Tuesday, January 20, 2009

IVF #1 is officially underway

And in the middle of grief over my sweet dog and nausea from my BCPs, I somehow made it through a job interview this morning, albeit missing some sprigs of coherency. (it's just a part-time gig to supplement IVF costs--that is, if I get it) Nevertheless, the fact that I made it through without crying or retching should earn me a gold medal, no?

By the way, thank you so much to all of you who expressed your condolences. I was so touched and grateful. I love my online buddies!

20 comments:

Martha said...

I think you deserve a gold medal, Absolutely and the parttime job to help with finances.

Cassandra said...

Good luck with the job and with the IVF cycle!

Michelle said...

Wow that is impressive.Good Luck!

Lorraine said...

You really have a lot going on all at once. I was so sorry to read about your Kyra - she was obviously meant to be a part of your life. The photo of you together is such a part of my idea of you, I'll never be able to separate the image of you, the writer, from that smiling mop of adorable dog right next to you.

Good luck with IVF#1 - and the job!

Shelby said...

Thanks, Lorraine. But the mop of a dog is my guy, Luke (still with us). Kyra is in the background and is quite the beaut. I belonged with both of them!

Nikki said...

I hope you get that job!! Good luck! And yes, you do deserve a gold medal, you're juggling so many things all at once!

Lost in Space said...

I'm sorry you are going through so much at once, Shelby! Losing your sweet girl is more than enough to handle right now!! I hate the sucky part of this financial crap that has you interviewing for another job. Hugs.

I take my last nausea-induced devil pill in the morning. I am beyond thrilled as it will be the last to ever touch my lips for the rest of my life. (-;

Good luck with your cycle. We're here every step of the way!!

Lifeslurper said...

Hiya Shelby:

I too wish to express my sorrow about Kyra. I have had a recent event here. The sadness is profound. Hmmm....nothing like a big ole round of IVFing to really pick up up and completely rearrange you!!!!! I have great hopes for your cycle! Best Wishes xxxx

Sarang said...

Sorry you had nausea with the BCPs!

You've definitely earned a medal...good luck post interview and with IVF kick off!

itsazooaroundhere said...

Wow, you have a LOT going on! I hope the job interview went well. I'm still thinking of your sweet doggy - it is so hard to even imagine losing mine, so my heart goes out to you.

It is SO exciting that you've started the BCPs! I'm going to be about 10 days behind you, so I'm looking forward to hearing how everything goes. Is your clinic in the city? We're at UCSF but most of my appointments will be at the new Marin clinic (closer to home).

Hope the nausea goes away soon. Take care!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

good luck with your first IVF cycle! i am currently in my first IVF, too. i hope we both end with BFPs!

Another Dreamer said...

(*hugs*) It's hard to have to deal with everything else in life after losing such an important piece of it, as Kyra was to you. As you move forward though, I hope you get that part time job. And I really hope this IVF works.

Good luck hun.

courtney said...

Good luck with IVF. This has all the makings of a beautiful baby.

banditgirl said...

Shelby, as I said, something ends and something begins! Kyra was her own unique creature that nothing can replace, but it is exciting to imagine that another life will begin soon! I bet you kicked ass today. I can't imagine otherwise. Honestly. Go girl! And let's kick it up this Sat!

Just Me. said...

I'm sorry, I'm a bit late here. I read your previous post and I am bawling!!!!!! I'm so sorry, Shelby! I'm a dog lover and I don't know what I'll do when Brandy passes on, someday.

I hope you do get the job and the BFP with this cycle. I would have loved to keep my previous job..but circumstances with IF didn't allow it. :( Oh well, let's not go there. I'll get upset. :(

HUGE HUGS, SHELBY.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Wishing you lots and lots of luck on all fronts.
~~HUGS~~

Tara said...

I hope you get the job - if you want it. And, I hope the BCPs are easing up a little.

chicklet said...

Good luck with IVF#1. I know how emotionally taxing it can be so wishing you all the best.

bendingbackwards said...

Wishing you the very best.

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No. 3: The Unfair Struggle (male-factor IF, friendship, life on the ice)

The Swann's said...

Oh, I do hope your side effects from the BCP and your excitement for starting IVF out weigh each other!!!! :-) How so very exciting to be going down this path... Do keep us updated!!!

I send my condolences as it is so hard to loose a pet... A dear loved one that was right beside you thru thick and thin.

I'm looking forward to reading some great news from you soon though!!!!