for dinner as it was the only thing that was open and remotely close to us, lol), I've also had increasing health concerns that I've been to two different GPs for so far. Because of this stupid time of year I can't even book in for the testing I need done because everywhere is closed. It's been awful, and I've been so incredibly stressed, because my symptoms potentially point to something very serious. I really hope I end up looking like a dramatic fool for saying that, because the alternative downright sucks. Anyway, just thought I'd bump our little thread and inform you of what's going on with me. I was meant to be starting our next stim in about three weeks' time, but more likely now I'll be waiting for specialist tests and results instead. I just hope with all my heart that I get the all clear and can start IVF again in Feb...

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    Hi ladies,

    Sorry to hear Sariele sounds pretty bad...so you don't feel alone I'm miserable too. Best decision was to leave Sydney over Xmas but because the place we stayed was expensive we only went for 4 nights. Came home yesterday and went into a bad depression, spent most of the night and next day crying missing our babies so much and what we would be doing now to prepare for their arrival. We are meant to go away with friends over NY but I can't be bothered, can't move off our couch feel down and i know no one understands. Don't think I'm ready to let go of this year and welcome in a new year.

    My family are having a BBQ today but since two of my cousins are pregnant (similar due date I would be) we haven't gone.

    AF arrived while we were away, not so great for the romance department but we can't start trying until this period came. We would be starting IVF around the same time (end of Jan).

    So sorry to hear about your health concerns. Isn't one problem enough to deal with?? This is a ****ty time when you need docs etc. but the best when you have all your dreams come true. Hope it's not serious and you can start when you want to.

    Wish I can look into the future and see where I'll be next Xmas (or maybe not )
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    Hi girls, I'm sorry you are both feeling crappy. Sariele, it really is a bad time of year when you need specialists and tests to move fast. I work in radiology in a major hospital, and we really notice when the specialists wind down at this time of year, less patient appts, and things take longer for the poor ones still in hospital. It's so hard to be in limbo-land when health is concerned, so I empathize with your concerns about what may happen, and how that will affect your ivf plans.

    Rachael, with everything that you've been through, you should do what you feel comfortable doing at this time. There will always be parties to go to and people to see, but we don't have to go to everything, especially if it will only succeed in making you feel worse. Think of it as a self preservation thing.

    Afm, I'm a little bit miserable too...I currently have my first AF after the ivf cycle and it has been horrendous. It must be the high levels of hormones during the cycle that affected my endo, but it has been 3 days of unrelenting pain. It's only just starting to get better now. I just wonder how I'll keep doing stim cycles if this is going to happen all the time. I'll have to pluck up the courage somehow. I have the next week off work, I'll be checking to see how you girls are doing. Be kind to yourselves x


 

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