Wednesday, February 22, 2012

3 words

Proud.  Excited. Accomplished. Those are the three words that describe me most today. They don't describe me every day. Some days, the words might be drastically different. But today, those fit.

Why do you ask?

Proud: It's just a little thing, but RESOLVE New England featured my Poker Face post on their newly revamped website. A big high five to their new, awesome Director of Communications and Social Media - Keiko Zoll for giving me the opportunity to reach a wider audience. Nothing makes me happier than writing (and blogging specifically) and seeing myself "published" gives my noggin a nice swell.

I am a member of RESOLVE and am working up the courage to start attending their peer groups. Do any of you go? Do your spouses go? I have a good support system and a private therapist. But, still. It might be good to talk IRL with other IFers. Give me the lowdown, ladies.

Excited: Today was my first session of electroacupuncture in a while. It feels like a solid step toward helping my ovaries to heal and shrink any nasty cysts left over from the IVF of doom. I also got all of my insurance clearance for IVF#2 and ICSI in the mail. That means I should get the call from my RE's office soon, with my Lupron start date. I am SO ready to start over. Let's get this show on the road!

Accomplished: I've had some really good teaching moments the last couple of weeks. As a teacher, I don't always have those days. Sometimes Many times, it is a struggle to get through to kids in a way that really sticks. Other times, you nail it. Lately, whether it is that point in the year when ten year olds start to turn into real students, or that I just happened to design a few good lessons, I see the tide turning with a few of them. That's what makes the stress, frustration, low pay, and long hours of teaching worth it.

So, what 3 words describe you today?


  1. Congratulations on all 3! If you go to the support groups, I'd love to hear how you find them. (I've read a little bit about them, but haven't found the courage to go.)

  2. Yay! Those are three really good words. My three are not as great...but in the spirit of honesty: "scattered, overwhelmed, bloaty". Can't win em all :)

  3. That is a great post! I'm glad you are feeling good and ready to move forward. :) Congrats to you for all three!

  4. What lovely things to be feeling. I am so inspired by your focus. It looks like maybe we'll be cycle buddies after all. :)

    1. Looking forward to it babe. :) With this recent wave of BFPs, I'm hoping there will be some luck left for us!

  5. Let me know how the support groups go.

  6. I have been involved with a Resolve Pier group for over a year. It really helps and I have made some really good friends from the group. I highly recommend it. When I had my miscarriage, my resolve friends were there for me.

  7. I really enjoyed going to my Resolve support group. I stopped going when I took a break from treatments last year and I haven't made it yet it this year due to schedule conflicts but I do plan on going back. I was really nervous the first time but I found that I really enjoyed going and thought it helped a lot. My husband did not go with me but I would say about half of the women had their spouses with them. Try it!

  8. I have to say that the Resolve group really was there for me when I needed it. I think it's always good to connect with people IRL who really understand what you're going through. (here's my blog about that

    I'm really sorry about your IVF experience. It never ceases to amaze me how this journey is one unexpected turn after another! I hope your next cycle is the one that gives you your take home baby.

    My words for today: tired, happy, hopeful :-)

  9. Hi there! Thanks for the kind words about the organization and we are thrilled to have you at our blog this week.

    *takes off RNE staff hat*

    *puts on RNE volunteer hat*
    You should totally come to our Peer Support Groups :) I lead the one in the North Shore area and we just had our first meeting last month... it's incredible. I've been to Peer Support Groups in the past and they were such a help. Connecting with people face-to-face is so important and it really does help to make you feel a little less alone in your journey.

    Try it, you'll like it ;)

  10. Wow! Poker Face is so prominently featured on the website! That's so awesome. So glad to hear that you'll get your Lupron date soon!

    My 3 words are crampy, exhausted, bloaty. Hello, CD1!

  11. So proud of you! You have such an amazing attitude that makes me bubble over with positivity.

  12. You ARE all of those things. So cool. Good for you. Much love.

  13. Congrats on being published on Resolve!

    I absolutely think you should go. I went to the one at the main office for an entire year, and my husband came with me all but the first time. I'd say, there's usually been at least one other husband there, and at least one other repeat visitor. I found it really great to be able to talk to others face to face. I even have kept in touch with a few people I met, one of whom I get together with about once a month or so. It's similar to blogging, I find, in that sharing my story helps me feel lighter, but also can help other people at the same time, which make it feel like maybe there is the slightest of purpose to all of this madness.

    And, speaking of meeting up face to face, I'm still in the next town over, if you even want to get together, even though I'm knocked up now...I still understand what you are going through.

  14. CONGRATS!! So exciting :)

    Through blogging I met Courtney (bodegabliss) IRL and she has been the most amazing support for me. I definitely recommend attending a group and making some new friends. It's so nice to talk to someone else who gets it.


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