The last two arrivals of AF are a merely a circle on the calendar.
And having this mini-break really has been…….. well……….. surprisingly okay.
This month marks the first month of YEAR FOUR in my secondary infertility challenge. It almost seems comical some days. Something so easy for most, but decidedly hard for me.
So where are we on the donor egg cycle? Well, my current objective is securing the cash. The stock market has taken the wind out of my sails, as my rainy day savings bucket is tied up in investments all of which are tanking at the moment. I refuse to pull money out of there, so we are looking at some other methods.
I am calling today to schedule our psych evaluations. I want to get as much pre-work out of the way before the holidays. I owe a bloodtest, and S. owes another SA sample at the lab since he hasn’t had a full work-up since last November.
But among these things, I am also curiously lazy at the moment.
I haven’t looked at the donor profiles yet.
I guess the crux of it is, once I am invested, I am in it all the way. Which means another possibility of failure. I am so sick and tired of failing. But I am willing to jump in one more time, because I know that this really is the last attempt.
Remember when I referred to my last IVF cycle as my “Swan Song” for my old and broken eggs?
Well, if that was the swan song, this is………. the “Hail Mary”.
My RE is the quarterback, my donor is the football, and I am the wide receiver. We are on our own 10 yard line (90 yards from a touchdown and the WIN), and about to throw the longest pass in infertility history.
It will either be the miracle catch in the end zone, an incomplete, or a dropped pass.
Are you sick of my analogies yet?
Good. Because I have about 100 more over the next couple of months.