I'm curious how some of you juggle the stressful, time-consuming nature of IF treatments with your jobs outside of the home, if you have one.
I heard from my RE and I have to go in again to now discuss ovulation trigger meds and plan for IUI as our next option. Honestly it took me a while to even go to my OB and talk about seeing an RE since I work full time and time away from the office is not easy for me. Although I am the manager, I work in close quarters with a small staff (no privacy or door to close) and just thinking about getting away for more appointments, more monitoring, and then treatments which are time sensitive causes me anxiety... both leaving in general so often and raising red flags about my situation with my team. Also, I'm worried about taking medicine that can alter my mood or physical state, and still being high-functioning at work.
If you work outside the home, in a traditional 40+ hour week...
How do you handle the time away?
How much to do let your colleagues and/or supervisors know?
Does the emotional and/or physical toll of your meds/treatments effect your job?
I remember when my cousin was struggling with IF she ended up leaving her nursing job and I'm starting to understand why. That is just not an option for me as I have really built my career, would like to continue it and I contribute a significant income to our household (...and IF treatments are not cheap).
Just looking for either suggestions or to commiserate.