Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bravery, Chemistry Sets and Things

This week I told a good friend of mine that L. & I are going through IVF. I don't know why I've kept it from her for this long, but I did. When I told her, some of the first words out of her mouth were, "Wow, I am so impressed with how strong you are. You are so brave."

I hadn't thought of it like that, and I tried to remember that today when I went to get my shiny, new chemistry set (aka IVF meds) from the local Fed Ex. I can't believe how many needles they can stuff into one carton. Trust me, they used every inch of that box - it's overflowing with liquids and potions (I half expected a little smoke to billow out when I finally got it open).

So, I'm focusing on my bravery as my good friend expressed to me this week. I am so grateful for her and her wonderful, warm understanding.

Meanwhile, I'm resisting the temptation to write a post on how I feel like the guest star in a science fiction flick about hormonal potions, vitrifcation, and embryos.

On with the journey...(I'm also going to resist the Wizard of Oz references today).

Off to acupuncture!


Alex and Jill said...

You are brave. :)

I'm so glad you have a close friend to support you like that.

Let the fun begin!!


rgram962 said...

I agree with your friend. I'm glad you have her. I am excited for you, as strange as that sounds. I truly feel that you will be blessed.
Love You

LANIE said...

I can remember how scared dale & were. Just saty calm. I think we were so uptight that we stressed to much. My prayers are with you L & L love, lanie

Penny said...

haha! They should have put a pair of goggles and a lab coat in there too. Except, I'm sure there would be no room.

KandiB said...

I remember when I got my first box of meds. It was eerily like Christmas, but not really. I wish you the best of luck this month - this could be it!

Hope2morrow said...

You are very brave. We're warriors! Glad you have a great friend to support you through this; sometime it's nice to know someone is there and listening.