Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thank You's and Shout Out's

Well, today is CD 11 and my OPK is negative. But that is to be expected. It is still early. I can feel my ovaries working, for sure. The left side is already larger that the right, so I feel it more often, but the right is hard at work. I have been having side pains; the sharp twisting kind, not the dull ache of AF pains. They started on CD 9 and I don't anticipate them stopping anytime soon. I don't mind them, to be honest. Its a comfort knowing that my body is doing what it is suppose to!

My morning started off with acupuncture to help with ovulation. I had a session on CD 13 last month and I ovulated really well; so why not try again? But ever since then my back has been hurting. Like always, I was hooked up to e-stim with needles in my low back and abdomen, causing muscle contractions (intentionally) so, I am sure that has something to do with it. But, low back  pain is also common for me during ovulation, so who knows!

When I got home I checked the mail and got this special delivery....
Lucky socks, OPKs, a book on Happiness and a sweet note!
I turned to page 20 in the book (today's date) and this is whats written:  
"Happiness is.... the sight of a sleeping child." ;-)
 
THANK YOU TO AMBER!!

I met Amber through blogging; come to find out she is a fellow Oregonian! Who's winning? I am winning!! She writes a great blog and remains so positive even though she has been through one hell of a journey. I am honored to be able to follow along with her and to consider her a friend. 

Recently she posted that she had OPKs she was willing to send to someone that would put them to good use, and of course. I responded! I didn't anticipate the other great gifts though!  My husband couldn't believe that someone I haven't ever met was doing such great, kind, selfless things for others. He really appreciates the support the women in the IF journey have amongst each other and he really appreciates the love and support that I am given. He says that since I have started blogging, I seem less stressed and less "moody". 

Blogging is a great outlet and it really is quite impressive to be apart of such a society; one filled with so much struggle, drive, love and compassion. Infertility is a Bitch, but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and even though IF is a confusing journey and a shitty disease; there is on thing I know for sure.... IF WON'T kill me, it can only make me stronger!

So again, THANK YOU to Amber and to so many other who: read this blog, offer advice and give support and compassion. I am truly blessed. 

Last, I want to leave you with this link to a GREAT blog post tiled "You Might Be Infertile If..." from Risa at Who Shot Down My Stork? <--- click here! It made me laugh, I know you will too!


P.S. Tomorrow ICOMLEAVWE starts! I am looking forward to new comments and readers! Don't forget about the GIVE-A-WAY!

16 comments:

  1. You are very welcome! I was so excited to include a "little extra" along with the OPK's :)
    Thank YOU for the shout out! It really makes my day to hear such kind words. I am so thankful for "meeting" you and becoming blogging buddies. Maybe some day we will actually even be able to meet in person since we live in the same state!

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    1. You. Are. Incredible. I hope we get the chance to meet! I promise next time we are up I will let you know! Maybe we can make a softball game! Do you ever play on this side of the mountain?
      Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness! <3

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  2. What a lovely surprise to get in the mail. Those socks are adorable.

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    1. She did good! What a gem, Amber is! <3

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  3. What is ICOMLEAVEWE? I keep seeing it around and I don't know what it means!

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    1. ICOMLEAVEWE is a week of blog commenting! If you sign up next month you will be added to a list and people can visit you blog and leave comments. Its a way to get more readers! Feel free to check it out, all blogs of life are welcome!

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  4. That was so sweet of Amber to send you that. Gl this cycle. We are kind of cycle buddies I should be ovulating this weekend

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    1. Me too! Cd 12 today... still no (+) Opk but it will happen!! Keep me posted!

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  5. Love the socks!

    I remember the first time I went to acupuncture gearing up for an iui. He hooked the electrodes to the back of my legs and my lower back. Then he turned that sucker up. I was so freaked out! I do miss it though. So relaxing.

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    1. The package was such a sweet gift. I love my blogging friends! Acupuncture is nice, although I never get fully relaxed. I prefer a massage. ;-)

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  6. Surprise packages in the mail are just the best aren't they!

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    1. You bet! It was a wonderful surprise. My DH said I was like a little kid opening it. ;-)

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  7. I love surprise presents in the mail. Those socks are great.

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  8. I want socks like that! Thanks for the shout-out by the way! :)

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