Someone on a public forum just asked the question (after trying for six cycles to get pregnant), "How do you keep the hope?"
Before I knew it, my fingers were typing something and this is what came out:
Here's the deal. Whether it takes one month or eleven, a simple roll in the hay or invasive medical procedures, most women who want to will get to be a mother eventually.
Personally, I try to remind myself that I would like there to be some of "me" left by the time I get there. If I'm only about TTC, or my infertility, and I let my other interests and relationships die, who will be left to be a mother if and when that time comes?
It's easier said than done, but you have to remain yourself and not let this process take over your life. It is but one aspect of who you are.
I don't know where that came from, but I'm glad it did. As soon as I typed it I realized that I needed to hear that exact message.
And I'm glad I'm going to be busy being me this weekend. It's nice to feel normal again.
4 weeks ago