Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Speaking of Zumba, I went back yesterday. I was able to hang in there longer than I thought and probably pushed myself a little too hard. I could definitely tell its been about a month and a surgery since I was last there. I am going again tonight, and hopefully, I'll be able to do a tad bit better than yesterday. The good news is that when I did start cramping I was able to take a time out, drink some water, and make the bitches go away. Normally once they start, there is no getting rid of them. I also did not bleed at all. So this is very good news. Hopefully this trend will continue, and I'll be able to exercise like a normal person once I'm back to 100%. Which means I WILL be ready for the certification class in July. And I'm psyched!
So now that I am able to exercise like a normal person (FX it stays this way), it gives me a little more hope in the TTC department. Maybe the D&C cleared everything out, reset everything, and was what I needed to have a successful pregnancy. I'm hopeful (maybe a little more than I should be) but also trying to stay realistic. If this really did reset everything, then its kind of like starting over again. And it can take up to a year for a healthy couple to conceive. So if I don't get pregnant right away, I don't need to be upset. Because it can take a year. And this will be the mantra I will repeat to myself if it doesn't happen. No need to get upset yet, it can take a year.
And now for your IFPSA of the day. There are actually a few things I'm thinking about, and they all came from one thread on the Fertility Friend message boards. So first and foremost, I know I jokingly called myself a bitter infertile in my first post. Let me make it VERY clear, that the only person allowed to call any woman who struggles with infertility bitter, is the person struggling with infertility. And the thread that made me want to share that little side of information, was a thread about a woman who claims she got pregnant because she relaxed. Now the crazy thing about her relaxing is that she wasn't relaxed at all. She was temping, doing opks, using a fertility monitor, and checking her saliva for ferning. But just because she had a glass of wine and "lived a little" she's magically relaxing. (Oh, I should mention that this was the first month she timed sex correctly in the whole 6 months that she was trying) And if this wasn't annoying enough she decides to add " So please, maybe just try living for one whole month and see if that make a difference. Buckets of Relaxed Baby dust to you all ". I know I have said it before, and I will say it again. DO NOT TELL AN INFERTILE PERSON TO RELAX. Hearing this actually causes us to stress out. If relaxing were the cure, I would have gotten pregnant (and stayed that way) the first year we were trying. (We did get pregnant the first month we tried, but miscarried. This was after being off of birth control for 2 years without a single oops.) I knew it could take up to a year, so I didn't worry about it. Yes, I temped and timed sex during my fertile time. But I was confident it would happen, so I didn't stress about it. After the first year came to a close, I started to worry. I went to my doctor, and she put me on Clomid even though I was ovulating (ladies, get tests done first. Don't let your doc prescribe these pills like they are candy without having the proper tests done). We did not get pregnant on the Clomid. So I was even more stressed out and worried. But then we got pregnant again, even though I was pretty stressed out from the Clomid not working and from my job. Even though I was not relaxing, we got pregnant. And then we miscarried again. Since then we've taken break cycles where we haven't temped, done opks, or even thought about it, in other words we relaxed. When I quit my job and was a housewife for several months, I was very relaxed. Still not pregnant. After I got my hsg done with a new doctor and they unblocked a tube (I had a small blockage in one tube), I just knew it was going to happen so I was relaxed then. All these times that I was relaxed did not help me get pregnant. So, in conclusion, relaxing does not help. If it did, there would be a ton of us IF ladies that got pregnant during break cycles. So the moral of this lengthy IFPSA is not to call us bitter and don't tell us to relax.