I've been on the April/May thread for a few weeks but thought I would be greedy and join you guys too
I was just reading your first posting Lisa and it really struck a chord with me. I felt exactly the same when I was just about to start my treatment. I had just changed my career and had a part time job in fashion production which was really poorly paid (but I loved it) but had to go back to the IT industry to bring in some money for treatment. That was stressful enough, then I felt that all future plans were put into question because you don't know if you'll be pregnant, still on IVF etc etc.
My way around it was to just clear my diary - since then I have only tentatively accepted invitations, and have only been scheduling a week in advance. Otherwise, how will I know what mood I'm in, whether I'll be in pain or tired that day? It is a pain in the ass but from my view point, IVF is the MOST important thing to achieve right now so if I prioritise that, then all other activities come second place! Just keep in mind that your health and peace of mind are more important than anything else right now - its time to be selfish!!
I had major anxiety for the first couple of weeks of my treatment, just from worrying about all the drugs and what they were doing to my body - my stress levels were sky high. Since then, I've had 2 acupuncture sessions which have worked wonders - I feel completely relaxed and calm and I've only suffered from one mood swing since going on the stims!
Best of luck to you in sorting everything out xx
Tinkerbellamom - about your exercise, I've read that aerobics isn't recommended during stimulation or 2ww. The Zita West book (my bible) says that you shouldn't do anything that will take heat and energy away from your abdomen as this needs as much help as possible to get those follies to grow! Also, definitely don't do aerobics during 2ww, too much bouncing around for the embryo! I reckon walking would be ok tho. Has anyone else read any different?
Chel - my DH works away a lot too - isn't it horrible being left to deal with everything on your own? We're all here for you if you need to chat x
I don't have an EC date but I'm hoping it will be at the end of this week 13/14 May..? We'll see how the follies get on, they feel huge already.
Good luck to everyone, may we all have many BCPs