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Re: GTKY: What are you reading? ...or...
@BusinessWife I usually try to read every night even if it’s just for 10 minutes. It helps my mind to shut off from the day. Then once I get invested in the book I find myself making excuses to go to bed earlier so that I can read longer before falling asleep haha.
I have a stack from the library: transformed by birth, period repair manual, a fiction novel waiting for me at the library. I also have a shelf of books I bought but have not read yet because they're part of my "professional library" and I keep telling myself I need to read them when I can get paid for it...
TTC #1 since 02/2020
2009 | Dx PCOS; likely a misdiagnosis
07/14/20 | Dx Hashimoto's Thyroditis
07/21/20 | 1st RE appointment
07/2120 - 08/20/20 | so much testing; no signs of PCOS
08/20/20 | Dx Unexplained; AMA
09/08/20 | IUI #1 Clomid + Trigger + Prometrium | BFN
09/30/20 | Urology consult; more testing required
10/2020 | Clomid + OPK + TI + Prometrium | BFN
10/26/2020 | Starting 2nd IUI cycle, with Letrazole and with a new RE / different clinic
11/03/2020 | New Dx "poor egg quality"; IUI cancelled in favor of Trigger + TI + Prometrium | BFN
11/26/2020 | Combo IUI (Clomid + Menopur) + Trigger + Prometrium | BFN
12/20/2020 | Combo IUI (Clomid + Gonal-F) + Trigger | IUI Cancelled due to thin lining; TI only | BFN
01/14/2021 | Combo IUI (Letrazole + Menopur) + Trigger | BFN
02/06/2021 | Switched to a new RE (TEW) ; trying naturally until we complete additional testing
03/14/2021 | Hybrid Double IUI, with Zymot (Letrazole, Gonal-F) + Trigger + Endometrin | Ovulated 4 mature eggs but still a BFN ☹️
04/07/2021 | Natural cycle while we regroup | BFN
04/09/2021 | Employer announces fertility benefits starting 05/01/2021! | Search for a new doctor who accepts insurance
05/10/2021 | New RE consult & plan for IVF
05/13/2021 | Mid-luteal IVF cycle #1 interrupted; had to get cancer genetic screening done to make sure I didn't have the same SDHA gene mutation as MH.
06/10/2021 | Aygestin priming IVF cycle #1; opted to Cx after 9 days of stims since only 5-6/12 follicles responded
07/26/2021 | Attempt #2 at IVF cycle #1 (mid-luteal start): 8 retrieved, 8 MII, 6 fert (1 PN3), 3 Day 5 & 6 blasts: 3AA, 3AA, 6AB; 3 euploid
08/09/2021 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC | Shockingly, a BFP! EDD: 5/25/202 | CP at 4w4d
09/23/2021 | IVF cycle #2 (mid-luteal start): 14 retrieved, 13 MII, 11 fert, 5 Day 5 & 6 blasts: 2 x 3AA, 2 x 3AB, 3BB; 2 euploid
11/12/2021 | IVF cycle #3 (mid-luteal start): cancelled due to ovaries being on vacation
12/20/2021 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC + Pregmune Immunology Testing; BFN
01/22/2022 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC + understanding uncovered immunological issues; BFN
02/18/2022 | Mock transfer cycle! ERA, ReceptivaDx, EMMA/ALICE; start Prednisone to address NK activity
03/16/2022 | Final, "Hail Mary" super-ovulation + TI cycle before FET; BFP! EDD: 12/21/2022 | MMC 05/08/2022
05/20/2022 | D&C; recovering...
06/21/2022 | Trying naturally until October 2022
07/21/2022 | BFP! EDD 04/02/2023
@chgilmore that's impressive! And yeah, way too much for me where I'm at right now. 😆 Even one a month would be a better place for me to start, I think. But I appreciate what you speak to about the intentionality of your time. That has happened to me in a major way with my prayer life this past year, Thank You 2020! Lol 🙏🙏🙏 Some of that time does include spiritual reading as well, and most of what I want to read stems from that anyway (vs. fiction / fantasy or even politics or idk what else people like to read about lol) so yeah, thinking out loud, but I feel like for me if I remember to conceptualize taking the time as a form of self-care, rather than this obligation that I have to either check off, (or get to beat myself up that I didn't do it 😸), that may help. Excercise probably falls into that category, too, for me! 😬😬😬 Ahem. Ok. Something to think about. 😉
@acleverusername Ah! Listening to! Yes, DH and I started listening to Fr. Mike Schmitz's Bible in a Year podcast in January, which has been SO GOOD!!! But we have fallen pretty far behind / took a semi-intentional break. Lol We both want to re-commit to that, too!
I also do a LOT of audiobook listening. When I'm commuting/driving places, while I'm doing some housework, mowing the grass. Also sometimes if I'm coloring or my newest addiction, Diamond Dot painting I'll listen. It's miraculous and calming me down and relaxing me!
So I'm currently reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. And I'm listening to two different books (depending on if I want to concentrate more, or if I want to relax more): The New Jim Crow. And then also Dune.
October 2015 - 1st MC. 7-8 weeks along. Suspected molar PG, but luckily just a MMC.
June 2016 - 2nd MC: 4-5 weeks CP
September 2016 - 3rd MC: 4-5 weeks CP
RE 1: ALL the testing - 'unexplained' "Yinz can do IVF or try on your own"
Feb 2017 - 4th MC: 6 weeks
RE 2: More tests. Still 'unexplained.' Called fat for an entire hour-long appointment, cried a lot
Feb 2019 - 5th MC: 6-7 weeks
March 2019-present IUD
@stormageddon-darklordofall I really like Screwtape. The Great Divorce is my fave Lewis (aside from the Narnia books).