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!

6 comments:

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!!

((HUGS))

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.