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November Mental Health Check-In

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Link to Canadian Resources:  https://suicideprevention.ca/need-help/

This is a safe place for more detailed support in mental health, struggles, and successes.  Whereas general stress and issues are often discussed in R/R of dailies, this place is for a more focused discussion of the impact of mental health.  Members are encouraged to use thoughtfulness and depth to examine feelings, barriers, and useful supports. 

This post can be replied to at any time during the month. Not limited to those with a mental health diagnosis, but please be sensitive to others. We will attempt to be as flame free as possible!

Feel free to share, vent, or support other members on this thread. Share a picture/gif that expresses how you feel or provides some comfort. 

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TTGP December Siggy Challege - Extreme Holiday Decor/Holiday Decor Fails


Me: 30 DH:32

Together since 2007
Married 7/2/16

TTC #1 since 7/2017
Dx: unexplained, low morph

IUI #1-3 all BFN

IVF #1 - 6/11/19
24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

FET #1 - 9/10/19
Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
Beta 9/20/19....BFN
"I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

FET #2 - Tentatively February or March 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 

meri-macpom9207

Re: November Mental Health Check-In

  • Maybe I'll use the script, but I really just have a question/request!!

    Anybody use those special lamps for SAD or vitamin D deficiency? Some days I have a hard time getting outside during work hours while it's sunny out, or even just light out. I'd like to get a lamp for my desk since I don't even see windows to outside from my cubicle!

    So, any suggestions or recommendations on ones you've used?
    TTGP December Siggy Challege - Extreme Holiday Decor/Holiday Decor Fails


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively February or March 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 

  • Bumpity bump bump
    TTGP December Siggy Challege - Extreme Holiday Decor/Holiday Decor Fails


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively February or March 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 

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  • Btw I did find a sleek looking lamp that has 3 settings and it's been awesome! I really can't tell if it helps but I definitely like it. Bought it on amazing for only $40!


    TTGP December Siggy Challege - Extreme Holiday Decor/Holiday Decor Fails


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively February or March 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 

    feather_heather
  • @inthewoods23 - That lamp is neat! I've been thinking about getting a himalayan salt lamp for my desk at work. I have one at home, and same thing - no clue if it helps, but it's worth a shot! 
  • @feather_heather yeah you never really know if they really work but even it's a placebo effect I'll take it! Some of the lamps I saw when doing research were like $80-100+ and all kinda boxy and ugly. The lamp I bought is about the size of a tablet reader!
    TTGP December Siggy Challege - Extreme Holiday Decor/Holiday Decor Fails


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively February or March 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 

    feather_heather
  • @inthewoods23 I used both when I lived further north. I think maybe they helped a little, but in the end I needed something a bit stronger. But the one you posted looks great!
  • @notagoodpatient I'll take whatever little boost I can get 🙂 hopefully somebody finally buys me the sunrise alarm clock so I can see if that helps with getting my butt out of bed.
    TTGP December Siggy Challege - Extreme Holiday Decor/Holiday Decor Fails


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively February or March 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 

  • @inthewoods23 - We have the phillips sunrise alarm clock and it definitely helps! I am generally a snooze 3X type of person, but this combined with the box fan shutting off wakes me up the first time. 
  • @feather_heather that's the brand I want! Glad to hear it helps!

    I've had weekends (maybe this was my college days) where I'd go to bed at 4am and wake up and be fine at 8am. All because the sun gradually woke me up. So really hoping it does the trick!
    TTGP December Siggy Challege - Extreme Holiday Decor/Holiday Decor Fails


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively February or March 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 

    feather_heather
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