As many of you know, we got the news of our failed first IVF yesterday. Needless to say, I'm still reeling from it -- and really not in the best shape emotionally. I was able to take today off from work, which helped -- but I don't have the luxury of doing that too many more times. (We're a single-income family at the moment; and we also need to start saving more money if we're going to move forward with another cycle of treatment.)
Here's the other piece of my "problem": I'm the children's ministry coordinator at my church, so working means being surrounded by little ones aged preschool all the way up to 5th grade. I LOVE the kids, but right now, they'd be a painful reminder of what I lost. But requesting time off means I'd potentially have to explain the reason for my absence to others (kids, parents, etc...) and I really don't want to share our IF struggles with everyone.
So what would you guys do? Lose out on some $$$ to preserve your sanity, or tough it out to maintain your privacy? I'd love to hear your input. Thanks!