whew... thanks for making it better. What you wrote there is exactly what I needed to read (you not regretting to be optimistic). And I'm glad I went against my DH's advice and came here again (told him about my mood being low after the last few posts here and he told me maybe I should be less involved with this forum). Your post made me feel much better before going to sleep.
As I told DH, it's hard finding the best possible attitude under the circumstances. Some will tell you that PMA is vital and you must believe... and then others, like some here in the last posts, insist that one must remain realistic. Of course there's a way to do both, but one does a lot of trips between the two before finding the right zone.
And while doing that trip, it's natural to look at others around you who are in the same situation and try to be wise and figure out the best course of action. Hence my presence here, in part. I've always kept in mind that everybody's case is different; I sure won't benefit from the experience of an ICSI person who's in her forties the same way I would from a first timer IVF in her twenties with tubal damage. Because of the major differences, I'll be cautious before I apply this to me.
Somehow, however, the 1st vs 2nd vs 3rd attempt experience the people here were talking about seemed a little more universal, and I let it touch me more than I should have.
Of course, you are right in thinking that you have every right to be where you're at emotionally right now. However, I'm glad you're aware of the "rough edges" and their possible impact on people who are not at the same point emotionally, IVF veteran or not.
So of course sassy, no hard feelings. And I hope nictor
, and you sassy
, also don't have any for me. I'm sorry if I ruffled feathers with my reaction; I was just trying to express how certain comments made me feel while still trying to respect other people's feelings and egos.
And meg, I forgot to put a
in my last post; I was actually teasing you happily when I said you were being ironic.
Take care ladies; I'm off to bed.
Till the next injection,